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Rat control services

There's nothing fun about finding rats around your home or property. Rats have been plaguing humans for centuries, famous for their continuously-growing sharp teeth, desire for human food, tendency to get into homes or buildings and creating nests, and associated health problems. Rats are the essence of a pest. Not only are rats unhealthy animals to have around your home or business, the damage rats do can be extensive and costly depending on the size of the infestation.

Western Exterminator is the expert in rat removal and rat prevention services and we have the industry-leading methods for finding where different types of rats are getting in and preventing them from returning. We will do a complete inspection of your home to find and seal any entry points. We then go about finding the rat burrows and rat nests that might be inside your home. Our experts will work with you to find the right solution for your family, your schedule, and your home.

If you have seen any of these common signs of rats and think that you might have rats on your property or inside your home then call for a Western Exterminator rat control expert at 800-937-8398 or contact us online to set up an appointment.

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Rat treatments from Western Exterminator

Here at Western Exterminator, we have thorough expertise in rat control. When dealing with the rats at your property, we make sure to obey applicable laws and regulations and incorporate integrated pest management solutions (IPM) in our removal services. IPM is an environmentally-conscious approach to pest control, using fewer chemicals and only treating areas that target rodents.  Below is a breakdown of what your rat control service may look like:

Property inspection

Your specialist will inspect both the interior and exterior of your home or building and look for any signs of rodent activity and any openings where rodents may be entering through.

Property inspection

Interior solutions

Rat control inside may include using tracking powder in containerized stations and voids. It may also include the use of snap traps, glue boards, and/or bait stations. Control tools will be strategically placed along the travel pathway, near areas of activity, and in multiple directions.

Interior solutions

Exterior solutions

Rat control outside will include proactively using monitoring bait or rodenticide in exterior rodent bait stations. Your specialist will add more bait when there is an increase in feeding activity or if the bait is totally consumed.

Exterior solutions


Your specialist will seal any large gaps or openings that may be allowing the rodents to enter. This will also prevent future rodent activity.


It is important to note that you should not disturb traps, bait stations, or other control devices we have put in place.


How we determine the cost of rat control

There are a number of factors that go into the costs of rat extermination, which is why an inspection prior to quoting will provide the most accurate cost. Our rat control specialists will take into account the following factors:

  • Severity of the infestation
  • Size of the property
  • Commercial or residential property

Commercial rat control

The business impact of rats is well known. They can affect brand reputation, customer reviews, employee morale, operational efficiency and ultimately revenue and profits. Having a rat infestation in your business can cause inventory loss and property damage while posing health risks to employees.

When it comes to rats, most businesses cannot afford to waste time experimenting with their own version of rat control – the risks are too high. By partnering with Western Exterminator, you get the advantage of our proprietary digital pest control solutions that leverage the power of the internet to keep your business protected from rats at any time of the day or night. Contact us to learn more about our PestConnect portfolio today.

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Western Exterminator makes sure the rats go away

It is important to act quickly when it comes to preventing rats from entering your home and stopping a potential rat infestation. The first step in rat control is to contact your local Western Exterminator office and set up a property inspection. Then, you can leave the rat control and prevention to us. Contact us online or call 800-937-8398 today.

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