Rodent control

We will identify intruding rodents, determine the most effective way to get them out of your home and then customize a solution to keep them from coming back. Eviction is guaranteed.

Get rid of mice and rats

Rats, mice and other pests invade your home looking for the same comforts of home that you do — food, shelter and water. Unfortunately, they are more than an inconvenience. They're a threat to your property, your health and your sense of security.

Rodent control covers:

Rats and mice can:

Chew through wires
and cause fires

Destroy property
and belongings

Eat drywall and
tear insulation

Die in your walls,
creating foul odors

Leave droppings
behind

Make disturbing noises
in your walls and attic

What parts of your home can we secure against rodents?

  1. Attic, turbine and gable vents
  2. Roof returns and plumbing vents
  3. Gaps between exterior walls and roofing fascia
  4. Dryer and oven vents
  5. Foundation grates and pipe openings
  6. Garage door opening

How rodent control works:

  • Step 1

    Inspection

    We'll inspect all accessible areas of your home, from roof to crawl space, to determine how rodents gain entry. Next, we'll develop a customized plan for your property.

  • Step 2

    Exclusion

    Using methods including traps and baits, we will get rodents out. Then we will patch, seal and secure any vulnerable entry points to keep intruders out for good.

  • Step 3

    Re-Inspection

    Each year, we will re-inspect all accessible areas of your home to check previously secured entry points as well as look for any new possible vulnerabilities to address.

Guaranteed rodent protection

If, during the term of your plan, covered rodents* enter your home, Terminix® will at no extra cost:**

  • Take care of the new invasion
  • Repair damaged exclusion components
  • Seal any new entry points

Benefits of choosing Terminix® for your rodent control:

Free Inspection: You'll get the answers you want about rodents in your home as we provide a thorough inspection and identify entry points the rodents use to get in.

Preventive Solutions: We can help customers prevent rodents from entering their homes, causing damage and leaving behind urine and fecal matter.

Guaranteed: We will come back to eliminate and remove trapped pests, repair any new damage they cause to materials we've installed, and we'll seal any new entry points they may create as long as you keep your plan.

Ongoing Protection: In addition to our guarantee we will provide annual inspections as long as you keep your plan.


How to get rodent control

Don't waste another day. Schedule your FREE inspection and we will get to work putting your rodent concerns behind you.

All about rodents

Rodents are highly adaptable animals that make up over 40 percent of the mammal class. With more than 2,230 species identified, their ranks are massive, although only three types are considered major pests in the United States. They are the house mouse, the Norway rat and the roof rat.

These three rodents are identified as major pests because they are commonly found near human dwellings and are most likely to benefit from human structures, food and waste. Rats and mice pose an issue for humans living within the same vicinity for a number of reasons.

Basic rodent biology

Rats and mice are both capable of transmitting disease to humans through their hair, droppings and urine. A single mouse can excrete 40 to 100 droppings per day, according to the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control by Arnold Mallis.

Rats and mice might also bite, although it is not common. Sometimes a bite can result in rat-bite fever, a potentially fatal disease if not treated. Some people develop an allergic reaction to the excrement of rats or house mice, which can cause asthma-related symptoms.

In addition to causing disease, food contamination by rats and mice can cause billions of dollars in damage. Between one-fifth and one-third of total food production is lost annually due to rat contamination according to Mallis, who also states that a single rat can consume about 1 ounce of food per night. Some rat colonies can harbor more than 100 rats.

Rats and mice are also successful breeders. A female rat can reproduce every three weeks, and usually gives birth to about six to 10 young at one time. A female mouse reproduces every three to four weeks and usually gives birth to about five or six young, although sometimes up to 12. This means that both rat and mice colonies can grow large quickly, although rats only live for about a year. Mice can live up to two or three years under ideal conditions.

Rodent control

Rodents owe a majority of their survival success to their ability to adapt to different habitats. They are opportunistic food scavengers and will consume most types of food. If a certain food source runs out, they are likely to adapt to a new food source. In addition, they are mostly active just after sunset and just before sunrise – hours during which most people are asleep. These factors make rats and mice difficult to control.

Rats and mice are also successful breeders. A female rat can reproduce every three weeks, and usually gives birth to about six to 10 young at one time. A female mouse reproduces every three to four weeks and usually gives birth to about five or six young, although sometimes up to 12. This means that both rat and mice colonies can grow large quickly, although rats only live for about a year. Mice can live up to two or three years under ideal conditions.

Attempting to control a rat or mouse infestation can be dangerous. The most effective rodent control requires an integrated approach. Rodenticide alone is often not enough. Additionally, rodent control requires rodent proofing, harborage reduction, trapping and increased attention to sanitation. For the most comprehensive solution, call a pest management professional.