A rodent infestation in your home or business is cause for immediate concern. Rats and mice pose a health threat to homeowners and their loved ones or employees and customers of your business. They can also do damage to your property. For commercial owners, rodents left uncontrolled can do serious harm to your reputation in the business community.

Health concerns, property damage, impact on your business reputation, along with not feeling safe and secure in your home are reasons to contact Seitz Bros. for professional rodent control services. Our experienced team of technicians are highly trained in the proper methods to remove rodents safely.

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Identifying Rodents


There are several types of mice you may encounter such as the deer mouse, house mice, and white-footed mice. Deer mice are small, averaging a body length of two inches. They prefer buildings in wooded areas and are known carriers of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which can be fatal.

House mice are also small with bodies around two-inches. Like other small rodents, they are adept at finding ways to enter your property. These pests inhabit both urban and suburban areas and are especially known for getting into buildings in the fall and winter when they are seeking new food sources since outside food supplies have diminished.

The small white-footed mouse prefers the outdoors where they nest in areas such as stacked wood, under tree limbs, or inside tree holes. If inside, they usually choose locations that have little to no human activity such as crawl spaces, basements, and attics. White-footed mice are known for carrying blacklegged ticks, which are carriers and transmitters of Lyme disease.


Common types of rats are the Norway rat, pack rat, and roof rat. Rats are significantly larger than general house mice and are known to nest in basements, attics, and ceilings.

Like other rodents, they seek access to food and water sources, which can lead them indoors if they can’t find enough provisions outside. Rats can be carriers of salmonella, leptospirosis, and trichinosis.

Are Rodents Dangerous?

Mice and rats are dangerous, inconvenient, and a nuisance. Besides the health issues they can cause, both are a danger to the safety of homes and businesses due to their habit of chewing through electrical wiring, which can cause a fire hazard. The rodents can also destroy insulation and drywall and destroy any personal belongings they have access to.

Rodents are unsanitary and will leave droppings throughout the home or business. There is also the possibility of a rodent dying inside the property, which can lead to unpleasant odors permeating the interior.

To keep your home safe, Seitz Bros. offers a choice in Home Protection Plans with monthly or more frequent quarterly service. Plans are full coverage including control services for rats, mice, and other pests throughout the year and include unlimited re-visits by our technicians and services to seal your home against future rodent infestations.

Treating Your PA Home for Rodents

One of the common signs of a rodent infestation is the sounds and noises they make as they run across the ceiling or as they climb and chew behind the wall. Other visible signs include chewed furniture or food items, and droppings on carpets around baseboards. 

Attempting to rid your property of rodents on your own is not advisable. It is best left to our technicians who will use our Rodent and Wildlife Exclusion service to safeguard your property.

Our exclusion service begins with a thorough inspection of your property to include the attic, roof and plumbing vents, foundation grates, gaps between walls, and more. Once the inspection is completed, our techs provide you with a customized plan of action.

In addition to removing the rodents, our technicians will also secure existing entry points along with areas that could allow rodents to get inside in the future. With a plan in place, our staff will return each year to do an inspection to make sure rodents have not returned.

Our rodent control program for commercial businesses offers the same in-depth inspection and customized removal and prevention strategy to eliminate rodent problems.

Schedule an Inspection

No matter what time of year, Seitz Bros. stands ready to answer your call whenever our expert and professional mice control and rat control services are needed. Contact us for a free quote, so you can rest easy knowing help is on the way.