Rodent Control

Say goodbye to these champion chewers with Western's help.

About Rodents

About Mice

Mice are noticeably smaller than rats, about 4 to 6 inches long from nose to tail. Depending on the species, they can be light brown or gray in color. In the Northeast, the house mouse, deer mouse and field mouse are the most commonly seen, with the house mouse living indoors year-round.

About Rats

Rats range from 13 to 19 inches long and are typically brown or gray in color. Their oversized incisors never stop growing, making them exceptional gnawers.

Able to chew their way through almost any food container, it's no surprise that rodents are unwelcome houseguests. But it's not just holes in cereal boxes that you need to worry about—these pests are also known to directly or indirectly transmit 35 diseases, including Hantavirus, salmonellosis and typhus. Additionally, their constant gnawing can cause serious structural and electrical damage to your home or business.

  • Contaminate food
  • Transmit disease
  • Cause structural and electrical damage
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How to Detect Rodents

Signs of rodent activity include burrows near building exteriors, capsule-like pellet droppings and gnaw marks around your home or commercial property. You may even find nests built out of shredded paper or other soft materials. Even filthier—rodents can leave grease stains on walls they frequently scurry against.

How to Prevent Rodents

To help prevent rodent issues, use exclusion techniques to keep them from infiltrating your home or business. Rodents are impressive contortionists, with rats being able to fit through holes the size of a quarter and mice the size of a dime. They can climb vertically along walls as well, so make sure you’re checking up high, too. You'll want to thoroughly seal any cracks around windows and doors. Additionally, you can help remove rodent attractants by keeping a tidy home and placing food items in sealed containers.
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"Great service and very knowledgeable. Had a mouse problem in my home. The technician showed me the area's where the mice were coming in and made recommendations on how to fix it."

Donna Marie C.
Princeton, NJ
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