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Rat Control for Northern Illinois Homes and Offices

For professional help with rat control anywhere, contact the reliable team at Schopen Pest Solutions. While headquartered in McHenry, IL, we help the Northern Illinois and Southeastern Wisconsin areas rid themselves of these pesky creatures. Our dedicated team of pest control specialists will help you get your rodent problem under control quickly. Rats are disease carriers, and they are a common nuisance animal in the Midwest, as well as many other areas of the country. Once rats become firmly established in an area, they can be notoriously hard to get rid of—especially without professional assistance.

Homeowners and building owners have used our pest control in the region for decades. We work hard to make sure you get what you need, and we know how to banish rodents for good. Our team will also handle rodent removal if you prefer not to deal with this aspect of pest elimination in your building. Contact us today to get all the details about what we can do for you.

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Personalized Pest Control Options for Rats and More

Ridding your property of rats is a challenge, so getting professional help is the easiest solution for any rodent problem. Schopen Pest Solutions will provide you with reliable assistance designed to meet your specific needs for removal and safe living or business operations. We don’t offer one-size-fits-all solutions; we customize any pest control services to suit the situation and size of the infestation. This means you’ll only get the service you need—and you’ll only pay for whatever is necessary to handle your rat problem. It only makes sense for us to charge you for what you need.

Signs of Rat Infestations in Your Space

If you have rats living in your home or office, there are signs you will start to notice to let you know they have arrived. While they may be shy, they leave plenty of clues to inform you of their visit. Check out some of the ones below and be sure to call Schopen Pest Control to help get them out of your home or office:


One of the main things you’ll see is droppings. Larger droppings signal a potential rat issue, while smaller ones may indicate mice. Rat droppings are the size of elbow macaroni while mouse droppings look like black rice.

Smell of Urine

If there are enough rats present throughout your home or office, you should be able to smell urine.


Rats are chewers. If you start to see little gnaw marks on stools, chairs, cabinets, or other furniture, you more than likely have a rat problem.

New Holes

Check in your cabinets, pantries, and other places you store food. If you notice small holes, this is generally where rats are traveling to and from within your home or office.

Listen to Your Walls

If rats are present in your space you will also be able to hear them scratching and clawing their way around and interacting with each other.


A harder one to notice, but rats will leave behind their footprints, especially if they have been getting into your baking ingredients, such as flour.

Dead Rat

If you find a dead rat in your yard or within your home or office, there is likely to be others. This may be a random one dragged by another animal, but it may save you money in the long run to schedule an inspection from Schopen Pest Solutions.

Get Help with Rat issues from Schopen Pest Control

Once a rat exterminator from our company has come out and provided you with pest control service, we are also able to help you keep rodents from returning. Not only will we offer practical suggestions for making your property less attractive to rodents, but we can also put preventive measures in place to help deter rats from coming back into your building. We will also look for entry points and get them out. Contact us today in McHenry to come out and assess your rat problem. You’ll be glad you don’t have to tackle this issue on your own! Contact us for effective rat control solutions today!

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