Rodents can be challenging to control and present a serious problem to your home. Here are some quick facts you should know about rodents:


Rats are smart and wary of things new to their environments, especially traps and baits. Rats colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, between wall voids and other hard to reach areas.

Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases and can introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas and ticks into your home.


Mice invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. Mice can contaminate your food and household goods.

Some species breed year-round, and populations are maintained through constant reproduction. Rodents are capable of squeezing through small spaces. All holes should be sealed to prevent entry and reentry of rodents. A pest control professional should be contacted for assistance.

Rats and mice are both extremely destructive. The feces and urine of some rodents may contaminate surfaces with which they come into contact.