Rodent Exterminators – Rodent Pest Control


Mice are the most abundant rodents in the United States. Rodents thrive under a variety of conditions and they are found in and around homes and commercial structures, as well as in open fields and agricultural lands. Mice consume and contaminate food meant for humans, pets, and livestock. In addition, rats cause considerable damage to structures and property and transmit pathogens that cause disease. Mice will also bring ticks, fleas, mites, and lice into your home, which is why it’s important to use a professional rodent exterminator service as soon as you notice rodents!

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Why do you need rodent exterminator service?

Finding out you have an infestation can be frustrating, which is why it’s best to leave mice extermination up to a professional rodent exterminator. Mice can squeeze through openings slightly larger than 1/4 inch across and frequently find their way into homes in the fall when outdoor temperatures at night become colder. Rats are carriers of disease, contaminate food, gnaw through wires, and leave a mess from nesting. For these reasons alone, it’s important to call the mice exterminator team at Presto-X, formerly Fischer Environmental as soon as you notice the signs of rodents on your property.

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Frequently Asked Rodent Questions

Rodents are mammals and are well-known for their strong, constantly growing incisor teeth. They utilize their powerful incisor teeth as chisel tools to gnaw constantly through insulation, walls, wood, and electrical wiring causing major damage to homes and structures. The most common pest rodents in SE Louisiana include the House mouse, Roof rat, and Norway rat. Rodents are nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night instead of during the day.

There are several common characteristics of rodents including a pair of incisor teeth that never stop growing, furry sturdy bodies, short legs, and long tails. Rodents use their strong teeth to gnaw through wood, aluminum siding, sheetrock, soft cement and to defend themselves. Most rodents prefer eating plant-based foods like berries, seeds, and grains. However, mice and rats are omnivores, which means they can eat both plant and animal products.

Near homes and structures, house mice will construct nests outdoors under shrubs and inside barns and sheds. Indoors, mice seek out undisturbed areas in wall voids, attics, insulation, and under appliances. Norway rats live in burrows outside along foundations and gardens. Inside homes, Norway rats prefer lower elevations, occupying basements, gaps, and crawl spaces. Excellent climbers, roof rats prefer to nest up high in trees, rooflines, block walls, attics, and ceilings of homes, garages, and sheds.

Rodents are social animals and reproduce quickly. A female house mouse can produce up to 8 litter per year with an average litter size of 4 to 7 pups. Rats can reproduce up to 6 times a year with litters averaging from 4 to 8 pups each. Consequently, if you see a single rat or mouse in your home, chances are there are many more hiding nearby.

Rodents need food, water, and shelter—and homes provide all three. Preferred food sources are grains, nuts, meat, birdseed, pet food, garbage, and sweet or salty foods. Since rodents need water, dripping pipes and leaky faucets provide an excellent resource. Compost piles and pet waste debris in yards are both attractive to rodents. As warm-blooded creatures, rodents will nest in attics, wall voids, garages, and crawl spaces of homes.

Rodents carry over 35 diseases including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), tularemia, and salmonella. These diseases can be spread to humans directly when they handle live or dead rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, and through rodent bites. Additionally, breathing in the dust created by rodent droppings and urine can trigger rhinitis in susceptible individuals.

Eliminating access and food sources will help to prevent rodents from entering your home. Seal cracks and crevices around pipes, vents, and utility cables with steel wool or silicone-based caulk. Reduce clutter inside and yard debris outside, and use tight-fitting lids on trash bins.  Outdoors, clean up around bird feeders, remove leaf debris, and pick up pet feces that attract rodents. Learn more >>

Three steps homeowners can take to help eliminate a rodent infestation are inspection, sanitation, and exclusion. Walk your property and check inside and out for signs of rodents. Rodent-proof your home to eliminate access to rodents. Snap traps, live traps, and glue boards can be an easy and inexpensive way to get rid of rodents. However, if you suspect a large infestation, a rodent exterminator may be required to eliminate the infestation for good. 

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Mice, rats, and other rodents can overrun an entire house. Rodent removal is no job for amateurs, and if you have them, you’re almost certainly going to need help from professional rodent exterminators.

Rodent Exterminators, control and removal by Presto-X "Formerly Fischer"

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  • Every technician is background checked
  • Every technician is screened for drugs
  • Intensive initial training
  • Recurring monthly and annual training
  • Certification required for continued advancement


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Rodent Pest Control Methods

Three elements are necessary for a successful rodent control program: sanitation measures, building construction and rodent proofing, and, if necessary, population control. When food, water, and shelter are available, rat populations can reproduce and grow quickly. While the most permanent form of control is to limit food, water, shelter, and access to buildings, direct population control is often necessary. The rodent exterminators at Presto-X, formerly Fischer Environmental will ensure you never deal with a rodent infestation again.

Rodent Control Locations

If you need assistance with mice and rat control in SE Louisiana and Mississippi, contact Presto-X, formerly Fischer Environmental today.

Louisiana Parishes Covered:

Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John, Ascension, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, St. Tammany, East and West Baton Rouge.

Mississippi Counties Covered:
Jackson, Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone, George, Greene, Perry, Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Walthall, Pike, Amite, Wilkinson.

Our Rodent Pest Control Guarantee

Presto-X, formerly Fischer Environmental Enviornmental guarantees complete satisfaction.

As our client, if you are not satisfied with our services, we will return to your home or business and diligently work to solve the problem within one business day. If the pest problem is not solved to your satisfaction, we will keep working until you are completely satisfied, or we will refund your last regular service payment.


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At Presto-X, formerly Fischer, we protect your home against the disease and damage that can be caused by common pests.

Rodent Exterminators – Rat & Mice Exterminators In Louisiana & Mississippi

Serving all of SE Louisiana and Mississippi

New Orleans | Hammond | Covington | Mandeville | Slidell

Jefferson Parish | Orleans Parish | St Tammany Parish | Tangipahoa Parish | Hancock County | Harrison County