Denton County Rats Living Large!
No matter where you live in DFW i.e. Highland Village, Flower Mound, Lewisville, Coppell, Lantana, Argyle or Denton County…Our buildings are ideal for rats and mice because they provide food, water, warmth and shelter. For these reasons you may notice rats and mice inside buildings more in the cooler months.
Rats and Mice are known to carry and spread diseases and more:
Spread disease to humans via their droppings or urine.
Spread sickness and death via parasites such as fleas and intestinal worms.
Cause extensive physical damage to doors, skirting boards, books, food containers and upholstery.
Spoil and Contaminate food with their droppings, urine or fur.
Signs of Rodent Activity Include:
Droppings: New rodent droppings are shiny and pliable and within 2-3 days become dull and hard. Mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and have pointed ends. Rat droppings are up to 12mm long and have blunted ends
Rub-marks: These are greasy smear marks and they are caused when rodents rub their fur against vertical surfaces such as walls, studs, rafters and joist.
Burrows: Rat burrows are normally found next to waterways and buildings, you can also spot their tunneling in attic insulation.
Sounds: Rats and Mice are normally heard at night and they include squeaking in the case of mice and clawing and gnawing in the case of rats. At times it may sound like they a clawing through the ceiling sheetrock to gain access.
Nest: A rodent nest is usually made of rags and paper and cardboard. In attics you can follow their droppings back to their nesting sites. Rats typically do not travel further than 150 feet whereas mice will travel only about 30 feet from their nesting site.
Gnawing: Rats gnaw to keep their incisors down and use wood, metal, conduit and cables in order to do this. When rats gnaw cables for instance this can expose bare wires and cause short circuits or fires.
Rats incisors grow about 4 to 5 inches a year which predicates the need to gnaw on electrical wires, wood, pvc pipes and other items to keep their teeth to a manageable length.
What We Do @ First Response Pest Control; Highland Village number 1 pest control company.
Set up a guaranteed program to control rodents in a building (Residential and Commercial) and it’s surrounding environment and advise how you can help reduce future problems.
Inspect: A First Response Pest Control licensed Technician (Not a Sales Person) will conduct a thorough inspections of the building and surrounding area and provide you with a comprehensive report .
We will set up rodent bait stations at various strategic locations in and around the buildings and the perimeter of the property as needed. These rodent bait stations securely hold the bait within the station which means that secondary poisoning of non-target animals are greatly reduced. In some cases as deemed necessary by your professional service provider, the technician may opt to use T-REX traps inside the monitoring bait stations.
Traps: We can set up specially designed traps where baits cannot be used.
Tracking Powders: Sometimes we may need to use rodent tracking powders, to assist in locating nesting sites thus eradicating the source.
What You Can Do with our Help and Advice
You can reduce food and water sources available to rodents, this includes pet foods and water dishes.
Proofing We can advise you on ways you can help to proof your home against rodent entry. This may include simple measures such as fixing mesh over holes to prevent rodent entry.
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