Your Terminix professional will conduct a thorough inspection to determine where and how rodents are entering your home. We'll report our findings and develop a customized plan.
First, we will remove any rodents from your home. Then, we will seal up entry points to keep them from re-entering your home.
We will conduct an annual inspection each year for as long as you keep your plan. We will inspect previously secured entry points and check for new vulnerabilities.
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Which rodents are covered under Terminix Rodent Control services?
Rats, mice, bats, tree squirrels and flying squirrels are all covered with Terminix rodent control services. If you’re having issues with these pests, or want to prevent these rodents from entering your home in the first place, contact Terminix and one of our teammates will come out to inspect your home, free of charge. Based on what is found, your Terminix professional will customize a plan for rodent removal and ongoing protection.
How do you get rid of rodents?
Rats, mice and other rodents invade your home looking for food, shelter and water. You can help keep rodents away by not leaving food and dirty dishes out, storing food properly, emptying your garbage cans nightly and cleaning crumbs off the kitchen counters. But you may have exterior entry points that you aren’t aware of. Terminix mice and rat exterminators are trained to find those entry points and properly seal them off to prevent rodents from entering your home.
How much does mice and rat control cost?
The cost of rodent control can vary by your home’s location, size and the extent of the rat or mouse infestation. Terminix customizes rodent control plans based on your unique situation and needs. And with over 90+ years of experience and on-staff entomologists, we’ve seen it all and know how to solve your problem. And if you need a rat or mice exterminator, you can get started with a FREE rodent inspection.
“Terminix always has an answer to our problems, in the past 15 years we have experienced mice in the attic, mosquitos and palmetto bugs in the back yard and fleas in our screen room.All of these problems were and are still being taken care of by Terminix, they just make life a lot easier to deal with in a world where there will always be rodents and bugs."
Niceville, FL October 2021
"Evidence of varmints in attic in newly purchased house. Terminix placed traps in the attic after sealing several potential access points for rats, squirrels, etc. After three inspections, no infestation was found thanks to access point remediation. Have taken advantage of pest control and termite control services.”
Houston, TX August 2021
"The service technicians are knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Since using their service I almost never see bugs inside my home, and I'm assuming the ones I see have more to do with it kids leaving the door open. We also no longer have a problem with mice and we used to see two or three a season.”
Streamwood, IL November 2021
If you live by a field or in the woods, it’s likely that you’ll have to deal with mice every fall and winter. The following techniques will help prevent and control any problems: Seal as many openings and holes in the exterior walls as possible and put weather strips on the bottom of all doors – especially the garage door – to prevent mice from entering. If you can stick a pencil through a crack or hole, a mouse can squeeze through it. Place live traps inside the garage on either side of the doorway, making sure children and pets don't have access to them. Make sure all foundation and attic vents have one-quarter-inch hardware cloths tightly fitted over the opening and do the same for any turbine vents in the roof. Trim all tree branches at least 10 feet from the roof. Terminix professionals are trained to find entry points, and know where and how to properly place bait or traps for effectiveness.
Mice are best controlled by using traps – either snap traps, live traps or a combination of the two. When using snap traps, use different baits (chocolate, peanut butter, etc) on the traps and place them where the mice are active – but where children and pets can’t get to them. Also, seal exterior cracks and holes and put weather strips on doors to help prevent new mice from entering. Mice only need a quarter-inch hole to enter. Terminix professionals are trained to find these entry points, and customize a plan to seal them to keep mice from coming back.
When it comes to controlling a rat problem, traps are effective because the bodies can be easily removed. With baits, you run the risk of the rodent dying inside a wall or in a place where you cannot remove it. This may cause an unpleasant odor. In some cases, you need to use both traps and baits. Rodent bait should be used only in tamper-resistant rodent stations. Baits should NEVER be placed unsecured where children or pets could access them. We recommend contacting Terminix for help, and you can get started with a FREE inspection.
Contrary to popular belief, cheese is not a good bait for mice or rats. Peanut butter and chocolate work well as long as you don’t put too much on the trap. Work the bait onto the trap’s trigger so that it’s hard for the rodent to get it off and it will be forced to climb the trigger. Or you can always call Terminix to come and inspect your problem and properly set baits and traps.
1Coverage includes rats, mice, bats, tree squirrels, flying squirrels, raccoons, opossums, skunks, groundhogs, armadillos, pigeons, starlings and sparrows. Limitations apply. See Plan for details.
2Offer valid only through participating locations. Single-family dwelling units only. Requires purchase of new Rodent & Wildlife Exclusion Service. Additional limitations may apply. Offer may not be combined with other offers or discounts.
3Treatments and Covered Pests defined in your Plan. Limitations apply. See Plan for details.