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Rat Pest Control

These little invaders are one of New England’s perennial favorites. They can enter through the smallest opening and once inside no cabinet is safe. They are able to live in varied environments and as such, are fruitful and capable of multiplying exponentially. At this time in history, after man, they are the most numerous mammals on earth. So, if you battle the fall evasion each year, take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Should you find yourself in need of help this year, consider giving Graduate a call and we’ll offer some helpful hints and perhaps a service.

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House mice have an adult body length (nose to base of tail) of 7.5–10 cm (3.0–3.9 in) and a tail length of 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in). The weight is typically 10–25 g (0.4–0.9 oz.) They vary in color from white to grey and light brown to black. They have short hair and a light belly. The ears and tail have little hair.

The normal gait is a run with a stride of about 4.5 cm (1.8 in), though they can jump vertically up to 45 cm (18 in). The voice is a high-pitched squeak. House mice thrive under a variety of conditions: they are found in and around homes and commercial structures as well as in open fields and agricultural lands.

House mice can breed throughout the year and can share nests. House mice live in structures, but they can live outdoors. Multiple Bacteria/Pathogens – Allergic reactions in children.

Treatment and Customer Preparation

We will inspect the interior and exterior of your home for evidence of rat activity and their possible entry points. We’ll make recommendations for corrective actions and treat your home to abate your rat infestation. Graduate’s service relies on the proper placement of rodenticide baits and traps. The combination of properly placed baits and traps will eliminate the interior nesting of rats and minimize the chance of odor problems from rats dying in the walls.

No preparation is necessary for treatment.


Eliminate standing water. Pests, such as ants, are attracted to moisture. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.