Scientific Name: Order Rodentia

Having rodents in your home or business can be infuriating as they can rummage through the pantry, leave unsightly droppings, and cause other disturbances. Rodents are not easy to remove and require planning to effectively cleanse them from your home. There are several types of rodents including rats, mice, squirrels, prairie dogs, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters, and capybaras.

Rattus norvegicus
Rattus norvegicus, the Brown Rat.
By National Park Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Identifying Rodents

Rodents are warm blooded mammals and can be found in every part of the world. They hide in homes and sneak into areas where food is easily accessible. Their bodies are small and flexible enough to squeeze through the tiniest of openings, and with a large group, they are hard to get rid of for the average homeowner. Rodents reproduce frequently and some species reproduce faster than others. We recommend talking to a professional rodent exterminator to evaluate your home, and provide a plan to remove the pests.


The common rat is keen to their environment, so household traps and bait are usually ineffective. To truly remove rats from a home, a professional exterminator is recommended. Rats are known to colonize quickly in such areas in a home like:

  • Attics
  • Burrows
  • Under Sidewalks
  • Under Porches
  • The area behind drywall
  • and other hard to reach areas

Rats are also known to carry nasty parasites like fleas and ticks, bringing more pests into your home.


Mice commonly enter homes seeking shelter, food, and water. When they get into your uncovered food, you have no choice but to throw out it out. If mice have easy access to food, they will come back, and in bigger numbers.

Controlling Rodents in Your Home

Because rodents are one of the most adaptable creatures they can be difficult to exterminate. Contact us today to receive a free estimate from pest control specialists in your area. Our professionals can help you identify the size of infestation, determine and seal off entry points, and provide a customized treatment plan with ongoing maintenance and monitoring.

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