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Rodent Control in Virginia Beach, VA 

Winter is rodent season in Virginia Beach and the nearby areas, which means rats and mice are looking to nest. These rodents prefer small, warm, and dark locations where they will be comfortable enough to breed. They also want to be near a food source. Unfortunately, your home or business may be their location of choice. 

If mice, rats, or other rodents have invaded your property, turn to Universal Pest & Termite. Our family business takes pride in restoring our customers’ comfort and safety. For 24+ years, we have served hundreds of thousands of people in Virginia Beach, Newport News, and nearby cities in Hampton Roads. We offer valuable one-time and subscription-based pest control programs that can keep you worry-free throughout the year. 

For questions about our Virginia Beach rodent control services or to schedule an appointment, call (757) 699-5166 or get in touch online. Do you have an emergency? We can make same-day appointments. 

Our Exclusion & Abatement Services

So, how do we get rid of rodents and keep them from returning? 

We go through a three-step process:

Seal Up

Mice can enter your home or business through a hole as small as a nickel. As for rats, they only need a hole the size of a silver dollar. This is why we will inspect your property for problematic cracks and holes. Then, we seal these openings, preventing rodents from getting inside. 

Trap Up 

We place traps in areas with evident activity. We also place bait stations in attics and closed crawl spaces. Safety is our priority, so we make certain to place traps and bait in areas that will not put you at risk. 

Clean Up

Rodents are known for leaving all kinds of messes. This is why we will remove contaminated insulation, clean air ducts, and sanitize other affected areas.  

We back our Virginia Beach rodent control services with a no-hassle promise. If rodents return, so will we. All you must do is give us a call. Our work is meticulous, and future issues are not likely. However, we make this promise to give the people who choose us ultimate peace of mind. 

Common Risk of Disease with Rodent Infestation


Rats and mice can carry several dangerous diseases, posing significant human health hazards. 

Some of the diseases associated with these rodents include:

  • Hantavirus: This virus is most often transmitted by mice and rats. It can lead to a rare but serious disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). 
  • Leptospirosis: Humans can contract this bacterial disease by coming in contact with water or food that rodents have contaminated. It can cause flu-like illnesses and even life-threatening complications. 
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV): House mice often carry this virus. An infection could lead to aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, or congenital anomalies (for pregnant people specifically). 
  • Plague: Some rodent populations still carry and transmit plague, though it is rare. 
  • Salmonella: Mice are notorious carriers of Salmonella bacteria, which can cause food poisoning and other gastrointestinal illnesses in humans. 

With this list of illnesses, it is clear rodent control is an investment in your health. If you see signs of an infestation, such as droppings or nests, do not wait to contact Universal Pest & Termite. 


Our Services Plans

At Universal Pest, we're committed to keeping your home pest-free with our comprehensive service plans. Choose the one that best fits your needs and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with expert pest control.

  • Border-Guard Pest Control Starting at $29/month

    Our Border-Guard Pest Control plan is designed to fortify your home against a variety of common pests by focusing on preventative exterior treatments, with the added benefit of free interior pest control upon request. This quarterly service targets ants, roaches, spiders, rats, mice, crickets, silverfish, centipedes, and other usual suspects. Plus, should the need arise, we offer unlimited free reservice visits to ensure your home remains pest-free.

  • Sentricon® Termite Baiting System Starting at $29/month

    Protect your home from the threat of termites with our Sentricon Termite Protection plan. We install the Sentricon termite baiting system every 10 feet around your home to create a barrier of protection. This system is serviced annually, including a termite warranty and an annual termite inspection to catch any potential problems early. In the rare event that active termites are found, Universal covers all costs for retreatment, giving you total peace of mind.

  • Uni-Guard Pest & Termite Protection Starting at $49/month

    For the ultimate in-home protection, our Uni-Guard Pest & Termite plan combines the extensive coverage of our Border-Guard and Sentricon Termite Protection plans. This all-in-one solution ensures your home is safeguarded against both common pests and the threat of termites, with all the benefits of each individual plan included. It's the best value for complete peace of mind.

Why Choose Universal Pest & Termite?

  • 100k+ Happy Customers
    Join our extensive community of satisfied customers who have experienced the effectiveness of our services firsthand. You can count on us for reliable and exceptional pest control solutions.
  • Longevity & Experience
    With decades of expertise, trust our seasoned professionals to handle your pest control needs with precision and efficiency.
  • Family Owned & Operated
    As a family-owned business, we prioritize personalized service, ensuring your home is treated with the same care and attention as our own.
  • Peace of Mind
    Rest easy knowing your home is in expert hands. Our comprehensive pest control solutions provide you with peace of mind, so you can enjoy a pest-free environment.

How to Prevent Rodents from Entering Your Attic & Crawl Space

Attics and crawl spaces are some of the spaces where we find rodents most often. These areas are out of sight, sometimes making it difficult to detect mice, rats, and other critters before they begin to reproduce and cause problems. 

Of course, professional pest control is a surefire way to eliminate a rodent population in your attic or crawl space. However, there are other things you can do to limit the chances of an infestation. 

These include:

  • Putting screens over vents
  • Keeping these areas clutter-free
  • Addressing leaks or other moisture issues
  • Trimming nearby foliage
  • Storing food in airtight containers

Stay Rodent-Free Year-Round with Us

For one-time or routine rodent control, we are your go-to. Consider signing up for our Border-Guard+ or Uni-Guard programs. With these, you get regular interior, exterior, attic, and crawl space treatments for rodents and various insects. The Uni-Guard program specifically also includes treatment for termites. Talk about maximizing value by keeping you totally pest-free! If you have questions about our services, reach out! We are always happy to discuss what we can offer. 

Call (757) 699-5166 or reach out online for rodent control in Virginia Beach. 

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    he guys were able to accommodate me before the new year and did a fantastic job.
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    He is thorough, honest and has great interactions with my tenants and me.
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