Rodent Control


If you’re a West Tennessee or North Mississippi local looking for comprehensive roof rat and mice control services, there’s no better team to call than 901 Pest Control. Our team has been catering to residential and commercial property owners throughout the region for more than five decades. We have a reputation for prompt, effective services backed by unrivaled customer care. We understand that rodent infestations can be destructive and even scary. No one wants their property to become overrun with unwanted, dirty creatures.
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To provide effective rodent control, 901 Pest will first identify what type of rat is infesting your building, home, attic, or shed. Roof Rats are smaller than the Norway rat (also known as sewer or brown rat). Roof rats have longer tails and can grow up to 18 inches in length, including their tail, weighing at least 5 oz. Roof rats are usually black, while Norway rats are brown or gray. Roof rats have smaller, slender bodies and large ears with little hair and pointy faces/noses. Depending on the type of rodent at hand, we’ll work to evict these unwanted occupants from your property!

Norway Rat

Tail: Shorter than head & body
Body: Heavy, thick
Ears: Small
Eyes: Small
Nose: Blunt

Also known as Wharf, Sewer, Brown, Common

Droppings: Blunt, average length 3/4"

Roof Rat

Tail: Longer than head & body
Body: Slender
Ears: Large
Eyes: Large
Nose: Pointed

Also known as Black, Fruit, Ship

Droppings: Pointed, average length 1/2"

House Rat

Tail: Long
Body: Small
Ears: Large
Eyes: Small
Nose: Pointed
Feet: Small
Head: Small

Droppings: Pointed, average length 1/4"


Rats reach sexual maturity after four to five weeks, meaning that a population can swell from two rats to around 1,250 in one year. If left unchecked, a pair of rats can produce 482,508,800 pups in just three years, a new report says. Rats Typically Have:

  • 21-23 day pregnancy period
  • Up to 12 rats per litter, although five to ten is more common
  • Three to six litters in a lifetime
  • The average lifespan of one year
  • Their teeth grow 4-5 inches per year, but they wear them down by chewing – wires, pipes, walls, insulation!


  • When a female mouse gets pregnant, it only takes between 19 and 21 days for her to give birth to a litter. Each litter typically consists of five or six mouse pups with as many as 12 in a litter. So an average mouse can average 25-60 offspring in just one year! By this time, you have a bad infestation!
  • A typical female mouse can have between five and 10 litters per year. Female mice can mate immediately after giving birth, meaning mice can have a second litter in as little as 25 days after the first. This cycle continues until the mouse dies.
  • Mice pups are born without fur, ears, or the ability to see. Because of their defenseless nature, the mother mouse nurses her pups for 21 days. These early days in the life cycle of a mouse are filled with rapid progress. On the fourth day, their ears are fully developed. Hair begins to grow around the sixth day, and by day 10, they have a protective coat of fur.
  • Mice pups usually do not open their eyes until around day 13, but they are a fully-grown adult after that. On the twenty-first day, weaning occurs. Most male pups do not stay near their mother’s territory, but most young females hang near their moms.


Inspection of Property

Our certified service technician will inspect your property to confirm that you have roof rats, not squirrels or raccoons.

Identify Access Points

In addition, our service technician will work to find where they are gaining access to your home and take measures to control rodents!

Rodent Prevention

Our certified service technician will show you how to help make your property less attractive to rats and mice and help prevent them from breeding on your property.

Controlling Rodent Population

Our technician will place bait stations outside along rodent runs by fences or exterior walls to kill rodents as they travel to enter your house or building. Additionally, we’ll come back quarterly to re-bait stations until all rodent activity ceases. Use pictures provided on a shared drive!

Satisfaction Guarantee

If the rodents come back, so do we!

Roof Rat Facts

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The Aegis Rodent Bait Station is used in conjunction with second-generation rodent bait, so it won’t harm dogs or cats if they contact a dead rat or mouse. Furthermore, we install a steel fiber mesh as an upgrade to fill gaps and cracks where rats and mice can enter your structure up to five inches above ground level. We also install this upgraded feature in your interior spaces, such as dryer vents and laundry rooms. We’ll control the issue so you can get back to pest-free living. Would you please keep reading to learn more or contact us now to schedule a free inspection? You can also learn more about keeping rodents out of your home by watching this video.