Des Moines Rodent Exterminator

Call me: 515-349-1750

Welcome! Des Moines Rodent Exterminator is a full-service rodent control company specializing in the permanent removal of mice and rats in Des Moines, IA. Whether you have a problem with mice in your attic, rats in your walls, or rodents scratching in your house, we can solve it! The key to PERMANENT rodent control lies in our inspection and preventative work - we seal the rats and mice out of your house forever, and we trap and remove them. We do not use poison! We answer our phone 24/7, and can schedule a same-day or next day appointment. Some of the services we offer include:

  • 100% Permanent Rodent Eradication
  • House, Roof, and Attic Inspections
  • Preventative Rodent Exclusion Repairs
  • Rodent Droppings Cleanup in Attic
  • Outdoor Rodent Population Abatement
  • Poison-free Rat and Mouse Extermination
  • Porch, Deck, or Shed Exclusion Barriers
  • Dead Rodent Removal - Walls or Attic

CALL US ANY TIME AT 515-349-1750

rodent trapping Des Moines's Best Rodent Removal: Founded in 1995, our wildlife removal company specializes in the removal of rats and mice from residential and commercial buildings. Since its founding, we have become one of America's leading rodent control companies. Our solutions are guaranteed to keep rats and mice out for good. We are proud to operate without the use of pesticides, employing one of the most humane animal removal practices in the industry. Humane rodent removal and control requires in-depth knowledge through training and experience. Understanding rodent's biology and behavior is a prerequisite for determining the right solution. Thanks to our vast experience, as well as access to the latest technology, techniques, and tools, we can achieve astounding results. Our service program starts by scheduling an appointment time that's convenient for you. We then send a rodent expert to conduct a full inspection with a no-obligation free estimate for humanely solving your rodent problems. The technician will inspect your attic and assess visible damages to wires, insulation, and more. After creating a comprehensive plan that you approve of, the technician begins implementation. This involves placing traps at strategic locations, as well as sealing potential entry holes. You should choose us for your rat control needs because we have proven ourselves to be reliable and effective. With over 25 years in business and over 100,000 customers served, your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. A piece of advice for "do-it-yourselfers": resolving rat infestation can be a dangerous undertaking and is best left to experienced professionals. Over the years, we have witnessed customers who sustained injuries or got infected with diseases in their attempt to resolve the problem themselves. By making use of our services, you can resolve your rat infestation while preserving the safety of your family and pets.

What Prices Do We Charge?

Learn About Costs and Our Rodent Control Prices

Get Prices

Des Moines pest control

We Iowa's top experts in rodent control. We are not a typical Des Moines rat removal or pest control company. We don't treat rats or mice like insects, because they are not - they are mammals! You can't just use poison to get rid of them, like you can with insects. Unlike most Des Moines pest control, we focus on complete and permanent solutions. We don't just use poison every month. We solve your rodent problem forever, by following these steps:

  • Inspect the entire house, ground to roof, and the attic
  • Seal shut all entry areas, no matter how small, with steel
  • Set a dozen or more rat or mouse traps in the house and attic
  • Remove all rodents as they are caught and monitor for activity
  • Once there is no more activity and no more caught, we're done
  • When necessary, we clean rodent droppings, replace insulation, and repair chewed electric wires

Des Moines Rodent Removal Tip:

How can I get a rat out of my car?
Most often, we tend to worry about rats and other wild invaders infesting our home, but as it turns out, that's not the only place where you might encounter a rodent. It is, in fact, quite common, to discover that a rat has made a nest inside your car, which is often regarded as much worse since this puts you in a closed and much tighter space with the rat. 

First of all, what's the rat doing in your car, to begin with?
It's most common to have rat problems in the engine of your car. Usually, street rats will crawl under the hood of your car because of the heat that the engine emanates. Much like any other creature in this world, rats are simply looking for food and shelter from the cold. As such, the engine of your car can be a hugely attractive option, especially since it's not directly populated by humans (the rat's main concern when moving into a new home).

While less common, you might also discover that a rat has found a way into your car, through a crack or an open window. This usually happens because you keep a messy car, the most common culprit being leftovers and crumbs, which attract the rat as a natural food source.

rodent trapping Rats are fairly small creatures, so they have no trouble at all entering your car through a shaft, pipe, or through the steering column.

So now that we've seen why the rat is in your car, it's time to move on to the more pressing question of how you can get it out.

How can you get a rat out of your car?
One of the most obvious solutions, considering that last bit, is to eliminate all potential food sources from your car. If you're in the habit of leaving snacks in the car, or your groceries in the trunk, we suggest that you stop, because that may well be what's attracting the rodent in the first place. When you eliminate food sources from your home, this usually drives the rats away pretty quickly (in search of other food sources), and it works much the same with your car.

Another solution might be leaving the hood of your car up. See, one of the main reasons rats are attracted to your engine is that it's warm and most of all, dark. Rats don't like light because they're generally photosensitive creatures with poor eyesight and because light increases their chance of being discovered. However, leaving your car hood up is a temporary solution, since you can't leave it like that forever. So if you manage to get the rat out this way, we suggest following up with a visit to your mechanic, to figure out where the rat came in through in the first place.

Seek help. If you can use a live trap inside your home and have quite a few options for eliminating the rat there, dealing with a rodent in your car is much trickier. This is why a lot of people request professional help in dealing with their rat in the car problem. This has the added benefit that, not only will the removal expert take care of the rat, but they will also be able to point out where the rat came through, and why it did. That way, you can have this fixed and prevent rat invasions in the future.

All in all, you want to deal with rats in your car for the same reason you would in any other setting - rats are notorious carriers of disease. There is, of course, the added danger that rats will chew through the components of your car, potentially putting your life in danger.

We service nearby towns such as Ankeny, Altoona, Johnston, Polk City, Pleasant Hill, Bondurant, Windsor Heights, Alleman, Elkhart, Runnells, Saylorville.