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rodent control

Rodent control

Your neighborhood Terminix® professionals know how rats and mice behave in your area. We'll inspect your home, looking for signs of activity and entry points, before customizing a rodent control program to help get rid of rodents – and keep them from coming back.

Common types of rodents we nix

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Roof rats

No one wants roof rats in or around their house. Rodents live mostly outside, but they could enter your home at any time. Learn more.
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Norway rats

Outside, Norway rats live in fields, wooded areas, vacant lots, farms and just about anywhere people have buildings. Learn more.
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House mice

Mice are found in almost every part of the country from urban to rural areas, and are especially prevalent in urban and suburban communities. Learn more.

How rodent control works

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Rodent inspection

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 integrated pest management solutions that may include a combination of rodenticides, tamper-resistant bait stations, and live traps to offer the best chance of success.

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First, Terminix professionals will remove any rodents from your home. Then, we'll seal up entry points to keep them from re-entering your home.


Annual inspection

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.

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The Nix Pest Guarantee means you can relax knowing we'll nix your rodent and wildlife problem and keep it nixed for as long as you keep your plan. If they do return, we will come back -- at no additional cost to you.3

We know rodent control

  • 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 trained experts will come out to inspect your home, free of charge. Your Terminix professional will customize a plan for rodent removal and ongoing protection based on what they find during their inspection.

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    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 controlling food sources, including keeping pet food properly sealed. In addition, avoid leaving food and dirty dishes out, store food properly in sealed containers, empty your garbage cans nightly, and clean crumbs off kitchen counters. While maintaining proper home hygiene is a good start to help keep rodents at bay, you may have exterior entry points that you aren't aware of where these pests keep getting in. Terminix mice and rat exterminators are trained to find those entry points and properly seal them off to prevent rodents from entering your home.

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    How much does mice and rat control cost?

    The cost of rat control, mouse control, and other types of rodent control can vary by your home's location, size and the extent of the infestation. Terminix customizes rodent control plans based on your unique situation and needs. With over 95 years of experience and on-staff entomologists, we've seen it all and know how to solve your problem. If you think you may have a rat or mouse problem, get in touch with us for a free rodent inspection.

Frequently asked rodent control questions

Depending on your customized protection plan, we typically return annually for a Wildlife Control Plan, for as long as you keep your plan.

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.

If you’re having problems with wildlife getting into your home, you can get started with Terminix today by scheduling a free inspection.

That’s the thing, pests are never inactive. Though it may be cold outside, it’s nice and warm in your home — which is exactly what wildlife pests, animals, and rodents are looking for in the wintertime. So, we help keep them out through inspection and sealing of entry points around your home.

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