Canton pest control operators get lots of calls to control rodents, especially rats and mice.

Roof rats and house mice are the two main culprits.  They are often referred to as “commensal” rodents. Commensal means “lives with man” or “at man’s table”.  They have been living in our homes for thousands of years.  They simply move from one house or building to another.

If roof rats or house mice show up in your home, it is almost certain that they came from one of your neighbor’s homes.  If you hear of a neighbor who has had a rodent problem, you should take action immediately and have someone inspect your attic and roofline, basement, crawl space and any outbuilding on your property for evidence of rodent infestation.

Squirrels, chipmunks and other wild rodents invade homes from time to time in order to nest. But they forage for food outdoors. Rats and house mice, on the other hand, have no need to go outdoors.  They have adapted to survive inside for their entire lives.  If left uncontrolled, they will end up in your pantry, cabinets and any other place where you store and keep your food.

If you think you hear a noise in your attic, or you notice a faint ammonia-like smell, it is imperative that you have someone do a complete, detailed inspection of your home to see if there is any sign of rodents. Left uncontrolled, they can do a lot of serious damage, including chewing on wiring and causing fires and/or shutting down computer systems, heating & air systems, etc.

Rats and mice also can be vectors of serious diseases such as Salmonella, Typhoid and Bubonic Plague. You definitely don’t want them living in or around your home.

In well insulated attics, rats and mice can remain undetected for long periods of time.

Pest Management Professionals use an assortment of tools to control rats and mice, including…

  • Traps
  • Baits
  • Mechanical barriers

At Canton Termite and Pest Control, we practice Integrated Pest Management, which is the use of both chemical and non-chemical methods to control pests.

If you have a problem with rats or mice…or any other pest…call Canton Termite and Pest Control at 770-479-1598. Ask to speak with Tim McWhirter, president and owner. He’ll be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

Also, be sure to ask about our Exclusive FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home. Call to schedule your appointment today!


Canton Termite and Pest Control – How to control rats and mice
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