Rat Control Services

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Protect your home and property from rats with MMPC’s top-rated inspection, extermination, and exclusion services.

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At MMPC, we use cutting-edge technologies and methods to exterminate rats, pinpoint the causes of infestations, and prevent them from coming back.

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Rats in New York City

Rats thrive in urban environments rife with discarded food, overflowing garbage bags, restaurant waste, and places to shelter. According to our analysis, there are currently as many as 3 million rats in New York City!

Infestations are a serious concern in terms of both property damage and public health. These pests can gnaw through almost anything, including wood, plastic, drywall, pipes, and electrical wiring. They are also known to contaminate food and transmit diseases, such as leptospirosis and hantavirus.

At MMPC, we understand the unique challenges of rat control in New York City. Our experienced team of rat exterminators specialize in using eco-friendly methods and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles to curb existing rat populations and prevent future infestations.

Our Rat Control Services

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Treatment and Assessment for Rats

MMPC is known for our comprehensive approach to rat control. Our treatment and assessment service combines baiting and trapping methods with a thorough inspection of the underlying causes that lead to rat infestations. This service is recommended for new clients.

  • We start by assessing the extent of the infestation, searching for burrows and nesting sites, and identifying potential entry points into buildings and structures.
  • To address the existing rat population, we install tamper-resistant rodenticide bait stations and, when appropriate, traps for monitoring.
  • Clients receive an electronic report with photos and an outlined plan of action when possible.

Baiting, Trapping, and Removal

Our baiting, trapping, and removal services are the cornerstone of effective rat control in New York City. Our exterminators are equipped with the latest technologies and methods to promptly address rat infestations on your property.

  • Rodenticide bait stations are strategically placed in areas of high rat activity. Rats bring the poisoned bait back to their nests, leading to a dramatic reduction in population.
  • Bait stations are tamper-resistant to minimize risk to pets, birds, and other small animals.
  • Traps and bait stations are monitored for activity and refilled on a regular basis.

Rat Burrow Treatment (BurrowRx)

Norway rats frequently live and breed within underground burrows in tree pits, planters, gardens, yards, empty lots, and construction zones. Simply closing the burrows with dirt is ineffective, as rats easily dig their way out and build new burrow entrances. At MMPC we use the cutting-edge BurrowRx system to inject carbon monoxide into active burrows to eliminate 100% of rats living inside.

  • The BurrowRx is a targeted and eco-friendly solution that effectively eliminates rat colonies at their source.
  • When rats breathe in carbon monoxide, it replaces the oxygen in their blood and causes them to die of hypoxia inside of the burrows.
  • A single service can effectively control a majority of the rat population in a given area.

Proofing and Exclusion for Rats

The best way to eliminate a rodent infestation is to stop them from entering your space. Even if you have determined that you have an existing rodent problem, exclusion will still provide the best long-term solution.

  • To prevent rats from entering buildings, we inspect, treat, and seal openings around utility lines and service conduits (such as water pipes, electric wires, air conditioning units, drain pipes and vents) and check for broken windows and unscreened vents.
  • To prevent rats from establishing burrows in tree pits, planters, and gardens, we install steel wire mesh horizontally beneath the top soil and seal the perimeters with cement.
  • Our rodent proofing team is available for on-site inspections or other treatment needs weekdays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Treatment for Rats in Cars / Vehicles

New York City’s rats nesting inside of parked cars is a common problem. They’re able to get under the hood and through other small openings, leaving behind urine, droppings, and potentially thousands of dollars in vehicle damage.

  • We help remove rats from your car or vehicle, remove droppings, and disinfect your parking space.
  • Our experienced professionals safely fumigate your car to humanely and effectively kill any rodents that might be nesting inside.
  • Eco-friendly repellent is sprayed underneath your car and around the perimeter of your parking space area to deter rats from returning.

DOHMH Rat Violations

The NYC Department of Health (DOHMH) issues violations to building owners for signs of rat activity, burrows, and other conditions conducive to rat infestations (code AH3N). In 2023, DOHMH issued 19,693 violations, doubling the number of violations issued in 2019. Many of these conditions may not be obvious until a violation is issued, resulting in costly fines ranging from $300–$2000.

  • We provide monthly preventative rat control services to help keep your property free of rats and avoid costly violations.
  • Our licensed pest management professionals help you assess your property for signs of rat activity, remove burrows, and correct other conditions conducive to rat infestations (i.e. pest-proofing your property by repairing holes and cracks).

Residential Rat Control

Our residential rat control services are tailored to protect your home and family from rat infestations. We work with homeowners, landlords, property managers, and tenants to not only eliminate existing rat populations but also ensure they never return.

residential rat control

We start by conducting a thorough assessment of your property, identifying rat activity, nesting areas, and potential entry points.

Based on the findings, we implement a customized rat control plan using eco-friendly methods such as trapping, baiting, and exclusion.

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Commercial Rat Control

Need rat control for your office space, retail space, food service areas, or other types of facilities? Our commercial rat control services are designed to safeguard your business, employees, and customers from the disruptions and health risks posed by rats.

commercial rat control

We start by conducting a thorough assessment of your premises, identifying rat activity, nesting areas, and potential entry points.

Based on the findings, we implement a customized rat control plan that aligns with your business’s specific needs and industry regulations, carried out with a focus on eco-friendly and sustainable practices.

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About MMPC

MMPC is small business proud to serve our fellow New Yorkers and surrounding areas. Our team combines 25 years of pest control experience with cutting-edge, eco-friendly technologies and methods β€” all to ensure the most effective, discreet and customized solutions for our clients.

We are one of the first companies in the pest control industry to adopt the EPA’s Integrated Pest Management Practices (IPM), an environmentally-sensitive approach in which all forms of pest control are explored before resorting to pesticides.

MMPC was called one of “The Best Exterminators in NYC” by New York Magazine and “America’s 15 Favorite Local Home Service Businesses” by Yelp and Entrepreneur Magazine.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have a rat infestation?

If you suspect the presence of rodents, taking action quickly can stop the problem from getting worse. Signs of a possible rat infestation include:

  • Rat sightings
  • Burrows
  • Fresh tracks
  • Fresh droppings
  • Gnaw marks
  • Chewed open trash bags
  • Runways (dark, greasy marks along walls and worn down paths in grass)

How much does rat extermination cost?

The cost of rat extermination services varies based on your location, the severity of the infestation, and the scope of services required. Please contact us for a customized quote.

Are rat extermination services safe for pets and children?

At MMPC, we prioritize safety for pets and children by using eco-friendly and low-toxicity options whenever possible. Our technicians post safety warning signs whenever rodenticides are used, and keep them inside tamper-resistant bait stations.

How long does it take to get rid of rats completely?

The time it takes to completely eliminate a rat infestation varies based on location, severity, and other conditions. Our knowledgeable inspectors and technicians will work with you step-by-step to get rid of rats as quickly as possible while addressing the root causes.

What steps can I take to prevent future rat infestations?

After we perform an initial assessment, our inspector provides recommendations for future rat prevention, such as sealing entry points and improving sanitation. Here are some other steps you can take to keep New York City’s rats off of your property:

  • Clear out clutter or debris from yards, alleyways, and in front of your building
  • Keep gardens free of weeds and trash
  • Keep tall grasses, bushes, and shrubs at least 6 inches away from buildings
  • Trim shrubs and avoid dense or overgrown vegetation
  • Use hard plastic or metal trash cans with tight-fitting lids
  • Bring garbage cans and bags to the curb as close to pick-up time as possible
  • Never leave trash out overnight
  • Report any rat sightings, burrows, droppings, or gnaw marks