Rodent Control in Charlotte

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“Catch it before it becomes a problem.” These are the words spoken by every homeowner who has been infested by rodents. 

Every second counts, as a rodent population can grow very quickly. Consider that one female can have 5-10 litters of about 5 or 6 offspring per year. And those rats or mice can begin reproducing after only 30 days. 

Within three months, 6 rats or mice can multiply into 60!

At Palmetto Exterminators, we believe in timely action and thoroughness as we approach a rodent infestation to ensure the challenge is addressed rapidly and guard again re-occurrence.

Call us today at (704) 285-1619 to schedule a FREE inspection! Our technicians will discuss your concerns and provide a solution that is best suited for your home or business.

We offer rodent control services in Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Harrisburg, Huntersville, Indian Trail, Matthews, Stallings, Mooresville, Pineville, Waxhaw, Belmont, Mount Holly, Weddington, Marvin, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, and Indian Land.

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Protecting Your Health with Thorough Sanitation Measures

Homeowners will most often see mice scampering through their residence in the fall and winter seasons due to the cold; however, mice can live in homes year-round in North Carolina. If you see one mouse in your home, there is a good chance that more have already broken in through openings and entryways and burrowed away in the walls, under the stairs, and in other warm crevices.

This is when it's time to call in a Charlotte rat and mouse exterminator from Palmetto Exterminators.

Palmetto Exterminators' rodent control solution involves an effective strategy of sanitation measures, exclusionary rodent-proofing, and population reduction. We understand your home is unique and will tailor a customized plan of action after a thorough inspection.

Rodents are so dangerous to your health partially due to unhygienic conditions left by their presence. We target these areas with a full sanitation and remediation process. Our professionals will also give you detailed recommendations on how to make your home less attractive to rodents. 

This may include a pest control treatment to wipe out other insects and disease vectors commonly living with rodents.

Rodent-Proofing Your Home

It doesn’t take a very big hole for a rodent to get into your house; they can penetrate a point of entry as small as a quarter! 

We will work to eliminate rodent entry points through exclusionary retrofitting to prevent their return. Your technician will take the preventative steps needed to “rodent proof” your environment by sealing it up and eliminating rodents' hiding and resting areas.

Your Palmetto Exterminators professional will execute on a plan to evict and eradicate the rodents from your space through strategic trapping, baiting, and repelling. A few rats or mice can quickly become a significant infestation. They can chew their ways through many of the construction materials in your home causing you extraordinary expense and stress.

Palmetto Exterminators can relieve that stress, protect your investment in your home, and preserve the health of your family by eliminating and ensuring against the return of your rodent problem. 

Call us at (704) 285-1619 or fill out our online form today to learn more about our rodent removal services in Charlotte, NC.

Signs of Rodent Infestation

Rodent infestations can be troublesome and potentially hazardous to both health and property.

Here are some common signs to look out for:

  • Droppings: Rodent feces are small, dark, and pellet-shaped, indicating their presence.
  • Gnaw Marks: Look for signs of gnawing on wood, plastic, or wires as rodents constantly need to trim their teeth.
  • Nesting Materials: Shredded paper, fabric, or insulation used for nests can be found in hidden areas like attics or basements.
  • Grease Marks: Rodents leave greasy marks along walls and baseboards as they travel.
  • Scratching Noises: Audible scratching or scurrying sounds, especially at night, suggest rodent activity within walls or ceilings.
  • Tracks: Tracks in dusty or soiled areas, particularly in less frequented spaces, may indicate rodent movement.
  • Chewed Food Packaging: Gnawed or torn food packaging suggests rodents have been feeding on the contents.
  • Unusual Pet Behavior: Pets may exhibit unusual behavior such as sniffing or spending more time near areas where rodents are active.
  • Foul Odors: Strong, unpleasant odors from rodent urine and feces may be noticeable in confined spaces or areas with poor ventilation.
  • Sightings: Seeing live or dead rodents is a clear sign of infestation, especially as they are nocturnal creatures.

If you notice any of these signs, it's important to take action promptly to address the infestation and prevent further damage or health risks.

How to Prevent a Rodent Infestation

Mouse and rat infestations can happen overnight, and it’s best to catch them in the beginning stages so you can minimize the damage. Expenses for contaminated personal property due to droppings and urine, electrical fires, issues due to mice gnawing on wires, and transmission of diseases are some costly examples of the negative consequences of an infestation. This being said, it is always easier to avoid the situation if possible.

Here are ten simple tips to prevent a rodent infestation in your home:

  • Repair damaged door and window screens.
  • Install door sweeps on all outside doors.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Seal up cracks and fix holes on the exterior of your home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home using caulk and/or steel wool. 
  • Store food in sealed containers and don’t let trash build up.
  • Keep attics, basements, and crawl spaces dry and well ventilated.
  • Eliminate moisture sites, including leaky pipes and clogged drains that provide breeding sites for pests.
  • Inspect items such as delivery boxes, grocery bags, and other packages brought into your home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and keep landscaping trimmed with bushes cut back from the house.
  • If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest expert to inspect and treat the pest problem.

Prevention methods such as those mentioned above, specifically maintaining a tidy, clutter and crumb-free environment, can help you avoid the problem altogether. If it’s already too late, a rodent control company like Palmetto Exterminators can implement a highly effective strategy involving sanitation, rodent-proofing, and population management. 

The Difference Between a Mouse and a Rat

Mice and rats are often confused for one another, but there are actually quite a few differences between the two animals. For one, mice are generally much smaller than rats. Both are similarly colored, but some rats can have a more reddish tone. Additionally, mice have pointy noses and large ears, while rats have blunt noses and small ears. Rats also have telltale large, furless tails.


House mouse crawling on brick in Charlotte: gray, big ears, small, and pointy ears. House rat: Larger, blunt nose, small ears, big tail

One of the main ways to tell the difference between a mouse and a rat is by their droppings. Mouse droppings are small, black, and have a pointy end. Rat droppings, on the other hand, are larger, darker, and most are blunter at the end. If you see either type of droppings in your home, it's best to clean them up immediately and take steps to prevent further infestations.

Call (704) 285-1619 to schedule an inspection with our Charlotte rodent exterminators at Palmetto Exterminators. 


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