Rodent Infestation: Rat Control done right!

Rat control is effectively accomplished by comprehensive rodent proofing and environmental management.

Rat, mice and mouse rat controlFor more than 10 years, PRC has been working close with residential and commercial properties in San Mateo County, providing rodent control services to fight rats and mice infestation through Smart Rat Proofing, Rat Control and Rat Removal Cleanup Services. Our team of experienced control technicians undergo constant training to stay on top of our game.

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    Got a rat problem? Let Peninsula Rodent Control get rid of your rat problems!  Many people want to know how to kill rats. The reality is, killing the rats may not be the best solution to your rat infestation problem.


    Getting rid of rats can be a tedious and time consuming experience. To efficiently and effectively put an end to a rat problem in a home or place of business, contact  Peninsula Rodent Control to schedule a technician visit.


    Peninsula Rodent Control - Norway RatThe most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus), aka Brown Rat. The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. The Norway rat is generally considered one of the best known and most common rats. It is found in every state.

    – Norway Rats Prefers lower floors of a building but will travel up into the roof.
    – The scat is oval shaped and blunt on the ends

Roof Rats, also known as Black RatRoof Rat (Rattus rattus) , aka Black Rat are slightly smaller than the  Norway Rat. they tend to nest higher in structures such as upper floors, attics, roofs vine covered fences.  Roof Rats use its tail a balancing mechanism as travels across wires to and from structures.
– The tail is longer than the head and body combined.
– The scat is more pointed at the ends.


    Rats (Rattus spp.)  are some of the most troublesome and damaging rodents in the United States. They eat and contaminate food, damage structures and property, and transmit parasites and diseases to other animals and humans. Rats live and thrive in a wide variety of climates and conditions and are often found in and around homes and other buildings, on farms, and in gardens and open fields.


    Successful long-term rat control is not simple. The key is to control rat populations, not individual rats. Rat control requires an integrated approach that includes non-lethal tools such as careful inspections, upgraded sanitation, and rat-proofing structures.


    Rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases. Sometimes they transmit the disease directly by contaminating food with their urine or feces. Sometimes they transmit disease indirectly, for example, when fleas first bite an infected rat, then a person. Some of the more important diseases associated with rats include Rat-Bite Fever and Leptospirosis. For safety and health concerns ,  Rat Removal should be done by a professionally equipped and experienced Rodent Control Specialist. At Peninsula Rodent Control we have the know-how and experience on dealing with rat infestation and rat cleanup.


    What does it mean to be a Rat Specialis? Well, at Peninsula Rodent Control we take the time to understand rats, from its biology to its habits, and we efficiently have developed solutions to put an end to any rat problems in homes and businesses, including dealing with rats in the attic, walls, garage, etc.


    Peninsula Rodent Control Service Area includes the following cities and its surrounding areas:
    Woodside, CA | Los Altos, CA | Los Altos Hills, CA | Palo Alto, CA | Menlo Park, CA | Redwood City, CA | Redwood Shores, CA | San Carlos, CA | Belmont, CA | San Mateo, CA | Foster City, CA | Hillsborough, CA | Burlingame, CA | Millbrae, CA | San Bruno, CA | South San Francisco, CA | Pacifica, CA | Daly City, CA | Brisbane, CA.


We have developed programs that are very effective and efficient in quickly controlling rodents, each service can be tailored to control rats and mice. A Rat Control Technician will come to the property and perform an inspection to determine the rodent issues and it’s causes, and help plan a solution that will meet your needs. Peninsula Rodent Control offers different rodent solutions tailored to your situation. Because each project is different we have developed time tested solutions that will quickly control any rodent situation, whether you are in a single family residence, multi-unit building or a commercial structure.

Most structures can be rat proofed to prevent rodent entry, and then a rat trapping program* on the interior can be also be setup to quickly trap and remove the rodents.

When it comes to rat infestation in San Mateo County, Peninsula Rodent Control will effectively develop a solution to safely remove and put a stop to it.

Call us today at (650)701.7634 or click here to schedule a rodent control technician visit!

*We do not offer Rodent Trapping, however we do work close with rodent trapping professionals that do and we’ll be more than glad to refer and bring them along, should that be necessary.

Get Rid of Rats and Mice

How to get rid of rats and miceRats and mice can quickly take advantage of any source of food or shelter. These rodents normally consume food discarded by us. Rats and specially mice can fit through the tiniest of openings to gain access to a building or a room. Peninsula Rodent Control can eliminate these pests from your home, and prevent them from returning.

Habitats of Rats and Mice

Rats and Mice pathways are normally fence rails,  sill ledges, foundations, electrical wires, pipes, tree branches and conduits. We will inspect your home, outbuildings and landscape for signs of droppings, gnaw marks and burrows and other known rodent infestation signs.

Basic rodent facts you should know

Rats can fit through a 1/2-inch opening or the diameter of a thumb. Mice can fit through a 1/4-inch opening, or the diameter of a little finger.

Getting rid of Mice and Rats – DIY Prevention Tips

  • Keep food in metal or glass containers with tight fitting lids.
  • Tidy inside the house and around the garden – less clutter means less places to hide.
  • Place outdoor rubbish bags in bins with securely fitted lids to stop them feeding from contents.
  • Clean up pet food and bird seed debris, and store pet food in robust containers with fitted lids – preferably above ground level.
  • Keep gardens free from debris and keep clutter to a minimum.
  • If you have a compost heap don’t include organic food waste, as this will attract them.
  • If you have already spotted signs of rodents, such as droppings, prevention may already be too late.
    We would advise you to act quickly to get rid of rats and prevent a larger infestation of developing.

Call Peninsula Rodent Control (650)701-7634 to speak to a specialist.

Keep Mice out of Your House

Rodent Proofing

As part of of the process of rodent elimination, we can identify the areas in need of rodent proofing, to prevent further infestation.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to close all holes in exterior and interior walls, permitting no openings over 1/4 of an inch, particularly around doors and windows Install self-closing devices on frequently used door ways.

Other rodent proofing steps we might take:

  • When necessary we can also install vinyl or runner sweep seals under garage doors to eliminate any gaps.
  • Tighten seals around pipes, drains and vents.
  • Cap chimneys and make sure they’re in good condition.
    Recommended Rodent-Proofing Materials

It’s important to identify conditions that enable the rodent problem to exist, and then implement corrective measures.

Habitat Reduction

Eliminate the rodent’s food and water source.
Identify habitat areas and eliminate them indoors and outdoors.
Keep grass and vegetation cut short. Tall grass protects rodents from predators.
Cut back overhanging trees. Overhanging trees provide dark, shadowy areas where rodents feel safe and protected.
Remove piles of debris from the exterior of the structure. Garbage and clutter around the perimeter are habitat areas for rodents.
Establish a 2-foot-wide barrier of cement or crushed rock around the structure.
Improve sanitation practices in and around the house.