Was It a Rat or a Mice? Let’s Just Say They’re Both Rodents!

Rats and mice are rodents and despite their normally cuddly onscreen presence, they are not normally welcome inside your home. This is evidenced by a staggering number of rodent pest control companies.

The differences between rats and mice range from physical characteristics to the signs they leave behind. The primary physical difference is their tails. Rats have a bald tail while mice have a furry tail. Rats have small ears relative to their body size while mice ears appear larger due to their smaller bodies. 

You are more likely to encounter droppings than an actual rodent, but thankfully the signs are different there as well. Rat droppings are blunt and similar in shape to a toilet paper roll. Mice droppings taper on both ends, like a torpedo. 

Both gnaw on materials, although the activity of the rat will be on a larger scale. We know how frustrating these critters can be, but we are the experts in rodent removal and prevention. Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control is your solution to have a rodent free home.

A Rodent Does Not Rely On Just One Hole

Rodent pest control ranges from simple mouse and rat traps, to elaborate and expensive sonic speakers, essential oils, and foam fillers. Although these methods are eye catching at the store, there are studies that show these methods are poor deterrents to a determined rodent. 

Sonic noises can be ignored, depending on where in the house they are placed, as can essential oils, which must be changed every 2-3 days to maintain freshness. Foam fillers are an effective exclusion tool, but knowing exactly where and how much to use can be a daunting and time-consuming task. 

Mouse and rat traps need to be checked daily to keep your home free of offending odors. Rat traps are too large to be effective on mice and mice traps can cripple rats at best, leaving them to die somewhere within your home in an often hard-to-reach location.

Solve It With Illiana Wildlife and Rodent Pest Control

Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control is open from 7am-7pm so you can call whenever it is convenient. We specialize in repairing damage left by marauding rodents. 

We will also check your home before we seal it so nothing is left inside to rot. Sealing your home is our first step in future rodent prevention while our experienced agents can work with your insurance company so the cost isn’t out of the pocket. Give us a call today!

From Customers to Lifelong Friends

These testimonies were submitted by customers we have worked on. Their true stories are a part of our collection of featured testimonies that we treasure. With the good service we have provided, they have considered us their lifelong friends. Here’s some testimonials:

“5 stars don’t do them justice! Such wonderful, professional, excellent service. Everything is explained thoroughly. You know you’re in very good hands and dealing with experts. I highly recommend, do not hesitate to call!” – Janet Lynn

“Great professional service! I had some unique challenges with my home but with Bob’s experience and quick thinking the problem was taken care of with no issues at all. Very fair prices as well. I highly recommend Illiana to anyone needing pest control services!” – Wesley DeHoyos

“Thank you so much for your fast efficient work! We can sleep tonight!” – Brian Hacker 

Your Rodent Scourge Should End With Illiana Pest Control

Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control Services guarantees to address your rodent pest control needs as soon as you give us a call. We also offer repairs for damage caused by rodents. With our knowledge in repairs, we have good advantage of knowing where pests are likely to hide. Our pest control system is at par with Northwest Indiana pest control standards with services extending up to Schererville, St. John, Cedar Lake, and East Chicago. Call our hotlines to get the most reliable and convenient rodent pest control service in Northwest Indiana!


Illiana Wildlife and Pest Control

378 N 450 E, Valparaiso, IN 46383

IN 219-464-7966

IL 708-320-0004