Rat Control Services

Rodents, including rats, can be a tremendous nuisance in the home. They can also be destructive and carry disease. Get rid of rodents in your home with rat control services from the Bug Guys Pest Control in Coachella Valley. We provide several solutions designed to meet the needs of our customers and eliminating the pest problem.


Rats are attracted to our homes in search of food, water, and shelter. They are easily confused with mice, but there are some important differences. Most obvious is that rats are significantly larger than mice with a bulkier shape. Most rats will be from 9-11 inches long with tails that measure another 7-9 inches.

In Coachella Valley, you will most often see two different types of rats: the roof rat and Norway rat. Norway rats are familiar with most people. These rats are occasionally called brown or sewer rats and can be found in large cities. Norway rats have a large body, small ears, and a pink tail. If they make their way into your California home, they will likely remain in the basement or foundations.

On the other hand, roof rats are also called black rats and are more often found in country areas. These dark colors rats have long scaly tails and large ears. They are great climbers and enjoy warm climates like those found in Coachella Valley. You will find them in your home in the attic, walls, or ceiling.

Even if you have rats in your home, you will probably not ever see the actual rodent. Most likely you will find their sign. If you have large droppings, dirt or grease marks on walls, or chewed up furniture, you likely have a rat problem.

Finding rat sign means that you should call a rat exterminator, like Bug Guys Pest Control, immediately. Because rats reproduce so quickly, just one in your home could cause a rat problem.

Bug Guys Pest Control services the entire Coachella Valley in CA!



If you think you have rats in your Coachella Valley home, you need to call in a professional rat control specialist immediately. It is important not to let a rat infestation take hold on your property. Rats can carry a number of different diseases, including leptospirosis, which affects the liver and kidneys, and salmonellosis, which can lead to cramping and diarrhea. In addition, many people are allergic to rat hair, droppings, and/or dander.

In addition to the health problems they can cause, rats are a nuisance. They eat human food and the items that they do not eat are spoiled when they come into contact with rat feces or fur. Also, a rat infestation can damage the structural integrity of a home. They gnaw and burrow through a number of different materials, including cinder blocks, concrete and aluminum siding. Finally, when rats nest in your home and its walls, they can leave behind a foul odor that is upsetting to many homeowners.


If you live in the Coachella Valley area and have a rat infestation, the best thing that you can do is to call the Bug Guys Pest Control. We guarantee a one-hour call back time for any service call. Plus, our rat exterminators are trained to remove all sign and rats in your home. Our rat control technicians have many years of rat extermination experience and Bug Guys is fully licensed and insured.

Let us take care of your Coachella Valley rat problem and show you the best the Bug Guys Pest Control has to offer.

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If you truly want to maintain a pest-free environment, call on Bug Guys Pest Control at (760) 565-1203 today!

We will take a look at what is happening in your home and come up with a plan to help you going forward.

You don’t have to worry about the time or expense involved in trying to keep a handle on the pests yourself.

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What is the average cost for pest control service?

The cost of pest control treatment does vary depending on the service provided. There are also differences in prices depending on if it is a single, one-time treatment, recurring visits, or scheduled routine pest control. For one time treatments, property owners can expect the average expense to be $300.00-$500.00.

For routine pest control, treating both inside and outside the property, the initial cost will be more than follow-up visits due to the assessment of the property to look for infestations and developing a tailored treatment plan. But for each follow-up visit after the initial consultation and appointment, will average $40-$60. We have several programs available to meet our customer’s needs and budget for exact pricing contact us today.

What is residential pest control?

Residential pest control refers to the services rendered at single-family dwellings. Our treatments can be done inside or outside the property, or both depending on our customer’s needs. We highly recommend that homeowners use both methods of pest control to ensure their property both inside and out remain free from the common insects found in the Palm Desert area.

Residential pest control can also be used in apartments and condos in addition to homes. With routine spray treatments, you can minimize the risk of infestations from insects, including ants, roaches, and termites. Using chemical pesticides, we go around the perimeter of each room and the property.

How often should you do pest control?
How often you should have pest control treatments will vary. There are two different approaches to pest control. One is a preventative treatment, the other eliminating a present infestation. One time visits are needed when an infestation is active. But routine pest control treatments can be scheduled monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. These can vary based on customers need and budget. We highly recommend for the best preventative course of action to have bi-monthly visits. However, the pesticides we use should be suitable for up to 90-days. Some customers may find that monthly treatments are best, while others quarterly to be a good fit for their needs and budget.
What are the best methods of pest control?
Professional pest controllers use several methods for eliminating infestations and preventative maintenance. Generally, the top two used are organic solutions and traditional chemical pesticides. While natural pesticides are excellent at deterring insects, over time, the solution can become ineffective. The conventional insecticide is highly effective at getting rid of unwanted pests and keeping properties pest-free.

Organic pesticides, while being eco-friendly, isn’t always the best solution. For those that want a specific solution to pests, chemical pesticides are the best remedy for fast and effective results.

Does a new home need pest control?
Absolutely! No home is ‘safe’ from a pest problem. Insects, spiders, and bugs lurk everywhere. New home constructions are no different than older homes. Many of the factors that contribute to an infestation can also be present in a new home, such as leaving food out. But one area that more modern houses have the edge over older homes are better sealed. In most cases, newer homes won’t have a sealing problem around the windows and doors, which is a common entry point for pests. To protect your property, it is always best to have routine treatments. This can prevent any infestations for the life of your home.
Which pests are included in residential pest control?
At Bug Guys Pest Control, we want our customers to have pest-free homes. Period. With our residential pest control services, you will have peace of mind that you are protected against the common threats to your Palm Desert home. These can include ants, earwigs, roaches, spiders, silverfish, scorpions, and more.

We not only provide routine treatments but single infestation solutions. Some of these pests we can eliminate from your home include bees, wasps, rodents, fleas, snakes, rabbits, and bed bugs. Contact us today for all your pest control needs. If something isn’t listed, we still may be able to solve your unwanted pest problem.

Residential pest control can also be used in apartments and condos in addition to homes. With routine spray treatments, you can minimize the risk of infestations from insects, including ants, roaches, and termites. Using chemical pesticides, we go around the perimeter of each room and the property.

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