Fall City, Washington - 98024
Fall City is actually not an incorporated city, but rather a Census-Designated Place (CDP). The first real settlements here were two forts built to protext future settlers against possible uprisings by the natice population. Known in the late 1800's as "The Landing", Fall City was once a home to a stop on the Seattle, Lakeshore, and Eastern railway. The railway brought in tourists and improved the business in the local lumber mills and farms. Tourism was significantly lessened during the Great Depression and World War II; and then more so when Interstate 90 was rerouted to pass from Preston to North Bend, bypassing the city. Now, Fall City is a residential community full of folks who commute on I-90 to Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, and other bussling cities nearby.
Wildlife in Fall City can include everything from woodpeckers, rats, and mice; to raccoons, opossums, and rabbits. Fall City is a smaller city, and with older buildings there can be some construction gaps, or spaces that have settled creating holes. Over time, wood starts to decay and become soft and brittle; especially with all this western Washington rain. Raccoons and squirrels are frustratingly good at taking advantage of weak spots in roofs and fascia and soffit boards and making themselves at home. Rats and mice can also use these areas to gain access into your home, creating a mess in their wake. All these animals can leave behind droppings, urine, structural damage, and nesting material in addition to the diseases and parasites the carry.
Repairing your home from rodent damage can cost a pretty penny. They can soil insulation with urine and feces, chew new holes for entry, damage wires, destroy moisture barriers, chew through eaves, and try to gain access to the interior of the home. They can cause awful smells, and carry diseases that are transferable to people, and domesticated pets. The fact of the matter is, everyone deals with wildlife. You are not alone. 206.431.6833