Mice/Rodent Control

We have proven methods to detect the rats and mice, eliminate them and ensure they do not return.

VexTech provides rodent control in McHenry and Lake Counties including Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Barrington, McHenry and Woodstock.

We specialize in Rodent Exclusion Work  – keeping rats and mice out of your home or business.

  • Full Exclusion Service: The entire house is sealed from top to bottom.  This service includes a renewable 1 year warranty.
  • Spot Exclusion Service: We find current entry points and seal them.  This is a more affordable option and includes a 90 day warranty.
  • Insulation clean up
  • Sanitation of soiled areas

All services include a minimum of 30 Day Warranty
Be fully covered with one of our Flexible Maintenance Plans

Most rats that live in our area of Northern Illinois is the Norway Rat.  They are also called alley rats, city rats, or river rats. They are 7 to 9 inches long, weighing 7 to 18 ounces.  They can be identified by their blunt noses, small eyes and small ears.  They have poor vision, but an excellent sense of hearing, touch, smell and taste.  They are good climbers, swimmers, runners, and jumpers.

Norway Rats are wary by nature and are nocturnal. Outside, they burrow into the ground to create their nests.  When inside, they nest in places where they and their offspring will remain hidden and undisturbed. Most adults live for less than a year and reach sexual maturity after only 2 months.  Because their gestation period lasts about 23 days and their litters are usually between six to twelve the average female can produce over 100 offspring in her lifetime under ideal conditions and plentiful resources.

Rodents spread disease and there are numerous health and issues connected with them.  The damage to structures that rats can do is considerable. They can undermine foundations and can cause fires through their gnawing behavior.

Mice are notorious for infesting homes and buildings thanks to their ability to slip through the smallest of entry points. Mice should be a concern for any property owner due to their capacity to spread disease and their destructive eating habits.

VexTech technicians are experts in identifying your rodent issue, finding the entry points and nests, eliminating the them and ensuring they do not return.


Voles are small rodents that grow to 3–9 in, depending on the species. Vole populations can grow very large within a short time. A mating pair can produce a hundred more voles in a year. Voles outwardly resemble several other small animals. Moles, gophers, mice, rats and even shrews have similar characteristics and behavioral tendencies.

Voles often eat succulent root systems and burrow under plants and eat away until the plant is dead. Bulbs are another favorite target for voles. The presence of large numbers of voles is often identifiable only after they have destroyed a number of plants.

The meadow vole, sometimes called the field mouse or meadow mouse is a common species in our area and can cause root damage in lawns and gardens.

Vole Damage in Yard

Mice in the Basement

Over the past several weeks I’ve battled a mouse problem in my house. Trying to solve the problem on my own seemed impossible. I’m so glad I found Brett. He was able to locate how the mice were getting in my basement. Now the problem is solved and he is doing follow up visits to… Read more “Mice in the Basement”

Andrew S. From Sleepy Hollow, IL

Extremely professional and courteous.

Extremely professional and courteous. Brett responded immediately to my Home Advisor inquiry and came out the same day. Brett explained the process to eliminate my mouse problem and worked efficiently with detail to service.  I will definitely recommend Vex Tech to my neighbors.

Jan C. in Pingree Grove, IL

Very professional and knowledgeable.

Brett from Vex Tech called me back very quickly. He came out and found the source of my problem and he fixed it. He was available by phone for followup when I had questions. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Vex Tech.

Deborah B. in Cary, IL

He went above and beyond and explained to me what was happening.

He was great. He went above and beyond and explained to me what was happening and what to look out for – well everything. I would tell anyone and everyone to call these guys!!

Rachel H. in Gilberts, IL

I saw results immediately.

Knowledgeable, thorough, competent and saw results immediately. I highly recommend this company

Cheri B. in Huntley, IL

They educated us while solving our problem.

Their visit was thorough and they educated us while solving our problem. We were impressed with their service.

Tiffany H. in Hampshire, IL

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