Pests We Treat : Mice, Rats and Rodents

Rodents are a common problem in Northern Virginia, D.C. Metro, and Maryland. These pests are dangerous and can cause structural damage, spread disease, and harm your family. It is best to let experienced professionals take care of your rodent problem.

My Pest Pros offers professional rodent control services. We take care of your problem with mice or rats—allowing you to enjoy your home again. Our team tailors treatment plans to your specific rodent problem and works to ensure your home remains free of mice and rats.

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How to Identify Rodents

Mice and Rats are smarter than a lot of other pests and are able to hide in your house without your knowledge. In order to determine if you have a rodent problem, you can look for chewed baseboards, furniture, and cabinets; mouse/rat droppings; and listen for scratching noises in your walls.

In Northern Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, there are four common rodents that can infest your home—house mice, deer mice, norway rats, and roof rats.

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A gray mouse

House Mouse

House mice are identified by their round gray body and cream-colored stomach. They are about 4-6 inches long (including tail) and have pointy noses with large ears. These mice breed all year and seek out structures with easy access to food, water, and shelter.

Deer Mouse

Deer mice are round with a brown body and white-colored feet/stomach. They are about 5-8 inches long (including tail) and are commonly found in rural areas. They tend to make their homes in outdoor areas such as tree logs, leaf/log piles, piles of debris. If they find their way into your home, they will likely choose areas with low foot traffic, such as attics, garages, basements, or barns.

Norway Rat (Sewer rat, common rat, brown rat)

Norway rats are brown with a speckled black body and a light stomach. They are around 7-9 inches long (with the tail), stocky, and have a blunt/rounded nose. Norway rats are also excellent climbers making it easy for them to enter through cracks anywhere in your home. They often find their way into homes in the fall in search of food.

Roof Rats

Roof rats are brown or black with a light-colored stomach. They are smaller and thinner than norway rats and typically measure 6-8 inches in length. As their name suggests, they usually make their home in the upper parts of buildings and homes. These rats have poor vision but a strong sense of smell and touch.

Tips for Preventing Mice and Rats

  • Clean your yard of debris and woodpiles.
  • Trim back foliage near your home.
  • Seal up entry points all over the home.
  • Ensure all food products are properly stored and disposed of.
  • Get rid of easily accessed fruits and vegetables in your yard.

How My Pest Pros Helps

At My Pest Pros, we know how damaging rodents can be to your health and business. That is why we use a multi-step approach to solving your rodent problem. We want to ensure your home is rodent-free and stays that way. 

Our team of specialists evaluates your problem and forms a plan that will remove the problem from your home. And if your rodent problem doesn’t go away, neither do we. At My Pest Pros, we take the time to get the job done correctly. So, you can feel safe knowing that we are on your team.

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