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Rodent Control

Reel in your rodent problem with Waltham’s expert help.

About Rodents


Mice are smaller than rats, typically about 4-6 inches long from nose to tail. They are light brown or gray in color and tend to store food in nests or burrows.


Rats are usually in the range of 13-19 inches long. They are brown or gray in color, with oversized teeth that grow continually and allow them to chew through a variety of materials.

Rodents can gnaw through almost any container, often ruining large quantities of food quickly and unexpectedly. The incessant chewing can also cause serious structural and electrical damage to your home. In addition, rodents can directly or indirectly transmit 35 diseases, including Hantavirus, salmonellosis and typhus.

  • Food contamination
  • Structural and electrical damage
  • Spread disease
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Detecting Rodents

Rodents tend to burrow near the exterior of homes, leaving pellet droppings and gnaw marks in their wake. They also build makeshift nests from shredded paper or other soft materials and can leave visible, greasy stains along walls.

Preventing Rodents

Stopping rodents starts with proper exclusion methods to help keep them from getting inside your home. Rats can fit through holes the size of a quarter—and mice the size of a dime—so be sure to seal any cracks around windows and doors. It’s also a good idea to eliminate rodent attractants by keeping food items in sealed containers.
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"He keeps the mice out of our cheese shop."

Diana D.
Pembroke, MA