Rat Control and Extermination Services

Struggling with unwanted rats in your home or business in Austin? These pesky intruders aren’t just a nuisance, they also pose significant health risk and can cause property damage. From spreading diseases and contaminating food to gnawing through your building’s infrastructure, the damage rats can cause is both hazardous and costly. Fortunately, help is available with Absolute Pest Management’s comprehensive rat control services. We provide a range of effective rat control strategies that include professional rat inspections, baiting, trapping, and removal, as well as prevention measures to keep your space rat-free in the future. Remember, a rat-free home is a happier and healthier home. So, don’t let rats take over your space! Get in touch with Absolute Pest Management’s qualified rat exterminators and reclaim your home or business today.


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Rat Control Options

Rat Baiting

Rat Baiting

Rat baiting involves the use of specially formulated poison baits to effectively eliminate rats. At Absolute Pest Management, we strategically place these baits to target infestations, ensuring safety and minimizing risk to non-target species.

Rat Trapping

Rat Trapping

Depending on the situation, we use a variety of rat traps, from traditional snap traps to live traps. Our expert technicians position these traps strategically to catch rats effectively and humanely.

Rat Removal

Rat Removal

Following successful baiting or trapping, we promptly remove dead or captured rats from your property. This process is conducted safely to prevent the spread of diseases associated with rats.

Rat Sanitation

Rat Sanitation

 After the removal process, we carry out thorough sanitation measures to clean up the signs of infestation, such as droppings and urine. This step reduces the risk of disease transmission and removes the pheromones that can attract more rats.

Absolute’s Pest Free Process

Pest Inspection

Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. Our experienced technicians identify the types of pests present, their breeding grounds, and potential entry points, allowing us to understand the extent of the infestation.

Pest Treatment

Based on the inspection findings, we develop a customized treatment plan. This could involve the use of environmentally friendly pesticides, traps, or other methods, all designed to effectively eliminate the pests from your property.

Pest Prevention

After the treatment, we focus on pest prevention, which involves educating clients on how to minimize future pest problems and making your property less attractive to pests. This step is crucial in preventing future infestations.

Follow Up

We stand by our service guarantee and follow up on our treatments to ensure the effectiveness of our work. This allows us to make any necessary adjustments and verify that your rat problem has been thoroughly resolved.

Pest Maintenance

The final step is regular maintenance. We provide ongoing services to ensure that your property remains pest-free. This includes periodic inspections and treatments as necessary, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from pests.

Rat Risks and Problems


Structural Damages

Rats can gnaw through wood, drywall, wires, insulation, and building materials as strong as concrete and lead pipes. This can seriously weaken the integrity of your property in addition to increasing the likelihood of fires and water leaks.

Food Contamination and Disease

 Rats are notorious for rummaging through trash and surviving is sewers where they pick up dangerous diseases like Salmonella and E. Coli. These diseases can be passed to humans through food contamination. 

Rat Poop Diseases

Direct rat contact isn’t the only way they can spread disease. Rat poop often carries diseases like hantavirus and bubonic plague which can they be spread to humans through direct and indirect contact. 

Significant Population Growth

 Rats are prolific breeders. Adult female rats reach maturity in 6- 8 weeks and can produce close to 100 babies in their lifetime. This can cause a small rat problem explode into a full blown infestation very quickly.

Possible Rat Bites

 Rats typically avoid human interaction, but they can bite if cornered or picked up. If this happens, they can transmit rat bite fever or rabies which are serious diseases that require immediate medical attention.

Introduction of Fleas

 Rats can also introduce fleas into a home or business. This is problematic because fleas come with their own set of problems like causing itchy bites and diseases. 

Signs of Rat Activity

Rat Poop

Rat Poop

Discovering rat droppings, which are dark and pellet-like, is one of the most common signs of a rat infestation in your home or business.

Rat Gnawing

Rat Gnawing

 Rats have strong teeth that are capable of chewing through most building materials. Finding areas where there are signs of gnawing through wood, drywall, or plastic pipes likely indicates the presence of a rat on your property.

Rat Runaways

Rat Runaways

Rats are smart creatures of habit that will regularly use pathways they feel are safe to reach their food sources. These pathways are generally behind furniture and appliances and are usually marked with grease stains left by the rats’ fur.

Foul Smell

Foul Smell

An unexplained, persistent foul smell could be due to rat urine and feces, especially in enclosed spaces such as attics, basements, or behind walls.

Shredded Nesting Materials

Shredded Nesting Materials

Rats will seek out soft materials to shred to build their nests. Discovering shredded paper, fabrics, or insulation are typically signs of rats getting ready to breed

Pets Acting Strange

Pets Acting Strange

Cats and dogs have much sharper senses of smell and hearing which means that if your pets are behaving strangely, it could mean they have discovered the presence of rats where humans can’t see them. Pay attention to excessive barking, scratching, or sniffing around areas where rats might hide.

How to Prevent Rats


Rat Exclution 

By sealing off potential access points such as gaps, cracks, or holes around your property, you can effectively prevent rats from gaining access.

Rat Sanitation

Keeping your environment clean, particularly in areas where food is stored or consumed, significantly reduces the appeal for rats by limiting their access to food sources.

Proper Food Storage

Storing food in secure, airtight containers, especially overnight, and promptly cleaning up food and drink spills helps deter rats by making food sources inaccessible.

Natural Rat Deterrents

Using natural deterrents such as peppermint oil, eucalyptus oil, or even planting mint around your property can act as a natural barrier against rats.

Rat Predators

Encouraging natural predators like cats and predatory birds on your property can help control the rat population. However, this method should be used in combination with other preventive measures for effective control.

Why Choose Absolute Pest Management


Effective Treatments

Our advanced rat control techniques are designed to thoroughly eliminate your rat problem, making your property safe and comfortable.

Service Guarantee

We won’t rest until your rat problem is entirely resolved. Our guarantee is a commitment to delivering the results you deserve.

Affordable Pricing

We make top-tier pest control accessible to everyone, without ever compromising on quality.

Expert Technicians

Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals, trained in the latest pest control methods to ensure efficient and effective service.

Free Inspections

This crucial first step allows us to identify any rat issues you may have and devise an effective treatment plan.

Friendly and Prompt Service

Your time is valuable to us, and we strive to provide swift, professional, and courteous assistance from start to finish.

Absolute Pest Management Guarantee


Effective rat control strategies designed to last


Guaranteed to exterminate and remove all rats in a property


Prompt service that will return if treatments are not 100% effective

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We just moved into a newly built home, and there were ants, roaches, and spiders everywhere! We gave Absolute a call and they were out within a few days of setting up service, and had the best value (I called and got quotes from three other local providers).
Our technician, Kenny, came out and was absolutely amazing

Alexis Taylor

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From day one we have been very happy with the detailed inspections of our home and landscape. Josh, our current technician is a great customer service representative. Easy communication and thorough. We appreciate the detailed summary of service and list of applied products provided after each visit. 

Larry James

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Very Effective!
They’ve been coming by for almost a year with easy-to-book quarterly appointments. At the beginning, since I had just moved in to a new house, it required a few reservice appointments. They quickly added me to the schedule and didn’t give me any hassle about coming back. Everyone has been friendly!

Emily Thompson

Convenient Locations Near You

Austin, TX

Buda, TX

Can pest control get rid of rats?

Absolutely, professional pest control services like Absolute Pest Management specialize in effective rat control strategies, which include inspection, treatment, and prevention methods to thoroughly eradicate rat infestations.

What is the most effective pest control for rats?

The most effective pest control for rats typically involves a combination of strategies, including professional baiting, trapping, prevention techniques, and sanitation practices, all of which Absolute Pest Management can provide.

How much does it cost to spray for rats?

The cost of rat control varies based on the extent of the infestation and the specific treatment methods used. It’s best to contact Absolute Pest Management directly for a free, personalized quote for your situation.

How does pest control treat rats?

Rat exterminators treat rats by first conducting a comprehensive inspection to identify the extent and location of the infestation, followed by implementing effective baiting and trapping techniques, rat prevention to prevent future infestations, and thorough sanitation to eliminate traces of rat activity.

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