Rodents such as rats and mice have adapted to live in close association with man. But they tend to:

  • damage structures
  • chew wiring
  • eat and urinate on human and animal food
  • carry many diseases

While these rodents are present around our homes throughout the year, unwanted rodent activities often become a problem in the fall and winter when they enter homes seeking warmth.

Rodent Problem in Kitsap County, WA

The two most common rodents encountered in Kitsap County are the Norway rat and the house mouse.

Both of these rodents are good jumpers, climbers, swimmers, and gnawers, which enable them better access to your home. Rodents memorize specific pathways and use the same routes consistently.

They are omnivorous, eating nearly any type of food, including dead and dying members of their own species.

Diseases spread or carried by rodents include Hantavirus, Haverhill fever, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis, and Plague. Fleas carrying plague have been taken from trapped rats in Tacoma as recently as the mid-1970s.

Many fires of "unknown cause" may have been caused by rodents chewing through electrical wires.

Implementing a Successful Rodent Control Program Includes 3 Steps: Inspection, Treatment, and Aftercare

It is always better to call pest control professionals when dealing with rodents as they have better knowledge of entry points, which baits should be used for which species, and how to keep rodents gone.


  • The goals of the initial inspection are to locate areas of rodent activity, determine where rodents may have access to the home, locate harborages (living areas), and discuss with the client any conditions present contributing to rodent infestations.
  • Signs of rodent activity include rodent droppings in and around the home, gnawed electrical wires, and torn up insulation for nesting material.


  • If rodents are present, we will place tamper-proof, fully enclosed bait stations around the home in areas where rodent activity is observed or conditions are conducive to their presence.
  • Snap traps may also be used, especially in sensitive areas where rodenticides may not be appropriate.


  • Monthly inspections and service of the bait stations are necessary until rodent populations are under control.

Keep Pests Under Control with Quarterly Service

After successfully removing rodents from your property, our quarterly service will prevent pests of all kind from ever occupying your home or its surroundings. Our quarterly service includes:

  • Continued monitoring of rodent bait stations
  • Protection from wood-destroying pests such as carpenter ants
  • Protection against general nuisance pests such as beetles, centipedes, earwigs.
  • Spider and accessible spider webs removal.
  • Treatment of fleas and bees.
  • Free call-back service between visits if needed.
At just $100 per quarter, our quarterly service package gives you an excellent service at reasonable prices.

Why Choose Us?

Our service is completely eco-friendly. The products and techniques implemented are 100% non-toxic to humans and pets. Excel Pest Control’s trained technicians will inspect your house for rodent issues thoroughly and strategically use green techniques to help you get rid of them. After the rodent infestation is taken care of, our experts will brief you on how to keep rats and mice away.

We’re a local, family-owned business who always value our customers and give them the personal attention they deserve. We pride ourselves in serving our local community with excellent service and reasonable prices.

Eco-Friendly Solutions
100% Safe for Humans & Pets
Quarterly Maintenance
Free Call-Back Service

Contact Us

For a free consultation about your rodent control problem, call us on (360) 895-4284 and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.