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Rats can gnaw their own doorways to move around freely

Rats are much larger than mice although a young rat can be easily confused with a house mouse.  Young rats often have heads and feet that are much larger than the rest of their body, while adult rats are proportionally much smaller.

There are two rat species that give residents and business owners in Riverside, CA the most problems. These rats are referred to as the Norway rat and the roof rat.

The Norway rat, also called a sewer rat, is much larger than a roof rat.  Upon entry into a building, these rats prefer to remain on the ground floor or in basements.  They also create burrows around the foundations of buildings and in moist areas such as gardens.

Roof rats, also called black rats, are somewhat smaller than Norway rats.  They have tails that are longer than their body size and prefer to live in warmer climates that are ocean-influenced.  When they gain entry into your home, they will create their own dwelling in walls, attics, cabinets, and false ceilings.

If rats of any type find their way into your home or business, rodent control service is needed.  Only a specialist will know exactly how to get rid of rats. Call Go-pher the Kill today to start the process of removing rats from your home.

Rat Control Services

Rat Control

Rat nest found between walls

Rats are primarily active at night.  Although they have very poor eyesight, they have a keen sense of smell, hearing, touch, and taste.  They have great memories and remain active all year-long.  There are many signs of a rat infestation.

The most common signs include, but are not limited to: presence of rat droppings, remnants of rat nests, burrows along your building or in moist areas, and noises coming from an attic or basement after sunset.

If any of these signs are present, a rodent control specialist is needed.  Rodent control specialists can identify the rat species to better understand their behaviors.  They are trained to know exactly how to get rid of rats.  The most common methods include:

  • Bait Stations — Specialists use anticoagulant and other rodenticides by aid in rat control. The poisons are released at low levels so that the rats cannot smell or taste anything but the bait’s attractant.  They will not know that the bait is making them ill.  The bait is strategically placed in tamper resistant bait stations around the infested building and anchored down for additional safety.
  • Trapping — Trapping is another safe way to get rid of a rat infestation. With a little patience, devices such as snap traps and glue boards have proven to be effective.  Many prefer this method to remove rats inside the home because they fear they will die behind a wall and leave a foul stench if poisoned.

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Rats are easily frightened by strange and unfamiliar noises.  However, they have superior memories and will easily remember repeat noises and lose fear of them.

Rats spend several hours each day grooming themselves.  If you are in need of rat control services, contact a member of our staff today!

Go-Pher The Kill gets rid of rats in Riverside, Corona, Norco, Eastvale, and surrounding areas.

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What Our Pest Control Customers Are Saying

  • Rat Control  Super quick response,came out same day. Took care of a huge ant problem! All around great service, thanks very much Mike.

    Rat Control Ken K.
    11/03/2019

    Rat Control  Nic Shafer with Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control is a gopher's worst nightmare! We contacted this company due to our gopher infestation in our backyard lawn.  Our home is perched in the hills above Riverside within the Lake Hills community, so we have a lot of wildlife.  This year was an exceptionally active year for gophers and other insects and wildlife due to the abundance of rain during the previous winter.  Normally, I wouldn't mind the occasional gophers in previous years. But this summer the abundance of gophers was getting out of control. They were tearing up our lawn right next to our pool which was causing dirt and rocks to be thrown into our pool from the gopher mounds. It was time to call a professional.
    The customer service on my initial call was amazing.  They sent a technician named Nic almost immediately.  I met Nic on his first service day at my home and he was SO friendly, knowledgeable and just a great person.  He spent time explaining the tactics they use, which was trapping, baiting and the use of carbon monoxide to penetrate the tunnels.  
    After 3-4 visits within 30 days our gopher problem vanished.  I will continue to use Go-Pher The Kill Pest Control in the future and I would like to commend Nic Shafer for his excellent service and attitude!!!

    Rat Control Salman N.
    9/25/2019

    Rat Control  I am so impressed with the professionalism and the efficiency of this company. Gophers were destroying our yard and within the first week they caught 4. I am so happy with the 30 day guarantee because I have had to call two more times after the initial trapping (gophers like our yard)They showed up when they said they would and took care of business. I HIGHLY recommend them!!!!

    Rat Control Laurie S.
    7/31/2019
  • Rat Control  I had the front and backyard sprayed for black widows. The tech was knowledgeable, professional and on time. I hope not see anymore creepy crawlers.

    Rat Control Scott S.
    7/29/2019

    Rat Control  I was having problems with spiders and ants! I called and spoke to Mike and he sent a technician named Nic the same day. Nic was here for over an hour taking down webs and servicing my home. He was very friendly and thorough and advised me on what I could expect in the next couple of days. So far I'm happy with the results, I would highly recommend using their service and will be signing up on a ongoing service. Thanks guys you guys are awesome!

    Rat Control Jeannette B.
    7/28/2019

    Rat Control  This was my second time using GoPher the Kill for my gophers and I'm very satisfied with their service!
    First time I believe they caught 3 (set traps, and even used CO2 as the gophers were pretty settled in yards of our new home).  This time around they caught 1 and that did the trick. I believe it's been almost a year between these two visits.
    Very friendly staff, efficient and thorough. I received a call this morning since my 30 day service (the one service lasts unlimited visits for 30 days) is almost up. I appreciate them trying to come out again and reminding me before my 30 days is up.

    Rat Control Sarah R.
    7/18/2019
  • Rat Control  These guys are awesome! We had a mole that, despite our best efforts, we could not get rid of.  We reached out to Go-Pher, they provided us a fair estimate and scheduled a day to come out.  Upon arrival they actual slightly decreased the estimate based on the size of our yard. A few days later, they came back and confirmed they caught the mole! They checked back a week later to make sure we didn't have any other intruders and set some bait to make sure they got everything.  What I was most pleased with, however, was the final follow up call we got yesterday.  They called to remind us that our 30 day guaranty period was almost over so just wanted to make sure we haven't had any additional problems.  Really awesome customer service!!

    Rat Control Chelsea J.
    7/03/2019

    Rat Control  They caught two gophers in one day. Do not wait to hire them. I tried everything to kill these rodents but was unsuccessful. They came out and set up traps and the next day two were caught. I wasted so much time trying to do it myself that the gophers ended up doing a lot of damage. I'm mad at myself for not calling them earlier.

    Rat Control Rick H.
    6/27/2019

    Rat Control  I'd been dealing with gophers for a very long time. But once they started to get near the house, it was time to get help.  I saw the truck with the ugly gopher on it and decided that was the company to use.  Nick came out and set traps, returned the next day catching two of those buggers. Nick was very informative and helpful, answered all my exhausting questions. A big thank you.

    Rat Control Vicki W.
    6/18/2019
  • Rat Control  Excellent company! I just recently completed installing a newly landscaped yard and after a few months of enjoying my yard- it stared to get attacked by gophers.
    I tired to deal with the issue myself (of ridding  the gophers ) for a couple of months with no luck.
    Then Nic came out and noticed the damage, set a few traps for overnight and when he came back the following morning - he was able to catch the 3 gophers that were behind my headaches.
    But what really set Nic apart - was after he was done with removing the gophers he took the time to remove the large dirt piles left by the gophers and blend it all back in to the existing landscaping like they were never there. Nic is awesome and will spend the time to give you some insight on gopher habits.

    Rat Control Joe G.
    5/31/2019

    Rat Control  Great service. We've been fighting the gophers for the last couple years with no luck. Called Go-Pher The Killer and they took care of the problem. We didn't even have to be home. 3 gophers were caught overnight with no sweat off my back. Great company

    Rat Control Keith P.
    2/04/2019

    Rat Control  Highly recommend! Nic was so helpful and knowledgeable when it came to our specific situation. He answered all our questions and was very thorough. He showed us each step in the process of catching and removing the gophers and how to recognize new activity. These guys know what they're doing. Thank you Nic!

    Rat Control Julianne M.
    12/20/2018
  • Rat Control  Go-Pher is awesome! You won't be disappointed with this company. I had a gopher problem on my property, which is a little over 1/4 acre, and Nic came out and set about 8 traps. He came by the following week and removed what he had caught, then baited the holes as a final barrier against future gophers. Nic was great! He was on time, very knowledgeable, and was in and out in less than an hour. Thanks Nic.

    Rat Control Chris W.
    12/19/2018

    Rat Control  The past two years we have had rat(s) in our attic.  We have used Go-Pher the Kill both times and have been extremely happy with their service.  Although we received the full month coverage, the rat was caught early and problem solved.  The pricing is good; we obtained other estimates before settling on this company.
    The "exterminator," Nick, is a very professional and courteous professional.  In addition to setting the traps, he gave up tips and adjustments to make to prevent a recurrence.  Perhaps if we had listened, we wouldn't have had a problem the next year!
    Overall, our experience with Go-Pher the Kill has been great and I have no problem recommending them for your pest killing needs.

    Rat Control Derek B.
    12/17/2018

    Rat Control  I had a gopher problem that was driving me crazy and I decided to look for a professional to take care of my issue. After looking around and reading reviews I decided to give Go-pher the kill a call and I'm glad I did. They displayed great customer service and answered all my questions regarding their services. Nick came out to my house for the initial call and he was very informative and extremely professional when it came to gopher catching, he set a couple traps and bait and the following day he came back to discover that he caught two gophers in my lawn. I'm very happy with the service and decided to continue using Gopher the kill's monthly service. Thank you Nick.

    Rat Control Haydee L.
    12/14/2018

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