Boston Rodent Control
Skilled Rat and Mice Removal
Finding mice or rats in your home is unsettling. These pests can spread pathogens and cause property damage, if not handled promptly. Pestex provides rodent control in Boston and Framingham with humane solutions for the most common rodents in our area, including house mice, deer mice, and roof rats.
If you suspect a rodent problem, call (617) 544-2566 for a free inspection and quote.
These highly adaptable rodents are the most common species found inside homes. House mice adapt easily and breed quickly with each female producing up to 35 babies in a single year. They tend to nest in dark places and will create their nests with anything they can find, including paper, wall insulation, fabric, and other materials. These pests can contaminate food, chew through electrical wiring, and carry salmonella, plague, tapeworm, and other pathogens.
Careful sanitation can help reduce house mice, including:
- Keep trash in tightly closed containers and empty frequently.
- Pay attention to put away any materials that may be used to make nests.
- Store food in rodent proof containers.
- Keep food dishes away when not in use.
- Reduce clutter, as they will use this for nesting.
In addition to cleaning your home and paying attention to proper sanitation, it is important to identify the ways they are getting inside the house and block their entrance. Look for small holes and cracks on the exterior of your home and pay attention to areas where pipes enter the house.
Deer mice are most commonly found in rural areas, farms, sheds, and homes near wooded areas. They often enter the home, shed, or garage seeking shelter from cold weather and may nest in attics and basements. To keep them away, follow the same steps as you would for house mice and cut branches back away from the house and inspect the basement for signs of a problem.
This type of mouse is known to carry hantavirus, which can spread to people when dust particles are inhaled or you come in contact with saliva, urine, or feces from these mice. If you notice signs of deer mice, call for an inspection.
These rats share several similarities to Norway rats, including gnawing, property damage, food contamination, and disease transmission. These rats are nocturnal and generally nest in higher areas, such as trees or attics. If you notice rat droppings, signs of gnawing, or greasy marks left behind by their oily fur, you may have a rat infestation.
We encourage you to contact us for rodent control in the Boston area when you first notice signs of a potential infestation or see rodents in your home. We can inspect your home to find their nests and how they are entering your home. In addition to removing the rodents, we can advise you about how to prevent new infestations.