Rodent Control

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
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
  • Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Plague
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • South American Arenaviruses
  • Tularemia

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

How to Detect Rodents Inside

Below is a list of the common areas to look for these holes, gaps and other entry points inside your home. Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers. The common areas are:

  • Around doors.
  • Around the fireplace.
  • Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines.
  • Around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces.
  • Around floor vents and dryer vents.
  • Between the floor and wall juncture.
  • In the basement or crawl space and in floor drains of basement or laundry room.
  • Inside, under, and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators and stoves.
  • Inside closets near the floor corners.
  • Inside the attic.

Detecting Rodents Outside

Don’t forget to look on the outside of your home for points of entry as well. Some good places to look for holes and gaps on the outside of your home include:

  • Around doors.
  • Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines.
  • Around the foundation.
  • Around windows.
  • Attic vents and crawl space vents.
  • In the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves.
  • Under doors.

Schedule A Free Inspection 

Effective Pest Removal in Irving

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.

Send us a message or Request a FREE estimate

Contact us now and get a reply within 24 hours!

+ =