Exterminating Rats In Southern California Since 1994

Rat Control in LA, Orange and San Diego Counties

Why Do I Have Rats?

Rats make their way inside in search of food or shelter from the outdoors. Rats are destructive, disease ridden pests that should be removed as soon as you begin to notice signs of an infestation. Rats live wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas. Their fur is coarse and usually brown or dark grey. The underside of rats are lighter grey or brown. The typical length of a rat can be up to 10 inches, not counting the tail which is the same length as the body. Rats have acute hearing and are sensitive to ultrasound. They also possess a very highly developed sense of smell. Their vision is poor which is why they are typically seen running along baseboards or other straight line architecture. They dig well, and often excavate extensive burrow systems.

Rats Are Disease Vectors

It is important to treat rats as soon as you notice the first signs of an infestation because rats can bring other unwanted pests like mites, fleas and bed bugs. Rats carry diseases, including Weil's disease, cryptosporidiosis, Viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF), Q fever and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. They can also act as reservoirs of bubonic plague. They can also damage insulation, wiring and other household items while building nests.

Rat Inspection

Your pest control service will begin with a licensed technician providing a full inspection of your residence and property to identify the infestation. During the inspection, your pest control technician will identify potential problem areas around your home or office. After the source of your problem areas have been identified, your technician will point out other potential areas rats may nest and will show you the steps you can take to reduce future infestations. Your technician will create a customized rat treatment plan for year-round protection, using the most effective and environmentally-conscious rodent control solutions.

Rat Control Service

We not only kill and control your current rats, but help prevent any future rat outbreaks. Rat infestations typically originate outside and your technician will focus on the perimeter of the home and outlying areas of the yard. In addition to exterior treatments, we will also treat the interior of your home to stop rats from entering. Future service treatments will be exterior-only, without requiring you to be home or having to worry about scheduling conflicts. Griffin Pest Management offers Monthly, Bi-Monthly and one time ant services with no contract required.

Guaranteed Results

Both the inside and outside of your home are always under warranty. We guarantee your satisfaction between regular scheduled maintenance services. If at any time you find yourself in need of an additional treatment between regular scheduled services, call us and we will return to re-treat your home.

Quick Facts About Rats


Rats are prolific breeders and can have many litters throughout the year. They often invade homes in search of safe places to breed with nearby sources of food and water. They often infest attics, garages, sheds, dryer vents, cabinets and pantries. They use insulation, wiring, lint, newspapers and garbage to build their nests. Rats can enter a home in a variety of ways. Sometimes they use tree branches or shrubs near the roofline to enter attics. They may also crawl through dryer vents. Rats only need a hole the size of a quarter to gain entry into your home.


Norway rats live in fields, farm lands and in structures. Norway Rats are often found in woodpiles. Roof rats can be found in the upper parts of buildings, and can also be found under, in and around structures.


Norway Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. Roof rats secured their place in history by spreading the highly dangerous bubonic plague. They support many ectoparasites and urinate on food.


To keep rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Rats can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter. Seal any cracks and voids. Don't overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building. Griffin Pest Management offers exclusion service for rodent infestations to keep rodents from returning.

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Rat Control Testimonials

" 5 star rat control service review

A first-rate pest control service that helps out with any problem pest, plus makes regular visits to control problems that you never see. They have helped me with everything from ants to rats and some kind of carpet/fiber eating bugs. They are educated and experienced plus personable. Can't say enough good about this company.

- Elizabeth M.
" 5 star rat control service review

They are great, I have recommended them to many neighbors and they love them too! they take care of everything from cobwebs to rats. So I don't have any little critters any more. Always So courteous and pleasant.

- Lucia B.
" 5 star rat control service review

Daniel has eradicated our spider problem and the rats from the nearby construction project as well. Office staff goes above and beyond, always accommodating. Highly recommend.

- Nicole S.
" 5 star rat control service review

I have used Griffin for several years at my home and rental in La Mesa. They are professional and well priced. I developed a rat problem when I had some less than tidy neighbors and got 2 bids for eradication. While the competing bid was somewhat lower, I went with Griffin and am glad I did. They set traps in 2 attic areas, came back to empty them a few days later, repaired several entry points on the roof and house skirting, screened a few spots in the garage and set bait stations. It's a week been 2 weeks and we now have no more rats. All the competing company was going to do was use a couple of bait stations. I'm glad I chose Griffin.

- Marcia B.
" 5 star rat control service review

We are extremely satisfied with this service. Our service guy Joe is awesome. He goes above and beyond to help us with anything we need. We never have ants and he has definitely kept the spiders away. Joe has also chased rats away for us and for that we are grateful. Well worth the money! Thanks Joe!

- Jennifer S.
" 5 star rat control service review

I recently used Griffin Pest Management for the first time and it was great! Their employees are very nice, helpful, and they come out as soon as needed. We had rats in our attic and the men were quick and thorough in getting the pests out and cleaning up. They covered up any possible entry ways where the rats could have been coming in, and they even came back a few days later to follow up. I would definitely recommend Griffin to anyone with any kind of pests!

- Lisa R.