Rodents are a pest many Frisco homeowners will have to deal with at some point in their life. They are a common home-invading pest that relies on people for the food, water, and shelter that protects them against natural predators. Whether you suspect a rodent infestation or want to keep one from happening, you should read the information below to learn more about this problematic, destructive, and dangerous pest.
Two common area rodents you should be aware of are:
- House mice are the most common home-invading rodent in the United States. They are a small, docile species and are even considered cute when they aren’t wreaking havoc in a home. They grow between three to four inches with a two to four-inch tail, are grayish-brown, and have a pointy nose and small round ears.
- Roof rats are stealthy critters that are excellent climbers, hence their name. They are known for climbing up trees and using branches to get to the roof of buildings, where they make their way inside and nest in attics. They are six to eight inches long with a tail that can also be between six to eight inches long, have dark brown to black fur, a pointed nose, and large ears and eyes.
No rodents have a place on any Frisco property, and as a resident, you should know about these pests and how to get rid of them.
Facts You Should Know About Rodents
Most likely, you will never experience both mice and rats simultaneously, as mice have adapted to avoid the scent of rats. This is because rats will kill mice. In any case, both mice and rats are dangerous, spreading diseases and parasites, contaminating food and surfaces, and leaving their feces and urine around a home.
They are also destructive, chewing through materials that make up homes, furniture, and personal belongings. Rodents can even cause flood and fire hazards if they chew through pipes and wiring.
Rodents like mice and rats only need a small gap to squeeze through, and once inside, they will use your home and belongings to build a nest and continue to breed. You can see how one or two rodents can quickly become a problem for any residential property.
Common DIY Rodent Control Methods
It’s not uncommon for people to try and rid their homes of rodents on their own. People find a false sense of confidence when handling this pest with the baits and traps you can buy at almost any hardware store. Plus, many people don’t plan for what they should do once they have captured or killed a rodent.
While you might catch one or two critters using baits and traps, you won’t get to the root of the problem. Without removing the factors attracting rodents and how they are getting in, they will continue to infest.
Using these store-bought products is potentially dangerous if you don’t have experience. This is especially true if you have pets or children on your property.
Getting Rid Of Rodents For Good
The most effective and safest way to deal with rodent infestations is with professional rodent control assistance. Residents of Frisco trust DANCAN The Pest Control Expert, to keep their homes protected against rodents. We use a three-stage process. This process includes placing bait stations and traps, sealing any weak spots and potential entry points, and refilling and resetting baits and traps if necessary.
Give us a call today at DANCAN The Pest Control Expert, to learn more about how we can assist you with rodents and other pests.