When the temperature drops in Las Vegas, people aren’t the only creatures to look for a safe and warm haven. Mice and rats will try to enter your home and your business. Rodents will look for a warm safe place to nest and give birth. Roof rats can reproduce quickly, becoming sexually mature in 2-3 months, and are capable 4-6 litters per year, with 4-8 pups per litter. This allows infestations to expand rapidly if they have an adequate habitat.

Rat’s teeth never stop growing and they will gnaw on almost anything to grind them down, including lead pipes and concrete. More troubling is their propensity for chewing on electrical wiring. There have been instances where chewed wires have caused fires and knocked out electrical systems. Rats can squeeze through an area the diameter of a quarter and mice can fit through a pencil sized opening. As the population of rats is growing, so are the ways they can find to enter your home. Chris Bramley with the Clark County’s Vector Control, which works to keep pests out of county properties, said he frequently gets calls from people who find rats in their kitchen and the rats usually make their way in through a doggy door.

Rats and mice tend to follow the same path, so one of the red flags you may see is a trail and rub marks on walls and furniture. These trails will smell of urine and be littered with droppings and shredded bits of material. Rat feces will look like small round pellets and mouse droppings like pieces of rice. Both will be black, and the darker ones are the freshest. A single rat can leave 35-50 droppings in a day and a mouse up to 150. Multiply those numbers by a large infestation and the number of droppings can be overwhelming.

Rats and mice will also chew through plastic containers and cardboard boxes to get to a food source. They not only ruin this food but can also contaminate more 10 times than they eat with urine, feces and hair. Even more dangerous are the diseases rats can transmit. Rats and the parasites they carry can transmit:

  • Typhus
  • Salmonella
  • Rat bite fever
  • Plague
  • Leptospirosis

That is certainly a chilling list. Keeping the vermin out is the start of the elimination program. At Intrusion Pest Control, we are experts at tracking all the entry points rats and mice can have. Call us today for a free inspection. We will inspect the outside of your home and find all the troublesome places the vermin are entering. We then use our time tested methods to seal these issues up and block all entryways. We then go to work on the pests trapped inside. Dealing with rats and mice is time sensitive so don’t delay.


Who do you call for rodent control?

You call your local exterminator. You call Intrusion Pest Control.

How much does rodent control cost?

The cost of rodent control depends on the direct problem. We will do a complete free inspection of your home to determine the areas needing rodent proofing and other measure to control and eliminate the problem.

Is rodent control safe?

Yes. We take an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach to solving your rodent problem. We help eliminate conditions conducive and apply measures to safely eliminate your rodent problem.



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