Rats (Rattus spp.) have caused more human suffering and more economic damage than any other vertebrate pest. From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind.

Rat Removal

For expert rat removal in the Boston area, give Critter Control a call! Our experienced team of wildlife technicians is familiar with any rat problems you may encounter. Really, we’ve seen them all! Whether you have rats in your walls, rats in your kitchen or rats that have died in your attic, we can help!

Rat Damage

Rats are known to be one of the most destructive pests. Wherever rats are present, you can count on some type of damage to the property!

Rats need to constantly chew and gnaw on materials in order to keep the length of their ever-growing incisors under control. Rats will create damages by:

  • Getting into your sealed food
  • Gnawing through food containers
  • Contaminating cupboards/kitchens with their urine and droppings
  • Spreading diseases
  • Gnawing and causing structural damage

Keeping Rats Out

Your house is free of rats! Now what?  Critter Control can help keep rats out of your home for good. Our quality exclusion and repair methods provide a strong and durable barrier against future entry attempts. We will thoroughly inspect your home and property to make sure all potential entry points are addressed.

Health Concerns from Rats

Rats contaminate homes with their excrement and urine and are carriers of disease. Chewed electrical wiring poses a threat of fire or electrocution. House mice can carry diseases and parasites, including:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat-bite Fever
  • Tapeworms
  • Fleas
  • Ticks

How to Identify Rats

The most commonly found rat pest in United States is the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus). The Norway rat is also called brown rat, house rat, sewer rat, and wharf rat. The Norway rat is generally considered the most important rat in the United States. It is found in every state.

Get Rid of Rats

Hiring a licensed wildlife removal specialist is a key step in getting rid of rats. Our fully trained technicians know how to handle the toughest problems Boston rats throw at us. Give us a call today! We can help.

Critter Control Rat Specialists in Boston

Critter Control’s rat control technicians in Boston are properly trained in how to get rid of rats and the elimination of rat problems using a variety of rat control techniques. These techniques include improving sanitation for the affected location, eliminating hiding places, exclusion and may also include lethal methods such as traps and rodenticides. Killing the rats may not be the best answer. Our professional wildlife professionals may not show you how to kill the rats but instead use rat repellents, rat fumigants and rat trapping systems to ensure the effectiveness of the rat control method, without physically harming the rats!

We can help you get rid of rat problems! Call Critter Control of Boston today at 617.975.0440 to schedule your inspection.

Critter Control of Greater Boston North Service Area

Critter Control of Greater Boston offers squirrel control and bat control in the northern service area. Our northern service area consists of a few different locations, including:

Andover, North Andover, Bedford, Billerica, North Billerica, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Woburn.

Critter Control of Greater Boston Service Area

Allston, Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chestnut Hill, Dorchester, Everett, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Lincoln, Malden, Mattapan, Medford, Melrose, Mission Hill, Newton, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury, Weston, and Winchester

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Master Home Services, Inc. dba Critter Control of Boston