Help! I Do Not Know How To Get Rid Of Rodents In Plano


February 4, 2022

There are many pest issues that people here in Plano face on a daily basis. Some invasive creatures that live in our area are much more annoying, harmful, and destructive than others. Take rodents for example. These pests have durable teeth that can chew through walls, regularly spread sickness, and make noise at all hours of the night. If you suspect your Plano home has a rodent infestation and you are at your witts end, here is what you need to know.

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The Dangers and Damage Of Rodents In Your Plano Home

There are many different types of rodents that live in our area. We have small rodents like mice, big rodents like beavers, and ground rodents like gophers. Thankfully, most area rodents do not invade or cause trouble inside area homes. They do, however, all pose a threat to human health. Rodents in general are known for carrying and spreading diseases and diseases-carrying pests like fleas and ticks. Rats and mice are extra dirty and disease-ridden. These small rodents eat trash, excrement, and decaying animal carcasses. They then can carry sickness vectors they pick up from these areas into interior spaces. Some of the most common diseases you might contract from mice and rats are salmonellosis, hantavirus, and rat-bite fever.

As for the damage wild rodents cause inside homes, most issues stem from their constant need to chew. This chewing keeps their front incisor teeth at a reasonable length, as they never stop growing. If your home has a rodent infestation, you might find holes through your walls and stored food boxes, gnaw marks on your furniture legs, severed electrical wires, damaged utility piping, and other signs of chewing. You might also find torn-up insulation, fabrics, paper, and other materials that these pests use to make their nests. 

Rodent-Prevention Tips For Plano Homes

If your home does not currently have a rodent infestation and you are looking for a way to keep these pests out of your living areas, you should start with DIY rodent prevention. To start, here is a helpful list of tips and tricks to keep different types of rodents out.

  • Repair damage to your home’s gutter system and make sure it is in good repair.
  • Eliminate sources of water build-up around your yard after it rains.
  • Trim your lawn and landscaping.
  • Remove clutter and debris from your yard like trash, leaves, sticks, and toys.
  • Pick up fallen fruit, berries, and cookout food from your yard.
  • Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation using silicone caulk or liquid cement.
  • Make sure all of your window/door screens are rip/tear-free.
  • If you have a chimney, make sure it has a rodent-proof cap.
  • Thoroughly clean your living areas and make sure there are no food messes or drink spills.
  • Store your leftovers, pet food, and pantry items in plastic, metal, or glass containers.

What Is The Most Humane Way To Get Rid Of Rodents In Plano? 

It does not take long for a small infestation of rodents to start producing tiny rodents. To get in front of your rodent problems, let the experts at DANCAN The Pest Control Expert lend you a helping hand. Rather than using DIY methods of rodent removal, which can allow the animals to suffer and die slowly, we use humane strategies to remove rodents. We offer comprehensive service options to identify, control, and prevent these problematic house pests. We also offer a range of other plans to help you combat other annoying, dangerous, and harmful house pests.

Contact our team today to discuss your options with one of our friendly staff members. They will answer any question you have and quote a service price for your Plano home.

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