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Rodent control services

Rodents are found on every continent except Antarctica. In North America, the most common types of rodents causing problems in homes or businesses are mice and rats. However, there are other wildlife pests that can cause damage to your property, including chipmunksmolesvolesgophers, and squirrels.

Mice and rats can cause tremendous damage to homes and businesses, and most rodent species have health risks associated with them. Ehrlich Pest Control offers rodent control services that can help you get rid of rodents and prevent their return.

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Rodent exclusion

Learn how rodent exclusion can get rid of rodents

Control rodents: the Ehrlich way

At Ehrlich, we incorporate an integrated pest management (IPM) approach in our rodent control services, designed to provide effective and environmentally friendly control and management solutions. Our rodent control methods can vary and include:

Property inspection

Property inspections are essential to finding out why you have rodent activity and where it is coming from.


Exclusion involves sealing cracks, gaps, holes, and crevices to stop rodents from entering your property.

Bait stations

Bait stations will be used to trap rodents on your property.

Vegetation management

Vegetation management services (VMS) will eliminate weeds or unwanted plants.

An inspection prior to quoting will provide the most accurate cost for our rodent control service, as service cost can depend on:

  • Infestation severity
  • Property size
  • Property type (commercial or residential)
  • Number of follow-up treatments required


Ehrlich's rodent treatment options

Our Technicians will start with a property inspection to determine if you have mice or rats, and then work with you to find the right solution for your needs.

Rat and mice control

Our rat and mice control services will start with a property inspection to identify any burrows, potential nesting areas, and entry points they may use to get into your home or business. Your Technician will look for any openings that are greater than ½” for rats and greater than ¼” for mice. Exclusion and vegetation management services will be used as needed, and then a combination of baits, traps, and/or other products will be used to control the rodent population.

Rat and mice control

Commercial rodent control

Not only can a rodent infestation in your business be frustrating, but it can also be disastrous. Our discreet and reliable commercial rodent removal and prevention solutions will get rid of the rodents and stop them from coming back. Our commercial pest management programs are administered under the oversight of our on-staff entomologists and are guaranteed to tackle even the most demanding rodent problems.

Rat and mice control

Why do I need rodent control?

To put it simply: safety. Both mice and rats are an extreme health hazard to home and business owners alike and can cause tremendous problems if not controlled.

Rodent control is crucial to avoid contracting and spreading a number of serious diseases that both rats and mice transmit. Rats and mice can also contaminate food and other materials through the droppings and urine they leave behind.

In addition to health risks and diseases, rodents love to gnaw on things. Mice and rats can damage your property’s insulation and can chew through floor joists and walls. They have also caused fires by chewing through electrical cables and can damage data lines, both of which can be very expensive to repair.

When should I call for rodent control?

No homeowner wants to deal with a rodent problem on their own. These creatures are notoriously good at hiding, which is why it almost always takes a trained professional to effectively get rid of the infestation. There are reasons why it’s important to call a rodent control expert:

  1. Rodents can cause illness. Mice, rats, and occasionally squirrels want two things: food and shelter. When rodents get into your cabinets, they can contaminate your food when they leave behind urine and feces. In addition to being gross, rodents carry diseases and pathogens! It’s also possible for people in your family to have allergic reactions such as hives or asthma attacks.
  2. Rodents can cause extensive damage. A rodent’s sharp incisors never stop growing, so it is driven to continually gnaw on things just like a teething baby. A rodent can chew through just about anything, including some kinds of metal, most kinds of wood, and even wires, which can potentially create a fire hazard.

If you catch sight of a rodent in your home, it’s important to call a professional right away before the situation becomes worse. Some of the signs of rats or mice in your property include droppings, piles of shaved wood, nesting materials, foul odors, scratching sounds, and, of course, seeing the rodent itself.

Frequently asked questions

What are the signs of rodents?

Here are the top six signs of a rodent infestation:

  • Droppings: Mice or rat droppings are one of the most common signs of a rodent infestation.
  • Gnaw marks: Rodents can chew through several building materials, including plastic, wood, sheetrock, and the coating on wires.
  • Nests: Rodents nest in secluded areas where there is less chance of disturbance.
  • Rub marks: Rodents leave dark grease or dirt marks on areas frequently traveled.
  • Strange noises: Scratching noises in the walls often occur at night when rodents are active.
  • Sightings: Rodents breed rapidly. If you spot one, it’s likely there are others.

The difference between the signs of rats and the signs of mice is subtle, but important — size. Droppings, smudge marks, and holes created by rats are larger. Mice are smaller - chewing smaller holes in walls and leaving smaller droppings behind.

Do electronic rodent repellents really work?

Electronic rodent repellents are not the best way to get rid of rodents. At first, you may notice a decline, but rodent activity will return once the rats or mice become acclimated to the new stimulus.

What’s the difference between mice and rats?

Rats and mice look similar, but rats have larger, heavier bodies and mice are fairly slender. Aside from their size, mice and rats also differ in their nesting location and eating habits. For example, mice can go a month or more without directly consuming water, but will drink it if it’s available. Conversely, rats need to drink one to two ounces a day depending on the species.

How can you prevent rodents from entering your home?

Rodent exclusion is the best method to get rid of rodents and keep them out. Exclusion involves sealing any cracks, gaps, holes, and crevices in your home to keep the rodents from infesting your property.

Are rodents harmful?

Mice and rats pose serious health risks to humans because of the diseases they can transmit. Their droppings can contaminate food and the surfaces they walk on. There is even a protein in mouse urine that triggers asthma attacks. Dried urine has bacteria that can last weeks to months on a surface causing other potential health risks such as lepto.

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