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SF Rodent Control provides a variety of services to help with rodent control and rodent proofing! If you’re having any issues related to rodents, or if you need your attic or crawl space decontaminated and renewed, we have you covered!

Our exclusion services shore up your home and secure entry points against the smallest of critters. Say goodbye to pests!

We solve your rat problem for good. Our exclusion techniques deal with the source of the issue so the rats don’t come back!

Mice require a special approach due to their small size and ability to squeeze through tight spaces. We deny them!

The attic is an isolated point of entry that often gets overlooked. We remove contaminants and their harmful damage.

We know that the area underneath your home has a significant impact on your health and quality of the air you breathe.

Insulation can degrade and become tarnished due to many factors, including rodents. We make things fresh and new.

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Rodent FAQs – Know Your Enemy

Understand the risks and what to look for

There are several signs that signify that rats or mice may be in a building. Some of the most common include:

  • Signs of nesting materials, like shredded fabric or paper
  • Chew and bite marks on food packaging
  • Holes chewed into the home, either through floors or walls, that lead inside from outside
  • Stale scents that appear to come from hidden regions of the home
  • Rodent droppings
Sometimes, it’s possible to hear scratching or squeaking when very close to mice or rats, too.
There are a few common ways to know that there are rats in an attic space. If there are unusual scratching noises, gnawed holes in clothes or drawers or visible droppings, they may be living in the attic. Urine odors are another common sign of rats (and mice) living in a space where they don’t belong.

Rats and mice are both rodents, but there are subtle differences between them that may affect how they’re treated during and after an infestation.

A mouse is around 2 to 4 inches long, while a rat is usually around 7 to 9 inches long. Juvenile rats may appear to be the same size as an adult mouse, but adult rats are much larger than adult mice.

Mice have pointy snouts, whereas rats tend to have blunter snouts. Mice also have long, thin and hairy tails, while rats don’t have any hair on their tails. Rat tails also appear to be a little bit scaly, and the animals leave grease marks where they’ve walked.

Both are nocturnal animals, so they’re unlikely to be active during the day. In terms of color, they may all be white, brown or gray, but rats may also be black.

The most common way for rodents to get indoors is through small openings and cracks in the home. Mice are able to squeeze through holes just a quarter-inch wide. Rats and mice can both climb, too, allowing them to enter the home through holes like chimneys or other rooftop openings.
Yes, both rats and mice pose health risks for the people in a home. Rats leave around 20 to 50 droppings a day, and mice produce around 40 to 100 droppings a day, meaning all of those feces and any additional urine starts to build up. Both species can carry diseases, too, making it important to have them removed from a home as soon as possible.
To get rid of a rat infestation, the first step is to stop feeding them. Limiting their access to food may be enough to get them to completely leave the property, because there is no real reason for them to stay. Closing cupboards, sealing cracks and using sealed containers can all help eliminate these pests.