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Mice & Rats in Westchester NY

Mice and Rats are a headache and unwanted guest in your home. As the temperature drops, your chance of having Mice or Rats increases as they seek a warmer home. R&K Pest Control provides residential rodent control, removal and prevention services in and around Westchester County, New York. Mice and Rats are the most common rodents and that is because they live wherever humans live. They contaminate food, they damage buildings, and other property by constant gnawing and burrowing. They can also spread diseases to people and pets. Call R&K Pest Control today to rid your home of rodents.

What does the common Mouse look like?

Rodent Control, Mice and Rats in Westchester, NY
• Weighs less than one ounce
• 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length
• Grayish-brown on top and lighter, never white, below

How do I know if I have Rodents, Mice or Rats?


Typically left behind in kitchen cabinets, pantries, cupboards, drawers, bins, and anywhere else they think they might find food, or where they scurry to avoid predators. Rodents are prolific poopers, it's easy to spot if you have an infestation. It's also not uncommon to see droppings along walls, on top of wall studs or beams, near nests, and in boxes, bags, old furniture, and other objects.

Urine pools or trails

Rodents are notorious for having weak bladders, they dribble all over the place. House mice sometimes make things called "urinating pillars," which are small mounds consisting of grease, dirt, and yes, urine. Sometimes you'll see tiny drops of urine leading to a mound.


Rodents aren't what you'd call quiet. If they're in your house, you'll hear squeaks, rustling, and scampering sounds as they move about and nest.

Nibble Marks

Look for Nibble Marks on Food Boxes, Cardboard or other Containers. These signs of rodents are often accompanied by nearby droppings. Wood is a favorite,but they'll pretty much chew on whatever suits them. This includes electrical wire, making them a leading cause of structural fires. On wood, newer gnaws are light colored. They turn darker with age.


Rodents build nests from soft, fuzzy, or warm materials, such as fabric, furniture stuffing, quilt batting, shredded paper, grass, and twigs, and will typically stuff them into sheltered, out-of-the-way places like boxes, cabinets and closets, walls, even the subspace between ceilings and floors. Other possible mouse nest sites include dressers, behind and inside appliances, and machinery, even computer cases -- basically, anywhere it's cozy and warm.

Grease Marks

Mice can wedge through openings as small as a quarter of an inch in size. As they do, they often leave greasy smears, caused by oil and dirt in their coats, behind. The marks left by mice are fainter than those left by rats.


Look for footprints or tail marks in dusty spots. The type of track and tail marks can tell you what kind of rodent you're battling. Mice have the smallest feet, measuring 3/8 inch or less. Rat tracks average between 3/4 to 1 inch. If tracks are hard to spot, shining a flashlight across a suspicious area can help illuminate them.

Pet Excitement

If Rover or Miss Kitty is acting a bit nuts (more nuts than usual?), especially around a possible mouse hiding area, chances are good a critter has been there or is still there.
Call R&K Pest Control, we will be there quickly and efficiently to take care of your rodent problem and prevent them from returning. Most importantly we'll leave you with peace of mind. Our on staff entomologist will identify the issue and provide you with solutions in Westchester, NY, Fairfield, CT and New York City.

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(800) 632-5374


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New Rochelle, NY 10801

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  • Westchester County, New York
  • Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • New York City

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