Rats & Mice in Irving, TX
Rodents are social creatures and are almost never alone. This means that often if you find one rodent in your home or business there are many more nearby. Rats and mice look for a warm dark place to live that has an ample supply of food and water.
While mice and rats are something that no one wants running around in their home, it is also important to remove them because of the many diseases that rodents can carry.
According to the CDC, rodents can carry the following diseases:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
- Rat-Bite Fever
- South American Arenaviruses
Preventing Mice & Rats
Mice and rats don’t have to chew a very large hole to gain access inside something because they can squeeze through very tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel, while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. Rats and mice often gain access to a building through a small hole that has gone unnoticed.
It is important when treating for rodents that all small holes or cracks are found and sealed up around the building. Our pest professionals will thouroughly
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Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. Larger holes can be fixed with metal sheeting, cement, lath metal or screen, or hardware cloth. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent rodent entry.
If you would like an expert to do this for you, we’d be happy to help you get rid of any rodent infestation you have and secure your home from future pest invasions.
Just give our Irving rodent and pest exterminators a call today to learn more and to schedule your free inspection.