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Boston Rodent Control

Rodent Exterminator Serving The Boston Area

Finding mice or rats in your home is unsettling. These pests can spread pathogens and cause property damage, if not handled promptly. Pestex Inc. provides rodent control in Boston and Framingham with humane solutions for the most common rodents in our area. No rodent infestation is either too big or too small for us to handle. With years of experience, our team of experts here at Pestex Inc. will ensure that your home is entirely rodent-free, once and for all. Take a look at our client reviews and see why we are Boston's most trusted rodent control company!

We can help remove the following rodents, and more:

  • House mice
  • Deer mice
  • Roof rats
  • Gophers

If you are wondering whether you have a rodent infestation in your home, our rodent exterminator team can inspect your property and take care of the situation professionally and effectively. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do to make your home a better and more comfortable place for you and your family.

If you suspect a rodent problem, call (617) 544-2566 for an inspection and quote.

Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Are you looking for signs of rodents in your home? There are a couple of things that you can keep on the lookout for that will help you determine whether a rodent infestation in your home is something that you should worry about.

Some signs to look out for include:

  • There are rodents inside your homes or on your properties
  • There are nesting materials found in your attics or basements
  • You hear strange noises coming from your ceilings
  • You notice greasy marks on your walls or baseboards
  • You notice holes in your food containers
  • Your home's wires have chew marks on them
  • You notice fecal droppings on your property

If you notice any of the signs above, it's important to contact a rodent control company. Taking care of a rodent infestation as soon as possible will help to prevent costly damages and the risk of spreading diseases to you and your loved ones. Contact us to today learn more about our rodent control services in Boston, MA.

Do You Hear Scratching in Your Walls?

If you hear scratching noises coming from your walls, you probably have a mouse problem.

There are times when other wildlife will scratch as well, but mice are usually the culprits. When large numbers of mice are present, you might hear squeaks, scrambling, or gnawing sounds.

What are Mice's Methods of Getting Inside?

A mouse can enter a building or home in a number of ways:

  • The door is always open when there is a gap the size of a dime around the structure. Once a mouse gets its head through, the rest will follow.
  • Especially around air conditioner intakes, doors, and windows, foundations should be free from cracks and gaps.
  • Due to mice's tiny claws, upper-perimeter gaps should also be sealed since they can easily scale up and down buildings.
  • Keeping tree branches and other vegetation away from the roof line will also make the roof less attractive to these pests.
  • Mice can enter the garage through the garage door. It is possible for mice to enter houses with small gaps along the edge of garage door seals.
  • A broken seal on a door or an open door can also allow mice to enter.

Maintaining a clean household as well as storing and sealing food properly can deter mice. Food items are readily available to them, but they prefer cereals more than anything else. Occasionally, mice consume foods high in fat and protein, such as nuts, bacon, and meat. It is important to call an exterminator for mice as soon as you suspect there is a mouse infestation in your home or business.

How to Prevent Mice from Entering Your Home

When it comes to mouse prevention, there are a few things to keep in mind. Even though a good sanitation routine will not prevent all mice from entering your home, a bad sanitation routine will certainly attract them. After you finish eating, be sure to put food back where it belongs. If you leave food out, mice will eat it. Check the foundation of your home regularly for cracks and crevices. Even a crack the size of a dime can fit a mouse, so even a seemingly small crack can be large enough.

Boston Exterminator for Mice

You may have a mouse infestation in your home if you hear scratching at night, see holes chewed in the drywall, or find droppings as large as a grain of rice. It is possible to handle a small infestation on your own, but mice reproduce quickly, so you may soon have a large infestation that will require a mouse exterminator.

The cost of hiring a pest control company might be higher than getting rid of mice on your own, but you can be sure the technicians will eliminate your mice problem in a timely manner. Schedule an inspection with a pest control company so a technician can come to your home to assess the issue and provide you with an estimate for treatment.

House Mice

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

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.

Roof Rats

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.

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  • Jerry did a spectacular job of removing mice, who had entered our house during a remodeling project 18 months ago.

    - Deborah R.
  • Pestex has taken care of our home as if was their own over the past few years.

    - Jason R.
  • I reached out to Pestex for help with an ongoing mouse problem when another pest company just couldn't get us mouse-free.

    - Amy C.
  • I had a raccoon on the roof of my house. I originally tried trapping with another company but was unsatisfied.

    - Andy O.
  • We had a great experience with our Pestex team of Steve, James and Mike and thank them for a job well done.

    - Allan W.