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Rat Control Services At Virginia Professional Wildlife Removal Services, LLC.

A full-service animal wildlife trapping, removal and pest control company – Licensed and Insured!

We Provide Both Residential and Commercial Rat Control Services

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Rats, Mice & Rodent Extermination Services in Virginia

Do you have a mouse, rats or rodents in your home or business? These creatures can be a serious nuisance and health hazard to humans.

Rodents such as mice and rats, especially, can transmit diseases.  In addition, they leave behind bacteria and most of their fecal droppings, contaminating food, dishware and other surfaces you would normally come into contact with. 

rat entrypoint

Rat Entrypoint

Mice can be extremely hard for an individual to handle on their own as they are extremely stealthy and fast on their feet. Rats as well can be a serious disturbance and cause serious damage to your home and health as well.

Hiring a Professional Rat, Mice & Rodent Exterminator

When dealing with a mouse or rat situation, it is best to hire a professional pest control company that offers rat extermination and mice extermination services that can get them removed ASAP.

In addition to just exterminating them, you’ll also need to make sure that your pest control professional offers sealing services (exclusion) to ensure that any entry paths that they were using to access your home are sealed to prevent any future home invasions.

If you’re suffering from a rat, mouse or rodent problem in general, give us a call and let us help you solve it immediately. All our rodent control technicians are thoroughly trained in dealing with these situations, and we will provide impeccable service to remove these pests from your home and prevent them from coming back in the future. Give us a call today and let’s solve your problem together.

About Our Rat, Mice & Rodent Control

Mice and other rodents are not anyone’s idea of a good time. Most of us don’t even think about an uninvited rodent living with us, let alone actually have one.

You might think that getting rid of rodents or mice is as simple as putting out a trap, but it is a little more complicated. That’s why it’s crucial that you hire a professional who knows exactly what they’re doing.

We can provide you with the solution to your rodent control problem. Our team of local experts use proven techniques and cutting-edge technology to get rid of pesky rodents that might be wreaking havoc on your home.

While other companies might come out only once to take care of the issue, we will assess your situation, provide a quote, and perform a follow-up visit within 30 days of our initial visit as part of one of our ongoing rodent service plans to make sure the problem hasn’t returned.

All About Rodents

People often ask, what is covered under the term rodent? While there is a variety of different species of rodents, the main ones that you will find hiding in your home or business are mice and rats, but occasionally rodents like squirrels, chipmunks, or even gophers can make their way into your house. It all depends on where you live and what type of weather you typically have.

For the most part, the rodents that you are likely to find here in the Greater Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia areas will be mice and rats with the occasional squirrel. Rodents are typically small to medium size, and they are social creatures.

Because they reproduce quickly, there will often be more than one hiding in your walls or ceilings. Rodents usually become more of a problem during the colder months because it is harder to find food and shelter.

Most often, our habits are what attract rodents into our homes. Things like open boxes of foods or crumbs that don’t get cleaned up will bring mice and rats running. They will also make their nests out of things that we leave out like paper, cardboard, and clothing.

Problems Caused by Rats in Your Home

Rodents can really be a terror to your property. They damage your home, leave droppings all over your house, and may possibly expose your family to diseases. One thing to note as well is that their population can quickly mushroom to an astronomical amount if you don’t put strategies in place to deal with their presence. When rats begin to pop up in your home, you should begin to consider a rat control service.

Taming a rat infestation is a time-sensitive operation. This means that you have to have your eyes open to signs of a rat infestation. The most typical sign of a rat infestation is rat feces. These are normally found along rats’ food hunting paths. One rat is able to produce up to 40 droppings per day, although this depends largely on their eating patterns. The droppings are usually dark brown with rounded tips, about 10mm long.

As nocturnal creatures, most of the movements of the rat population will take place in the evening. This will result in sounds of scratching, gnawing or scurrying inside your walls, attic or basement. If you suspect that you have a growing rodent population, listen for their movements in the evenings. 

The gnawing and chewing of rats are also signs to look out for. A rodent’s teeth are always growing and are always in need of trimming. They do this trimming by biting on your electrical wires or furniture, leaving behind marks and sometimes serious damage. 

If you pick up on any of these signs, don’t hesitate to contact us!  The earlier the problem is detected, the easier it will be for you to fix.  Give us a call, and we will work to fix any rodent problems in your house, as well as prevent them in the future.

Let Us Handle Your Rodent Problem

You might be tempted to think that you can handle this problem on your own, and while you might catch a rodent or two with your trap, a rodent infestation is generally a bigger issue.

Rodents can get inside through cracks, holes, or damaged areas of your home. You need to find where they are entering your house and make sure that it is properly sealed. That is where we come in. We can help rodent proof your home or business.

Not only will we make sure to get rid of all the rodents, but we will also find the trouble spots around your house or business and fix and seal them.

You want to make sure that all rodents are gone because they can carry diseases that are transmitted to humans. Their fecal matter can also get into your food, dishes, and anywhere else in areas that they travel and live. 

rat caught in cage

Rat in Cage

Don’t let rodents take over your house and create filthy living conditions for you and your family. Call us today and let us give you a free quote. We’ll make sure that your rodent problem is eliminated and help restore you and your family’s peace of mind.

Rat, Mice & Rodent Control & Extermination

Are Rats taking over the Greater Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia areas. RVA Rats. You see them in the alleys, bus stations, restaurants, train stations, in the street, and behind trash bins. Let’s face it; they’re not going away. But they can be controlled.

Our rat control treatments are designed to be 100% effective in removing rats from your home or business in little time, but it does require you to follow our recommendations. We don’t recommend that you try to remove rats yourself as they can be a tricky pest to deal with given their size and demeanor.

Our rat treatment services are safe for you and your family and is effective in eradicating rats. If you decide to enroll in one of our premium rodent service plans, we will follow up with you 30 days after the job starts to ensure that our service is keeping you rodent free and there is no return of those furry critters.

Rats & mice are a constant problem, and while they will never fully go away from our beloved cities of Richmond and Charlottesville, they can be kept at bay and removed from your living space.

We specialized in the best rodent control treatments that are 100% safe for your home or office. Contact us today for a free quote on one of our low cost plans and let us help you get back to being rodent free.

Our Rat Control Services

While Ratatouille rat might be a popular cartoon character, you don’t want real rats or mice living in your home or business. Living in the Greater Richmond and Charlottesville Virginia areas guarantees that you are going to see a rat or two out and about, but the moment you see one in your house, it is time to seek out the help of a professional.

We know that you don’t want to worry about having rats running around your house or apartment. Rats are a tougher rodent to get rid of compared to mice. Rats are bigger than mice, and they can also be meaner so you shouldn’t try to get rid of rats on your own. We will use the best technology available to make sure that your rat problem is eliminated.

We also promise that we will take the least amount of time to get rid of the rats in your home or business while making sure to the best of our ability that you and everyone else involved is safe. Once the rats are gone, we will usually follow up with you 30 days later to make sure everything is still good.

rats in snap traps

Rats in Snap Traps

All About Rats

Many people think that rats are just like mice only bigger, but they are their own unique species of rodent. While rats and mice belong to the same family, rats are part of a different genus that separates them from mice.

There are two types of rats common to in the Greater Richmond, Henrico and Charlottesville Virginia areas – the Norway rat and the Roof rat. These rats are usually found around people. They live off our food and any food waste we leave around as well as make their nests in our homes and businesses.

Rats are social creatures and often will work together with each other. They are also highly intelligent animals and will learn and adapt to changes to their environment.

For this reason, rats are also used often in scientific research. Like most rodents, they reproduce often and quickly, so what might start off as just a few rats can quickly turn into a serious rat infestation.

Why You Need a Local Rat Exterminator

For as long as rats have been around, they have been a serious problem. The biggest issue with a rat infestation is that they are carriers of numerous diseases. Things like the Bubonic plague, Lassa fever, and Hantavirus. The CDC has linked at least a dozen diseases to rats.

Rats are also a very invasive species. Once they move into an area, they will quickly take over by eating your food, stealing things like various fabrics to make their nests, and in general just being a nuisance. Because they are omnivores, they can survive in many different environments and will eat anything they can get into.

Here in the Greater Richmond, Midlothian, Henrico and Charlottesville Virginia areas, there are specific regulations that must be met when getting rid of rats and their nests. You need to hire a professional that knows how to deal with this pest while following the codes set up by the city particularly if using rodenticides regulated by the State of Virginia.

If you are dealing with a rat infestation or problem, you need to call us right away. Once we assess your situation, we can provide you with a free quote and a plan of action tailored to your specific problem.

Let us help you get and keep your residence and business rat free!


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Rat Control Pricing FAQs

How much will rat control service cost?

The cost is dependent on how big your property is and the intensity of the rat infestation (to the extent to which they have damaged your property). Depending on these factors, the average cost ranges from $100 to $500. Remember that in severe cases, you may end up spending a lot more than $500 to control the rodent population on your property.  So as soon as you detect signs of rodents in your home, call us right away!

What can I expect in the $100 to $300 bracket?

In this price bracket, services will be effective for light infestations.  These usually feature about two visits from us.  The initial visit will be an inspection along with trap setting.  After about two or three days, we will do a follow-up visit to clear previously set traps and remove caught and killed rodents.

What can I expect in the ​$400 to $500 bracket?

This price bracket is where we will provide services that are geared towards a more severe case of rat infestation. (The size of your property may also lead your quote to fall in this price range.)  In this price bracket, we will typically visit your property up to four times.  These visits will include inspection, trap setting, clearing of rats and eliminating entry opportunities for rats in the future. 

What can I expect for ​$1,000 or more?

In critical cases, you will end up requiring a more complex rat control service in treating the rat population that you are faced with. Large properties tend to end up in this category, as they have a greater area for rats to populate and hide. In this case, we will be visiting your property multiple times. We will be setting up traps, applying appropriate chemicals, running a number of rat clearing operations, and implementing strategies to prevent future infestations.

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