Do not let pesky rodents intrude on your Raleigh area home or business!

Rodents, such as mice, moles, and even rats, are capable of carrying and spreading diseases, can chew through walls and furniture, and get into your food. They can even chew through wires and cords, ruining expensive devices and causing a fire hazard!

Rodent extermination

Is Professional Rodent Control in Raleigh Right for You?

DIY pest control is not the answer whether you see just one mouse or have a rodent infestation. At Stomp Pest Control, we not only provide comprehensive rodent control, we get to the source of the issue and work with you to keep them from coming back.

Since 2008, we have worked with homeowners and business owners in Raleigh and the Triangle area to rid them of mice, rats, and other vermin, and our experience and dedication to service ensures that no matter what type of rodent extermination you need, we have the solution.

Because each species varies in terms of habitats, eating habits, and other factors, our rodent control services may vary according to the pest issue. In Raleigh, the following vermin are the most common:

  • House Mice

    • Raleigh rodent exterminator Generally 2 1/2 – 3 3/4 inches long
    • Scientific name: Mus domesticus
    • Colorblind and unable to see beyond a few inches
    • Able to jump very high, sometimes up to 1 foot
    • Only eat small portions of food at a time
    • Tend to feed before dawn and after dusk
    • Tails range from 2.75- 4 inches long
    • Equipped with 4 legs and no antenna
    • Round and circular in shape with pointed muzzles
    • Can be found throughout the United States
    • Dusty and light gray in color with an off-white stomach, but have also been known to have light brown fur from time-to-time
    • Tend to feed on seeds, nuts, and several types of vegetation, but have also been known to eat insects
    • Considered extremely social aminals, as they have been known to split up into hierarchy-based groups
    • Have been known to fit in and socialize with other types of mice, but are threatened by strangers
    • Create territories for themselves that are typically between 3 and 6 feet in size give or take
    • Able to carry diseases and contaminate food, rat bite fever by biting (though this is extremely rare), as well as spread salmonella through their feces
    • Humans have been known to inhale dust with mouse feces which has been known to flare allergies up
    • Children have been known to suffer from allergies from ingesting small microdroplets of mouse urine
    • Can be expected to leave excessive gnaw marks, a urine-heavy odor, and 4-toed prints
  • Deer Mice

    • raleigh rodent extermination Generally 5 – 8 inches long, making them one of the larger species of mice in the United States
    • Scientific name: Peromyscus maniculates 
    • Equipped with 4 legs as well as a round, a circular shape, and numerous whiskers
    • Build small to medium-sized nests where they sleep and bring food back to before consuming
    • Can be found throughout the United States but are known to be more prevalent in the Southern states
    • Known to feed around dusk and dawn, feeding mainly on seeds, nuts, berries, fruits, and, at times, small and easy-to-catch insects
    • Known to nest in sheltered outdoor spaces including near fence posts, tree logs, haystacks, firewood stacks, and dismantled barns
    • In cooler climates, this species of mouse has been known to intrude into garages, sheds, vehicles, attics, basements, and even homes
    • Known to transmit the potentially fatal  Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome via contaminated urine
  • Norway Rat

    • Generally 7 – 10 inches long but have been known to grow larger in many cases
    • Scientific name: Rattus norvegicus
    • Equipped with 4 legs as well as a long oval-shaped body and numerous whiskers
    • Light brown and grey in color with sporadic black hairs throughout
    • Can be found throughout the United States
    • Mainly nocturnal and go to great lengths to feed themselves when food becomes low in supply
    • Have been known to gnaw and chew through several thick materials including PVC pipes and lead pipes
    • Strategically build burrows and nests closely together in order to support one another
    • Considered a very social species of rodent
    • Known to inhabit farmlands, hay fields, deserted garages, underneath and around porches, firewood piles, and under concrete slabs
    • Can gain access to a home or building through a hole the size of a quarter
    • Considered a nuisance due to their habit of gnawing and chewing through nearly anything
    • Able to initiate diseases including jaundice, rat-bite fever, cowpox virus, trichinosis, plague, and salmonellosis
    • Able to bring fleas into a home or establishment
  • Roof Rats

    • Generally 6 – 8 inches long with a tail that is between 6 – 8 inches long
    • Scientific name: Rattus rattus
    • Equipped with 4 legs, a long and slender body, and an uninviting, a scaly tail, and several whiskers
    • Developed their name from regularly finding shelter in upper parts or homes and establishments
    • Also referred to as ship rats or black rats
    • Can be found in the Coastal Southern states
    • Black and brown in color (mixed) with a gray or white underside
    • Tails have been known to be longer than their entire bodies at times
    • Leave droppings than are noticeably smaller than Norway rats’ droppings
    • Known to intrude and take over electrical wires and power sources, as they enjoy the abundance of heat
  • Gophers

    • Generally have body lengths of 6 – 8 inches with a tail or 1 – 2 inches
    • Scientific name: Geomyidae
    • Equipped with 4 legs, around and pudgy torso, and several whiskers
    • Have a lifespan of roughly 3 years
    • Can be found throughout the United States
    • Inhabit areas close to woodland, mountains, and the coast
    • Known to intrude on and ruin homeowners’ gardens by digging underneath sensitive areas where plants or crops are planted
    • Feed off of earthworms, grubs, roots, bulbs, and, at times, insects
    • Live in a burrow system they create for themselves, usually alone
  • Vole

    • Raleigh rodent exterminator company Generally 4 – 9 inches in length
    • Scientific name: Microtus spp.
    • Equipped with 4 short legs, compact and round bodies, small to medium-sized tails, and very dense fur
    • Also referred to as field mice and meadow mice
    • Can be found throughout the United States, primarily in the Northern states
    • Active during both the daytime and nighttime
    • Known to feed off of vegetation, crops, bark, seeds, grasses, roots, and even insects
    • Able to easily cause extensive damage to tree plantings, field crops, flowerbeds, orchards, and other planted vegetation
    • Fully capable of carrying and transmitting disease organisms such as plague and tularemia
    • Have ears and eyes that are not visible

What is the difference between a mole and a vole?

Moles build tunnels underground which enable them to store food, breed, and travel efficiently. This creation of tunnels makes the ground soft and easily dented when walked on, which can make the ground less stable, create tripping hazards, and ruin the look of your landscaping.

Vole, on the other hand, remain above ground. They create tunnels in grassy areas and are notorious for creating tunnels underneath snow in the winter seasons.

Contact Us for Rodent Control in Raleigh

At Stomp Pest Control, our major goal is to provide you with a pest free home or business.  Whether your home or business is in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham, Holly Springs, Apex, or other Triangle locations, you can count on Stomp Pest Control.

If you have mice, moles, or other vermin in your home, don’t go to the hardware store for traps and don’t expect your cat to do the work – you need professional rodent extermination from a reliable pest control company! Contact us today at 919-231-3292 or using the form below to schedule service or get more information!