A message from the Director of Public Health, James M. White, Jr.

There has been a dramatic increase in the rodent population throughout Massachusetts and the Town of Natick is no exception. This has an effect on the entire community and we must all work together in a collaborative effort to help eliminate the problem. 

We ask that businesses and residents take this opportunity to make their respective properties as unattractive to rodents as possible by depriving them of food, water, shelter and means of getting around. 

It is the owner's responsibility to maintain their property in a clean and sanitary condition which will assist to avoid contributing to a rodent infestation.

Please keep in mind that rodent bait/pesticides can be harmful to wildlife, pets and children if not applied properly. You may want to consider hiring a licensed pest control operator that is trained in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) if you are experiencing a problem.

We have provided a variety of rodent control information items here to assist you. If you need any additional information or assistance please do not hesitate to call the Health Department at 508-647-6460. Remember, sometimes it takes a village. If we all work together and do our part we can make a difference.

CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) RODENT INFORMATION LINK 

https://www.cdc.gov/rodents/

FIVE SHORT RODENT MANAGEMENT VIDEOS:

1. Why Do I Have Rodents?       5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pug3kOQIbrY

2. Signs of a Rodent Infestation      5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP9Pi4W1ewc

3. Trap Selection and Placement      6 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHXn7QwL-Ag

4. How to Keep Them Out          5 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXJwW5Iarn0

5. Mouse Entry Points            1 minute

https://youtu.be/HFk2jsGyysM