Rodent Control Specialists at Pinnacle Pest Control

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Our technicians are experts in the control of mice and rats. We perform a thorough inspection on your property to determine potential indoor/outdoor harborages, and suggest control procedures and preventative measures.

Rodent Control Plan


Trap and Remove Existing Rats


Seal all possible entry points and protect the entire perimeter of your home with bait and traps to prevent re-entry


Attic restoration, decontamination deodorization

Rodents carry disease, contaminate food, and destroy property. Avoid subjecting your household or your business to the risk of rodent infestations with the integrated pest management services of Pinnacle Pest Control. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection and quote on your property to treat your rodent issue.

Our video below describes how our process works with a long term solution that includes removal and prevention.

Rodent-Free 2-Year Guarantee

If they return so will we, absolutely free!


Rodent Control in Northern California

Rodents like rats make for very elusive pests. They are mainly nocturnal and spend most of the day sleeping in their nest. They are agile climbers and live in high places like attics or above drop ceilings. If residents notice a roof rat during the day, it could point to the presence of a larger population just out of sight.

In favorable conditions, a mischief of rats can reproduce rapidly and give birth up to six times in a year, each time producing up to 10 pups per batch. If you have one male and female on your property, the rodent population can exponentially grow to over a thousand in just two years.

Rats are opportunistic survivors and often live with and near humans; therefore, they are known as commensals. Throughout human history, rats have traveled with us around the planet, stowing away on boats and settling wherever humans live. They feed on the food we throw away and can spread diseases among humans, like the medieval Black Death, which was spread by fleas that lived on rats.

They are also dangerous for wiring since rats are constantly gnawing on things. Rats’ super-strong teeth never stop growing! They have to keep nibbling to wear them down – or eating would become impossible!

For every property owner, this means the risk of an infestation that can affect the health and safety of your possessions, your property, and everyone inside of it. If an infestation exists, the numbers can be so great that DIY pest control solutions like a snap trap or rodent bait station may not be effective at curbing your rodent problem. 

If you suspect that your home or business is crawling with rats, contact Pinnacle Pest Control. Our expert pest control company has protected residential and commercial properties in Sacramento and neighboring areas in California from these potentially damaging and disease-born pests. Let us handle your rat or mouse problem and allow you, your household, or your employees and customers to feel safe on your property. 

Rodent Pest Control: What Rats Can Do to Your Home or Business

Rodents are generally a public health risk to both homes and businesses because of two things they can do: carry disease and cause property damage. At Pinnacle Pest Control, we ensure your property is safe and free of rodents and any other pests to protect you from the potential risks that come with a rodent infestation. 

Rodents are one of the major carriers for certain diseases – in fact, the Centers for Disease Control reports that they’re responsible for at least 35 serious diseases. This can include leptospirosis, salmonellosis, typhoid fever, and other diseases caused by organisms and bacteria transported from rodent bites, rodent waste, or consuming food and water contaminated by rats. 

And on top of the health risks that can affect the people on your property, there’s also the risk of significant property damage. Rodents can harm your possessions, supplies, and even the structure of the building itself. Rodents have strong teeth and have a habit of burrowing to build their nest. 

Rodents can bite through insulation, wires, and ductwork, causing issues with your ventilation and electrical system. The damage left behind can result in large repair costs – and even if the damage is fixed, there’s no guarantee it will stay that way unless you treat the root cause and get rid of the infestation. At worst, rodents can chew on electrical wires and cause fires. In fact a third of all electrical wires are caused by rodents. 

Call Today: Make Your Home Pest-Free

It has never been easier to ensure you never have to deal with any kind of pest in your home again, when you call Pinnacle Pest Control. Our pest control professionals can make your home invaders a thing of the past. Book your appointment today.

Residential & Commercial Pest Control

At Pinnacle Pest Control, we service both residential and commercial properties in Sacramento, CA, and its surrounding areas. Both types of properties are at risk of rat infestations, and there may come a point when DIY methods are no longer the best long-term solutions.

With our integrated pest management and pest control services, we guarantee that you won’t see another rat scurrying on your property for at least two years. Clients that opt for our integrated pest management services receive more than just our rodent extermination services, as we also inspect for vulnerable spots that make your property prone to another rat infestation and recommend rodent prevention practices and safeguards to prevent more rodents from establishing their mischief. Our clients can also opt for a one-time extermination service or an alternate monthly treatment. Whichever you choose, you can expect nothing less than reliable and effective rodent control from Pinnacle Pest Control.

Guaranteed Pest Extermination Services, Right at Your Doorstep

No matter what kind of pest problem you’re dealing with, you can count on Pinnacle Pest Control to provide top-notch pest extermination services. With decades of experience under our name, we have already helped hundreds of residents and business owners in Sacramento eliminate pests in their property and keep them away for good.

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Why Pinnacle Pest Control?

Trained Professional Inspections

Our team of rodent control specialists is licensed, bonded, insured, and qualified. Our clients are in capable hands when we inspect and treat your property. Before providing you with a quote, we schedule a fast and accurate inspection and give you an honest and efficient estimate of what we recommend to deal with your rodent problem. 

Effective Eco-Friendly Pest Control Service

Unlike some DIY rodent control products (like rat poison), we strive to use eco-friendly solutions whenever possible to get the job done. We use less hazardous rodent control methods to keep your property rodent-free and prevent pests from developing a resistance to common pest control methods. At Pinnacle Pest Control, we’re always looking for the latest eco-friendly ways to effectively eliminate pests on your property.

Our Guaranteed Service

We’ve been operating since 1998, and our service has kept residential and commercial properties in Sacramento, CA pest-free. Since then, we have continuously strived for excellent customer service and results that satisfy our clients’ needs. We’re confident in our pest management professional services and have a warranty for all our services. We guarantee your structure will be free of rodents, if not we’ll be back at no charge.



If they return so will we, absolutely free!


Which Rodent Do You Have?


Appearance: 12 - 18” long / Black or Brown

Behavior: Rats are omnivorous and will feed on almost anything available to them including tree bark, meat and grain. While known for being eating machines, they’re equally known as hoarders; often stashing seeds and nuts.
Only adding to intense infestation, roof rats are prodigious breeders. At only two and five months, they can start having four to six litters per year, each litter consisting of six to eight baby rats, with a life expectancy of a year.

Environment: These nocturnal rats are commonly found in both urban and rural areas, and can easily adapt to a wide range of environments. Tending to prefer living in dry upper levels of buildings, these accomplished climbers are commonly found in wall cavities and false ceilings. While in their densely populated nests, infectious diseases may be carried in their blood and can actively fester and spread.


Appearance: 3”- 4” long minus the tail. Gray Colored

Behavior: By nature mice are herbivores; they prefer to feed on cereal grains, but will eat almost any type of food and food scraps. They require very little water, and are known to store extra food in burrows and other hiding places.
Usually associated with rodents are the diseases they carry. In the case of House Mice, the major health risks surrounding them include salmonella and leptospirosis.

Environment: The house mouse can be found in both urban and rural areas, will easily adapt to a wide range of environments and can gain access to a home through an opening of only ¼ inch.

FAQs About Rodent Control

Q: How did I get rodents?

A: Rodents like rats are more likely to enter messy homes with easy entry points. Common entry points include gaps around your doors and windows, openings for your pipes and HVAC systems, tree limbs close to upper-floor windows, and broken roof tiles are just some of the ways rats can enter. Messy, cluttered homes are more prone to rodent infestations because it offers rodents food, water, nesting materials, and hidden locations in your home for them to establish their rat population and grow. Practices like leaving pet food in pet bowls overnight and not clearing out fallen fruit from your yard’s trees are some of the ways you may be unknowingly attracting rats to your home. 

Q: How effective are your rodent control solutions?

A: At Pinnacle Pest Control, we’ve mastered the science and art of pest and rodent control and can effectively eliminate all rodents on your property. In comparison, rodent traps can only eliminate a handful or rats or house mice at a time. However, it doesn’t treat the underlying infestation of young rodent pups growing, other existing mice, or even the entry points that got rodents into your home in the first place. 

By inspecting your property, treating the infestation, and locating vulnerable entry points and other factors that attract rodents, you can keep your property clean and free of rats and mice. That’s why we offer a two-year guarantee on our rodent control services. Contact us today to learn more about our guarantee. 

Q: What are the signs of rodent infestation to look out for?

A: Rats are nocturnal creatures and are difficult to spot. Noticing rat activity in the day doesn’t necessarily mean an infestation, but it’s best to be sure. Some signs of rodent activity to look out for include:

  • Rodent feces, which resemble dark brown grains of rice, in undisturbed areas of your home like in the attic or behind large furniture
  • Scratching noises overhead, which can suggest a specific type of rat called a roof rat
  • Smudges on surfaces, as well as footprints and tail marks in dusty areas
  • Holes or shredded areas like cardboard, cotton, and insulation, which are often used as nesting materials for rodents
  • A rat burrow, especially in your yard or holes in your attic walls

Entry & Harborage Points

It doesn’t take more than a small open entryway to let rodents into your home. Here are some of the most common spots of entry and harborage to check if you start finding unwanted critters around your home or office.

A - Open VentsE - Tree Limbs Touching HouseI - Uncovered Trash
B - Wood PilesF - Gaps Under Metal FlashingJ - Animal Hutches
C - Opening in Roof TilesG - Roof & AtticaK - Storage Sheds
D - Gaps Under DoorsH - Openings Near A.C. LinesL - Left Out Pet Food
Call Today: Make Your Home Pest-Free

It has never been easier to ensure you never have to deal with any kind of pest in your home again, when you call Pinnacle Pest Control. Our pest control professionals can make your home invaders a thing of the past. Book your appointment today.

No More Rodent Mischief on Your Property with Pinnacle Pest Control 

Rodents are harmful to your household, employees, customers, and your property, so it’s always best to be rat-free. To eliminate the risks of a rodent infestation, your best solution is to call a professional pest control company that guarantees a home free of contaminating rodents. 

At Pinnacle Pest Control, we provide reliable eco-friendly rodent control services and pest control against all other pests that plague your home. Contact our pest control team today to schedule a rodent inspection and have your infestation solved with our effective rodent control program. 

Extermination Story

I trust Ken to do a professional job from start to finish whether Pinnacle is actual doing any work that shows on his Inspection Reports. He is always on time or even early for every appointment I have set with him. He just begins and does a thorough job, one that is easily explained and pointed out each time. I am very happy to have made the connection with in this busy Real Estate Market.

Jack Higley

Love Pinnacle Pest Control for both our residence & business needs. Excellent service every time with Jason. Jason always takes the time to contact us the day prior and always makes certain everything is well taken care of. Great job and always a pleasure without any hassles.

Randy Corvo

Pinnacle is great. My property has been serviced by Jason now for several years and he's been fantastic. Very professional and a pleasure to work with. He's always been available to help answer any questions and provide everything we've needed. 12/04/18

David Chase

Pinnacle is absolutely fantastic! We used to have them at our home in the Sacramento area (they have a branch up there as well) and when we moved to the Bay Area we were super happy that they service the East Bay as well. I can't speak highly enough about Pinnacles customer service, amazing office staff, fantastic on-site technicians who actually CARE about their clients.. This is good old fashioned customer service, the way it sssgrSHOULD be… A+!

Sean Andrade

I want to thank Jim at pinnacle. We thought we had a powder post beetle problem. We had another termite company tell us that we needed to fumigate our house for $5,000. We called Pinnacle for a second opinion and it turned out we had Milled in beetles that did not need a fumigation. I could not believe it. We were looking for a better price. The other company made a mistake. Thanks again for being honest.

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