Rats - Rodent Control Program


The Erie County Department of Health operates a Rodent Control Program for Erie County residents and property owners at 1, 2, 3 and 4 unit properties that are not part of an apartment complex or commercial property. The program provides inspection and extermination services for rodents only.

The inspection to determine the cause and extent of a rodent problem and the baiting service (extermination) is provided free of charge, however, the County will ask occupants and property owners to do their part in getting rid of rodents one yard at a time. The County will ask that rodent harborages and food sources on the property be eliminated. 

Rat/Rodent Complaints

An Erie County resident may request baiting service at a home that they own or occupy AND /OR make a complaint about rodent activity on a nearby property. If baiting service is requested, a permission form will need to be signed by the occupant or owner of the property.

  • To make a request for baiting service, please call (716) 961-6800 during regular business hours (M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm). Erie County staff will take the request and mail out a permission form with a return envelope.
  • To file a complaint about a nearby property, click here.  
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Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
Rabies, Disease & Vector Control Program
503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-961-6800 
Fax: 716-961-6880
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Area Served: Erie County, NY

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Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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