Rat Control of Washington DC

Welcome to Rat Control of Washington DC! We are District of Columbia rodent control specialists. Our specialty is rat and mouse control. Our special 32-point process is the single most effective method in the country for permanently solving rodent problems inside houses and buildings. We are not a typical pest control Washington DC rodent exterminator company that treats rodents in a similar way to insects, with repeated monthly or quarterly poison treatments. That's a never-ending process. We solve the problem ONCE, and PERMANENTLY, by thoroughly inspecting every component of your building and completely sealing shut all access points, to 100% rodent-proof your house. We physically trap and remove all rats or mice, a process that is completely effective once all access has been closed. The problem is soved forever, usually in a week or less. Click on our Washington DC Prices page to find out more about our prices for rat control work. Or give us a call any time to schedule an appointment, usually within the next day. We look forward to hearing from you.

Call 24/7 to discuss your rat problem.

Same-day or next-day appointments: 202-558-0647

32-point inspection of your property.

Written estimates for rat project.

Fully District of Columbia licensed and insured.

Rat-proofing repairs with steel.

100% of rodents trapped and removed.

Chewed wire and damage repair services.

Rat dropping cleanup and sanitation services.

Poison-free rodent control methods.

Our Service Range - 202-558-0647

Washington DC Rat Removal Tip: Is A Cage Trap The Best Option For Rats

Rats can be a terrible disruption to everyday life. They cause a lot of damage to homes and gardens. Rats are, of course, rodents. They are highly intelligent scavengers who live near people because it is an easy source of food.

People often turn to traps in an effort to eradicate or keep rat populations under control. Without intervention, an infestation will certainly occur. DIY rat traps are effective if set and placed properly. They can also be more cost effective than calling a service.

Exclusion Traps

There are many different types of rat traps available for do it yourselfers. Some are more effective than others, but it really boils down to preference. Cage traps are especially popular for those who prefer a more humane approach.

One type of cage trap is an exclusion trap. Its actually more of a door that lets rodents out but does not allow them back in. Exclusion traps will help filter rodents out of your house, but it will not prevent their return.

Rats are intelligent and can be especially persistent. If they have found a food source or are looking for a place to nest, they will likely find their way back into your house.

Cage Traps

Cage traps are great for trapping rodents and relocating them. It is the most humane way to approach rat eradication. Keep in mind, however, that many rats do tend to die when taken out of their natural territory.

The thing with cage traps is that they can be difficult to get into little nooks and crannies where rats like to frequent. It is also important to use plenty of them. No matter what type of trap you are setting, there should be at least two traps for every rat.

It is also important to check cage traps about every eight hours. Rats who get trapped in cages tend to panic. This speeds up the dehydration process and they can die from heat stroke, especially if they are in an attic.


People who use cage traps tend to let rats go outside. These persistent little rodents will sniff their way back into your house if you don't seal the entry points properly with steel. Rats can chew through wiring, wood and even concrete.

Sometimes people drive rats far away to another location before letting them go. This will prevent them from finding their way back into your house, but it also dramatically decreases their chance of survival. Rats just don't do well in new territories.