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Rodents are one of the most widespread pest problems across the state of Connecticut. Whether you have a single-family home, an apartment building, or a commercial warehouse, you will most likely encounter evidence of rodents in your space at some point. Our rodent treatment program is designed to tackle mice issues with a three-prong approach. 

First, we reduce current populations with a multiple-stop trapping and baiting program. Second, we begin proactive measures such as exclusion tactics and all-natural rodent repellents to minimize new issues. Lastly, we recommend a continuous maintenance plan to help reduce the chances of a population rebounding. 

Because mice and rats are nocturnal, a rodent infestation could escalate in your home or business without your knowledge. In addition, rodents have a very rapid reproductive cycle, which means by the time you detect a pest problem, it could already be much larger than you think.

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Get Rid of Rodents in Connecticut With Help From Richland Pest & Bee Control

Getting rid of mice and rats the right way — and at the right time — is imperative. Not only are rodents destructive pests, chewing away at foundations, furniture, and much more — they can also spread disease by getting into cabinets or pantries where food is stored, or by leaving droppings under and on kitchen counters where food is prepared and stored.

So, whether you’ve detected a mice or rat infestation, or just want to take preventative measures against one, you can count on our pest and rodent exterminators in Hartford, CT and all surrounding areas to effectively eliminate your rodent problem for the health and safety of you, your family, your employees and your customers.

Identifying rodents in your connecticut home

Richland Pest & Bee services to get rid of problems with rats or mice

Common species of rodents found in Connecticut include the white-footed mouse, deer mouse, house mouse, Norway rat, meadow jumping mouse, and woodland jumping mouse.

If you need help identifying your mice or rat problem, don’t wait to contact Richland Pest & Bee Control! We will be more than happy to educate you on your potential rodent problem and, if needed, we will certainly provide professional rodent extermination services. Our team of CT rodent control experts has helped protect thousands of homes, businesses, school systems, and municipalities against the damage and health risks associated with rodents.

For a free estimate on rodent control in Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, and all surrounding areas, fill out the form to the right of the page or give Richland Pest & Bee Control a call at 1-800-308-9126. Our lines are open 24/7, and we offer emergency pest control service for any urgent pest issues you may be dealing with.

Proudly providing expert mice and rat control to homes and businesses in throughout Connecticut & parts of Massachusetts including: Avon, Bristol, Cromwell, East Hartford, East Haven, East Longmeadow, East Windsor, Farmington Valley, Hamden, Hartford, Hebron, Holyoke, Manchester, Meriden, Naugatuck, New Britain, New Hartford, New Haven, North Haven, Shelton, Southbury, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Trumbull, Vernon, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Hartford, West Haven, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Woodbury, and more. Look for us in your town!

frequently asked questions about rodent control

Click through the questions below to learn more about rodent habits and treatment options from Richland Pest & Bee Control. If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out by contacting us online, or giving us a call at 1-800-308-9126.


Our Reactive Program is formulated to abate current infestations. It is recommended to remove the population before deploying preventative methods. Each situation requires a unique treatment plan and additional stops may be required. The experts at Richland Pest & Bee will advise you on the best course of action. At the first appointment we will evaluate the property and set up our materials. At following appointments, we will inspect the materials for rodent activity and update you on our findings. 


Once the current infestation is reduced, Richland will perform a thorough exclusion inspection and will go over what we do, why we do it, and what to expect. We know it is important to protect your property and family – which is why we will always be thorough and transparent.



The costs of rodent control will vary depending on the size of the infestation, the size of the property and whether it’s a residential or commercial property.

Commercial properties may require multiple treatments or continued treatment to make sure infestations are removed and prevented from returning. Residential infestations of rodents depend on the size of the property, the number of treatments required, and any follow-up treatments needed. 

For us to provide a more accurate estimate for treatment, give us a call at 1-800-308-9126 so we can discuss your specific situation.  



It is recommended to have pest treatments done by a trained, licensed professional. It is very common for non-professionals to misuse poison or other products that can hurt or injure non target organisms. The best way to keep your family safe is to have a high level professional like Richland take care of the application in your home. For other questions regarding health and safety, give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your specific treatment questions. 


Some common signs of a rodent infestation are seeing droppings, rub marks along baseboards & walls, the smell of ammonia, chew marks on wood or wires, scratching noises within the walls or seeing an actual rodent.

Mice are attracted to your home because they are looking for a warm, safe place to build nests and give birth to their pups. They are also constantly on the lookout for food sources which are readily available in your home. They are a commensal organism – meaning that they live off of humans and do not return the favor!

Professional rodent control is the easiest and most efficient way to eliminate an infestation. Due to the rapid reproduction rates of mice and rats, DIY pest control is usually not recommended as it is difficult to keep up with growing rodent populations. The best way to get rid of mice for good is through our Rodent Exclusion services. Read more about our Exclusion services here.

Although the signs of rats and mice are very similar, there are a few differences to help you determine which rodent is infesting your home. Rats are a larger bodied species than mice, which means that they eat more food, leave larger droppings, and may leave greasy rub marks against walls. Knowing which rodent is infesting your home is important because it makes a difference in the treatment plan. 

Mice that are inhabiting your home have easy access to food, water and shelter. Therefore, they tend to have a lifespan of around 12-18 months. 

Mice can become pregnant when they are six weeks old. After about three weeks (19-21 days), they will have babies. The litters can range from 3-14 babies, with the average being seven. Then, the females can become pregnant again right away. And since her new babies can now become pregnant in six weeks, the mice just continue to multiply. What’s more, one female can have between five and ten litters each year, and there is no off-season.

Many mice carry diseases, which can be spread through their droppings. If the droppings end up near your food, you and your family could get sick. They can also spread diseases by carrying fleas, ticks or mites into your home.

They can bite, but it is very rare. They are very shy, so when it comes to interacting with humans, they will run and hide whenever possible. Believe it or not, they are more scared of you than you are of them!

A mouse or rat can penetrate even the smallest gaps, cracks, and holes, down to ¼ inch.

Mice are omnivores, which means they will eat both plants and meat. They are generally attracted to seeds, grains and fruits but will eat just about anything they can get their hands on if given the opportunity. They are scavengers and opportunists!

Mice and rats are nocturnal. Because of this, a rodent infestation could escalate in your home or business without your knowing. This, in combination with rodents’ very rapid reproductive cycle, means by the time you detect a pest problem, it could already be out of hand.