Do you have a problem with rodents? If so, it’s important to understand the distinction between a Bix Box Rodent Control vs a Rodent Proofing company! Teaford breaks it down in this video and shows you a surprising way mice gain entry on this home.

What does a rodent control or rodent extermination company do?

A rodent control or extermination company or pest control company will come in, set traps, bait stations and remove rodents. This is a short-term solution for rodents and does not address the underlying problem, which can lead to more rodents entering your home in the future and the continued pest problem. We hear of cases where mice keep coming back time and time again, no matter how many traps and baits are set! When pest control technicians say they seal entry points, it’s often done in a way that will only work for the short term and in the case of the home in the video, they’d never see that hole! Most rodent control technicians will use steel wool to plug the most obvious entry points, which will deteriorate over time.

If you enjoy killing mice for years and years, use a rodent control company. The costs are lower in the short term while you still have a problem that continues to return. And in the end, you end up paying more over time. What are the rodent control costs over time? Great Question!

Rodent Exterminator & Control Costs

The average monthly cost for homes that hire a rodent control company is generally between $100 and $200, depending on the size of the home, type of service plan, and severity of the rodent issue.

Rodent Control and Extermination Costs

$100 – $200 dollars per month x 12 =

$1200 to $2,400 per year!

What does a rodent-proofing company do?

A rodent-proofing company focuses on preventing rodents from entering your property in the first place. They use physical measures such as sealing up entry points and blocking unwanted access. They do this by sealing up all current and possible future entry points, which is key to assuring the rodents will not return. This is a much more effective way to keep your home rodent-free. Not to mention, homeowners keep KILLING the mice, whereas mouse-proofing a home keeps the mice out to begin with! This leads to a much more humane approach to rodents. The downside is that upfront costs are more, however, the real problem is gone forever. In the long run, the costs are actually lower and the problem is eliminated! So, what are the costs for Rodent Proofing my home?

Rodent-Proofing Costs

Rodent-proofing a home, on average, will vary by size and needs, however, on over 380 rodent-proofing jobs we collected data from in 2022 in the Northern Chicagoland area, the average cost was $2,300 per home. Rodent proofing companies will often give you a 1-year guarantee on their work and give you the option to renew their warranty and transfer it to a new homeowner. This makes rodent-proofing the clear winner when you encounter a rodent problem in your home.

Rodent proofing costs

$2,300 on average x 1 =

$2,300 one time!

Why does rodent proofing work best?

Well, imagine if you were a rodent, and you saw food inside your home. Wouldn’t you be tempted to go back in, no matter what was put in your way? That’s why prevention and proofing are the best approaches to dealing with your rodent problem.

So, when tackling a rodent infestation, remember that a rodent control or rodent extermination company is only a temporary fix. To really get the job done, you’ll need to hire a rodent-proofing company that can take the necessary steps to deploy a permanent rodent elimination solution.

If you would like a permanent solution rodent solution and you live in the Chicagoland area, give Mice Hunters Inc. a call at 847-499-1008 or fill out their form here: