Rodent Control & Removal Services

rodent hiding in interior pipeThe first time you see a mouse scurry across your garden path, you may want to run away. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid the problem because getting rid of these unwelcome visitors is necessary to maintain a healthy environment. Rodents carry a lot of germs and nasty viruses. If you don’t remove rodents from your yard, they may soon want to move indoors! Fortunately, Mosquito Joe® offers outdoor rodent removal services that effectively deal with this problem.

Rats, mice, and other rodents are very clever about getting into your spaces. Ugh! The scuttling, scurrying, gnawing critters are a problem just about everywhere, but especially in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. You can be confident that the local rodent populations are thriving wherever you may live. Rats and mice will enjoy the outdoors until food is scarce or weather changes make them uncomfortable. They will then head for your home, barn, shed, garage, attic, or basement. Our rodent removal and control services are designed to keep these vermin from entering your premises while working to reduce their population on your property.

Effective Rodent Control Tips

To help keep these unwanted intruders out of your home, implement these useful tips. Even these simple measures can go a long way in maintaining a rodent-free environment.

Rats and mice are attracted to the food, water, and shelter we enjoy. So, the key to effective rodent control is blocking access to these necessities completely. You can take steps to make your home less appealing to rodents and harder to access. Start at the heart of your home and work outwards:

  • Always clean up spilled food and water in the kitchen. Store all food in airtight containers.
  • Keep kitchen garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Pick up pet food dishes and water when not actively in use.
  • Patch and repair any holes, however small, in walls between rooms, between the garage and the attic, or leading outdoors. Pay particular attention to the back of cupboards and closets and around window casings.
  • Inspect all vents, especially along the roof, to be sure the vent covers fit properly and are in good repair.
  • Stop feeding wild birds. Spilled seed attracts and feeds rats and mice.
  • When adding food scraps to the compost, always turn the compost to cover any food scraps fully.
  • Prune any branches that overhang your roof or grow close to it.
  • Pick up fallen fruit or vegetables in the garden.
  • Keep the grass mowed short (about 2.5 inches), trim shrubs, and remove leaf litter and clutter that can provide shelter.
  • Use our professional rodent removal and control services to examine your property and curtail the rodent population.

Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Brown rat looking to the side.

There are several telltale signs that rodents are feeling right at home in your home. Here are some of the common things you should look out for:

Animal droppings: One of the first things you’ll see if rodents are afoot is droppings. They won’t always be in plain sight; you may find them in concealed areas like behind a stove or in your attic. This is usually the first sign that you have unwanted visitors.

Gnaw marks: Inspect your doors, food packages, vents, wiring, and other areas in your home for marks that indicate something has been chewing on them. Although rodents are opportunistic, they will also go to great lengths to find a source of food. They may also use some of the material to build a nest for offspring.

Weird noises: If you hear funny sounds like squeaks or scurry inside the walls or in the ceiling, there is a good chance that rodents are present.

Rodents Present a Health Issue

All too often, rodents in your yard or garden will soon come indoors. Rodents in your home are a cause for concern because they can carry diseases that are harmful to both humans and pets. Even though you might not come into physical contact with them, rodents in your home can still have a negative impact on your health and well-being. Rodents may impact your health in the following ways:

  • When you eat food that rodents have previously nibbled on.
  • When you consume food contaminated with rodent waste.
  • When you improperly or unknowingly handle contaminated rodent droppings.

Rodent infestation in and around homes can contribute to the outbreak of some serious illnesses. So, having a rodent control plan is advised to protect you, your family, and your pets from contamination. The trusted rodent exterminators at Mosquito Joe have the experience and techniques to safely remove rodents from your property, thereby protecting your home from an infestation.

Rodent Control Maintenance Plans

When it comes to rodent control, a proactive approach is the best defense. Mosquito Joe offers monthly outdoor rodent control maintenance services to ensure rodents don’t return. Each treatment lasts a few weeks, so we’ll return and treat the area again to ensure there are no weaknesses in your home’s rodent control plan.

Types of Rodents We Remove and Control

While different variations of mice and rats tend to be the main culprits infiltrating homes, we also control other rodents, such as the following:

  • Squirrels
  • Mice
  • Rats
  • Chipmunks
  • Voles
  • Porcupines
  • Groundhog

Reliable Rodent Removal and Control From Mosquito Joe

You might be wondering how a business named Mosquito Joe can help with rodent removal and control. Our outdoor rodent removal services focus on effective population control and creating a barrier around your home to keep rodents out. All of our services are backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise™, which guarantees complete customer satisfaction.

You should be aware that not all Mosquito Joe locations offer rodent removal. So, find a local Mosquito Joe near you today and inquire about outdoor rodent removal services.

FAQ About Rodent Control

How much does rodent control cost?

Since every household has different rodent control needs, we tailor our services to meet the work being done. But you can also request a free quote to get a better idea of what to expect.

Can I handle rodent control myself?

We don’t recommend handling rodent control issues alone because it could come back to bite you when you’re inexperienced. These pests are tricky, and it’s better to let professionals manage the job so you can avoid injury.

Do you offer ongoing maintenance plans?

Yes, we offer ongoing maintenance plans. They’re a part of our guaranteed rodent removal services.

How quickly can you respond to a rodent emergency?

It’s unfortunate to hear you’re dealing with a rodent emergency. We’ll do our best to respond to every rodent emergency as efficiently as possible.

Is it safe to be in the house after rodent removal service?

Mosquito Joe’s outdoor rodent removal service professionals never enter your home. Instead, their treatments form a barrier around your home to prevent local rodents from ever entering your residence.