Trusted Charlotte Rodent Control Services

Important Takeaways

  • Droppings and late-night scurrying noises are the most common signs of a rodent infestation
  • Rodent populations grow quickly and can expose your home to bacteria and disease
  • Professional rodent control effectively eliminates all rodent types, fast

In addition to causing property damage, rodents are notorious for bringing diseases, fleas and ticks into your home. Invest in a long-term permanent solution by calling your local Charlotte rodent control company. Skip the hassle of messy traps and baits, and instead let the experts identify, eradicate, and prevent the problem.

The best time to call for Charlotte rodent removal services is immediately after spotting a furry creature or its droppings. Trust that Carolina Pest Management will service your home swiftly and effectively. Contact us today for immediate service or call us at 704-283-1527 to schedule a rodent treatment today!

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Rodent Removal Steps We Take

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1. Inspect Your Home for Rodents

It can be extremely difficult for homeowners to exterminate rodents because they are nocturnal creatures that are skilled at hiding from predators. Rodents are also great at finding multiple entry points into your home that you didn’t even know existed!

  • We will conduct a thorough internal and external assessment of your home, looking for common entry points and nesting areas.
  • We’ll also take note of the damage and number of droppings to estimate the infestation size
  • We will share our findings with you along with our recommended rodent removal treatment

2. Remove Rodents from Your Charlotte Home

In our years of experience, we have found that bait is the most effective rodent removal solution. However, rodent traps and glue boards can also be used if customers prefer a non-bait rodent control option.

Charlotte Rodent Removal Treatments We Offer

  • Rodent Bait & Bait Stations – These small boxes contain highly toxic bait that, when ingested, kills rodents. The bait station is securely locked so that children and pets cannot access the bait. Rodents will often bring back the toxic bait to their nest sharing it with other rodents.
  • Glue Boards – A sticky, non-drying glue is placed on a board that will trap any rodents that come in contact with it.

How Long Does Rodent Treatment Last?

The superior rodent treatments last anywhere from 60-90 days. This may be enough time to fully eradicate your home of pests. If so, it is recommended that you stay on top of future outbreaks with an annual rodent inspection before the winter season.

3. Prevent Future Rodent Infestations

The only way to fully stop future rodent outbreaks is to be diligent with prevention and maintenance practices. We recommend you:

  • Remove all food sources and store food in air-tight containers
  • Remove nesting materials, like straw, fabric, and rugs, lying around the home, as well as yard debris.
  • Seal entry points, including holes, cracks, and worn-down window or door weather stripping
  • Don’t leave screen-less doors or windows open or unattended for an extended amount of time
  • Use garbage cans with tight-fitting lids, especially in the kitchen.

Use These Seven Methods to Keep Rodents Out of Your Home

When to Call a Charlotte Rodent Control Company

If you notice any signs of rodents in your home, call a Charlotte pest company immediately – here’s why.

Rodents Reproduce Quickly

  • Rodents reproduce very quickly. A female mouse will produce up to 10 litters a year, birthing at least six offspring each time. A female rat produces six litters a year, birthing up to 12 rat pups at a time.
  • For every rodent you spot, there are likely at least several more in your home.
  • If you spot a rodent during the day, that’s a sign that it has been pushed out of its nest due to overcrowding.

Rodents Spread Diseases & Pests

  • Rodents often carry harmful diseases that can spread to humans and pets like leptospirosis, hantavirus, rabies, plague, and tularemia.
  • Hantavirus and rat-bite fever are potentially fatal, while hospitalization may be required for food poisoning caused by salmonella.
  • Rodents can introduce other pests into your home, including fleas and ticks that can be costly to remove.

Rodents Damage Your Home

  • Rodents leave behind droppings and nesting materials that require clean-up.
  • Rodents constantly chew on things to keep their teeth from growing too long. Food boxes and storage containers are no match for these pests.
  • Rodents love to break into food stores and gorge themselves, driving up food costs for homeowners.
  • Rats and mice love to find nesting materials, and they are pretty indiscriminate about what they use. Insulation, flooring, walls, wood, and wiring – these are all up for grabs. This can lead to costly insulation and wiring repairs.

Take These Steps to Protect Your Wiring from Rodents

Cost of Charlotte Rodent Control

The cost of rodent control services in Charlotte ranges between $150 and $500. A thorough property inspection will allow us to price your rodent control services accurately.

  • Size of the Home: Larger Charlotte properties take longer to inspect and require a larger volume of treatment, increasing the cost.
  • Severity of the infestation: The more severe your rat or mouse problem appears to be, the higher the cost and number of traps needed. The pest control technician may also need to return to the property to remove and replace traps until the rodents are gone entirely.

Meet Your Charlotte Rodent Control Technicians

Successful rodent control requires a high level of expertise. Our trained and licensed rodent control technicians are available to serve clients throughout the Carolinas. A rodent control professional will be dispatched to your home to assess your problem and offer treatment options that will never pose any risks to your family or pets.

The Charlotte exterminator will only perform services expressly approved by the homeowner. Immediate control is just one goal of the rodent control technician—the other aim is prevention. The rodent exterminator will give detailed reports about how to keep the pests out for good. Contact Carolina Pest Management today to get the professional assistance you need to remove rats and mice from your property.

Scott Williams - Pest Control Technician
Scott Williams – Pest Control Technician
DJ Craig - Pest Control Technician
D.J. Craig – Pest Control Technician

Common Rodents We Treat

Living in North Carolina means that you might come face to face with one of several rodent species, such as:

Black Rat

Black Rat

As the name suggests, this rodent is black (sometimes brown) with a sharp, pointed nose. Black rats can grow up to 16 inches long, and they love to access your house via the roof. These rats eat virtually anything. They’re active all year round, and they’re mostly nocturnal.

Deer Mouse

Unlike rats, mice mostly jump around on their large, hind legs. Deer mice are smaller and light brown with white fur on their underbellies. Deer mice are less active during the winter, and they’re nocturnal. They feed on most food stores, but they prefer insects and other invertebrates.

Deer Mouse
House Mouse hanging on string

House Mouse

These mice are larger than deer mice, but they still have a light brown coat with a white fur underbelly. The name stems from the fact that house mouses love to invade homes and nest in them. As with other rodents, house mice are nocturnal, and they eat almost all human food.

Norway Rat

Norway rats are light brown and have stubby noses. Unlike black rats, these rodents can’t climb, so they stay in basements and crawl spaces. Norway rats are nocturnal and feed on anything they can find.

Norway Rat

Rodent Control Preparation

In general, mice and rats are attracted to food. By removing food sources and keeping your home clean, you can help drive rodents to traps set out by your pest control specialist.

  • Securely store all food
  • Remove cooking appliances, like toasters, that can contain crumbs from countertops
  • Clean, mop, or vacuum the floors to remove food
  • Clean countertops
  • Make sure your sink is free of dirty dishes

How Do I Know if I Have a Rodent Infestation?

There are ways to distinguish if you’re dealing with mice or rats. The most obvious is the size – rats have much larger bodies, droppings, and bite marks than mice.

Both mice and rats share two similarities. They are both nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night. Also, both can make scratching noises along the floors, in the ceiling, or in the walls.

Signs of MiceSigns of Rats
Droppings– Less than ¼ inch
– Smooth
– Brown
– Pointed ends
– Concentration of droppings in one area
– ½ inch or larger
– Black
– Round
– Occasional droppings or pile of them
Urine odor– Scent is noticeable– Scent is very noticeable 
Gnaw marks or holes– Small
– Clear-cut
– Dime-size
– Large
– Rough edges
– Quarter-size
Nests– Indoors
– Made of paper, string, pliable materials
– Norway rats nest outside deep in the ground
– Rats prefer attics or trees
Appearance– 6-7 inches long (including tail)
– Fine grey, black or brown fur
– Hairless tail
– 11-19 inches long (including tail)
– Coarse red, brown, grey or black fur
– Long scaly tail

Why Do I Have Mice or Rats in My Home?

The two most common reasons why rodents are drawn to your home are food and shelter. Mice and rats are even more relentless during the winter season when they are in immediate need of warmth and sustenance. Rodents are persistent scavengers of food, warmth, and shelter – all needs that your home provides.

Mice and rats love finding those crumbs behind the stove or under couch cushions. Cheese, chocolate, peanut butter, potato chips – rodents will eat it all. Even the cleanest houses can still attract rodents due to their scavenging behavior.

Once inside your home, mice and rats are quick to find a warm, safe spot in your home close to a food source. This is why rodent nets are commonly found close to dining rooms, kitchens, and sometimes behind appliances. Mice and rats will immediately begin to build a nest with any paper, magazines, insulation, or fabric scraps they can access.

Rodent Control FAQs

Are rodent exterminators worth it?

For the occasional mouse that may enter your home, DIY treatments will work. However, if you are dealing with an infestation, call a professional right away to control the problem. Considering that some rodent control methods involve highly toxic materials, you want a professional to handle those materials correctly. Learn more about the differences between mousetraps and professional rodent control to determine which is right for you.

How Many Mice in A House Is Considered An Infestation?

It’s hard to say how many mice are considered an infestation. All it takes is one male and one female to start reproducing. Even if you only see one mouse, it’s good to call a professional to eliminate rodents from your home right away.

Are there “green” rodent baits?

There are not any green bait options, but there are various levels and types of bait available depending on your location and preferences. Certain rodent repellants exist that are considered “green” but this option isn’t as effective and only works for a limited amount of time.

When do rodents usually infest homes and businesses?

Most Charlotte rodent infestations occur during the fall and winter seasons. Mice and rats tend to seek shelter in cozy, warm homes and businesses when temperatures begin to drop.

How long do mice and rats live?

The lifespan depends on the species, but most rodents will live about a year in the wild’.

Do rodents bite?

Yes, rodents can bite if threatened or cornered. Rat and mouse bites can contain various diseases, so you should get checked immediately if it happens.