The word rodent means to "to gnaw." We will mostly be reviewing the type of rodent called "commensal rodent." The word commensal means "sharing one's table." The three types of commensal rodents are the House Mouse, the Norway Rat, and the Roof Rat. These rodents carry diseases and eat and contaminate our food. These rodents co-exist with humans and closely associate with human habitats for food, water, and shelter.

If living conditions for the rodents (food, water, and shelter) are right, they can multiply quickly. In your rodent control program, the essential first step is to eliminate or control their food, water and shelter provisions. After this first step, we use the methods of trapping and baiting to get rid of the rodent population. Other types of rodents, such as the white-footed mouse, deer mouse, harvest mouse, pocket mouse, or pack rats may enter buildings, particularly if they are near wooded areas or fields.


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When you discover that you have a rat infestation in your home or business, it takes an expert to find where they're hiding, remove them, and prevent them from returning.



Mice are one of the most common pests in the world and are found just about everywhere. They’re rodents, and can be very destructive when they infest your property.

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Gophers are pests, and if you want the damage to your garden, crops or lawn to stop then you call the gopher removal and gopher control experts at Upper Hand Pest Management for the right solutions.



Squirrels are probably one of the most common species of wildlife the average city dweller runs into (outside of pigeons).

1Each home is unique:
When you have a pest problem or want to protect your home from future invaders, we apply our science-based approach to help identify the root of your problem and implement a solution made expressly for your home. During each visit, you can count on a highly-trained Upper Hand Pest Management specialist to investigate, protect, report, and follow up to maintain our high standards.
2What to expect:
For over 10 years, we have taken pest control seriously. We use the latest science and technology to test new and innovative products so we can protect your home with an effective plan suited to your specific needs.
3Rodents don't stand a chance:
No matter the season, it’s important to keep rodents out of your home all year long. And keeping them out isn’t a one-time event. That’s why our pest control specialists deliver customized protection backed by science to rid your home of pests year-round.
4We know our Rodents:
Your Upper Hand Pest Management specialist will know the classification and behavior of all home rodents to target their solution against common rodents like Mice, Rats, Gophers, Squirrels and all other rodents.

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