Rodents in Texas: How to Keep Rodents at Bay

Summer will soon be coming to an end, and as the weather starts cooling down, things in your house may start warming up. In order to stay warm in the fall and winter, rodents are moving indoors to stay warm for those chilly winter nights. You may think your house is boarded up tight, but tiny mice, find a way to enter your home through small cracks and holes that you don’t see.

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Rodents can exist on merely crumbs in your home, so you may not notice the presence of one or two, but if you don’t take precaution you could end up with a full-blown rodent infestation overnight. The key to keeping rodents at bay this fall and winter is preparing the inside and outside of your home. Here’s Dynasty Pest Control’s guide on how to keep rodents from entering your home.

Inspect Your Home for Rodents

Just doing a simple glance over your home to see if there are any entry points for a rodent infestation is not enough. You need a thorough interior and exterior inspection to correctly identify where the pests are entering your home. If you’re not sure where to even start, our team will thoroughly inspect your home for you. Rodents can enter your home through any entry points that are bigger than a ½ inch (about the size of a dime).

Seal Your House

Doors, windows, etc. If you and your family tend to leave your front door, windows or garage door open, you could be inviting rodents directly into your home. The second you stop paying attention, mice are looking for ways to sneak into your home.

Rodents tend to always find a way to sneak through screen doors that have holes in them. Even if the hole is the size of your fingernail, tiny mice can slide right through. Keep your doors, windows and screen doors closed at all times. If you have a door or window that won’t close all the way, or has a gap between the window and the frame, seal it with steel wool or hardware cloth.

Inspect Your Foundation

The foundation of your house is everything, but if there’s cracks in your walls near windows and entryways, it might be allowing rodents to enter your home. Walk around the outside perimeter of your home to inspect for any cracks or holes that mice like to wiggle through.

  • Seal any holes you find that are bigger than 1/4 inch. Be sure to use sturdy material, such as sheet metal to repair your home. Mice can easily chew through weak materials and enter your house with no problem.
  • Check the wall that separates your garage from the rest of your house. This tends to be a spot that mice like to sneak through.

Keep Your Home Clean on the Inside & Outside

By keeping your home clean on the inside and outside, you’re minimizing available food and water that feeds the rodents. If the pests don’t have any food and water to survive, they’ll find another place to call home. Tiny mice or other pests won’t have any place to hide if you keep your lawn and other vegetation outside your home thinned out, and cut low. Also, remove clutter and any debris, such as wood piles, that creates hiding places rodents can use as harborage sites.

Make sure all your food is stored and sealed properly, especially grains and pet food. Place food in sealed metal or heavy-duty plastic containers, and dispose of garbage regularly. Remove all clutter from your home, such as piles of clothing, boxes of old cookware, piles of old magazines and cardboard boxes.

Clutter to Avoid:

  • Boxes of plates, glasses, pots and pans you’ve been meaning to sell or get rid of at the next yard sale might be attracting mice to your basement or storage room.
  • Piles of clothing. Whether you’ve been meaning to donate your clothes, or just forgot about the pile, mice might be soon calling this home. Even if your clothes are in a bag, they can still be susceptible to being used as a rodent nest. Store the clothes you don’t wear much in a wooden chest, or plastic bins.
  • Stacks of magazines, newspapers, or other papers. These old paper publications are the perfect place for mice to make nests.
  • Cardboard boxes. These flimsy boxes are no challenge for mice; they can chew right through the material, so be sure not to leave them on the floor.
  • Cans, bottles or other old storage containers. Mice may be attracted to the smell of the food residue on these old food containers.
  • Old furniture. That old couch that’s been sitting in your garage may now be home to mice. Instead of letting old furniture collect dust in your garage, basement or attic, get rid of it. Any cloth material, especially that isn’t used often, could be a cozy home for mice.  Now might be the time to get rid of that old loveseat gathering dust in the basement.

Let Nature Do Its Thing

Another solution to prevent a rodent infestation from happening in your home or yard is to place natural herbs, such as bay leaves or mint, around your home. It may sound silly, but mint plants planted around your windows and doors will repel mice. You could also sprinkle peppermint or spearmint essential oil around your house to deter pests.

If you spot evidence of a rodent infestation, don’t hesitate to handle the problem or call for professional help. Rodents tend to reproduce quickly, and one or two can potentially turn into a full-blown infestation.

Call us today at  (469) 358-1425 -or- request a free pest inspection online.


Dallas Cockroach Control: How to Get Rid of Roaches

It’s the middle of the night, you’re still half asleep and as you flip on the bathroom light there he is, sitting on your bathroom counter – a cockroach. No one likes the sight of a creepy, crawly cockroach in their home. But unfortunately, cockroaches are one of the most common household pests in the world.

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Dynasty Pest Control is here to help you say goodbye to those unwanted house guests with our cockroach control. Here’s our blog on the best ways to get rid of those pesky critters.

Cockroach Control: How to Get Rid of Roaches


The first step in cockroach control is preventing them from entering your home in the first place. Roaches are attracted to water; reducing access to water sources in your home can significantly help reduce the chance of roaches infesting your home. Other prevention methods include daily cleaning and proper food storage. If you think cockroaches have already infested your home, it’s time to take further steps.

Search Hidden Spots

Grab a flashlight and search dark spots that you think cockroaches would reside, such as behind the refrigerator, under the sink, cervices in cabinets and shelves, closet corners and bathroom cabinets and closets.

Identifying the Type of Cockroach

Wait – there’s more than one kind?! Yep. Different types of cockroaches are attracted to your home for certain reasons. The first step in cockroach control is knowing what kind of cockroach you’re dealing with. Knowing the type of cockroach that’s in your home can help with deciding how to get rid of them.

One of the most common cockroaches found in homes is the German cockroach. Their small size allows them to hide more efficiently, and they have few natural predators in human habitats. For these reasons, German cockroach populations tend to grow rapidly and require professional treatment.

Choose Your Weapon

There’s a variety of techniques and tools on how to get rid of cockroaches: glue strips, caulk gaps, gel bait, bait stations, etc. After searching your home, be prepared to cross paths with one of these creepy, crawly critters. So, what will your weapon of choice be?

Using roach glue strips will help you locate large infestations. Based on what you found after searching your home, decide on the most strategic areas to place the glue strips. Keep a close eye on the strips, and the areas that catch the most roaches will need the most treatment.

To prevent the roach infestation from expanding, use caulk to fill entry points, including gaps and small crevices between walls or tile, and window seals.

But what if cockroaches have already infested your home, and none of your weapons of choice are working? Well, that’s where we come in!


You’ve done all the cockroach control and prevention methods you can, but it hasn’t phased the cockroaches at all – now what? Now it’s time to seriously get this pest problem under control with the help of Dynasty Pest Control.

Hiring one of our specialists for cockroach control can increase safety, offer a more effective approach to getting rid of cockroaches and provide an ongoing solution to cockroach control. It will also eliminate the need for you to set up endless traps around your home.

Our pest control professionals can periodically inspect your home for those pesky critters, and help prevent an infestation.

Call us today at  (469) 358-1425 to request a free inspection,


Mosquito Fogging: Your Go-To Mosquito Yard Treatment

Summer in Texas means more time to enjoy the outdoors with your family and friends! Except, how are you supposed to do that when mosquitos are biting you left and right? Not only do mosquitos take the fun out of spending time outdoors, but some even carry diseases that can be a real hazard to you, your family and your pets. The solution? A mosquito yard treatment!

You’ve probably tried it all: bug spray, citronella candles, bug zappers – nothing has worked.

Not anymore! Dynasty Pest Control will finally help you stop buzzing, annoying and biting mosquitoes from ruining your outdoor time. It’s time to keep mosquitoes off your guest list with our mosquito yard treatment.

Have mosquitos in your backyard? Request a free pest inspection online!

Our temporary mosquito yard treatment will keep mosquitoes away from your yard. Twenty-four to 48 hours before you plan on hanging outdoors with your friends and family, give us a call! We’ll lay down a barrier spray that includes extra protection against biting mosquitos and other annoying insects. Perfect for any summer party or outdoor barbeque!

3-Step Mosquito Yard Treatment Process

1. Mosquito Fogging

Mosquitoes love to lay in areas that are damp or dense vegetation, such as tree canopies, shrubs, hedges and other green areas in your yard. Mosquito fogging is a great mosquito yard treatment that goes into lush areas, such as the ones listed above, and kill mosquitoes on contact and bonds to the treated area to prevent future mosquitoes from hanging around.

2. Mosquito Granules

We strategically place fine, all-natural mosquito-repelling granules all over your lawn. These mosquito-repelling granules are made of a safe and biodegradable formula that is proven to help repel mosquitoes.

3. Mosquito Larvicide

Mosquito larvicide is an eco-friendly solution we place by areas of standing water around your property. The larvicide specifically targets mosquitos in the larval life stage, killing them before they can become those annoying insects intruding your backyard.

The entire treatment dries in 30 minutes, and leaves no odor or visible residue! After our mosquito yard treatment, you’ll notice a significant drop in number of mosquitoes surrounding your home and yard.

Book now and save 50% off on our mosquito yard treatments! Book Online – or – Contact us at (469) 358-1425 for a free quote.

*Offer valid for new customers only. No double discounts. Not all yards are candidates for mosquito treatments. For yards that aren’t candidates, we offer automatic misting systems.

How to Prevent Tick and Mosquito Bites This Summer

Summer is finally here! While you’re outdoors enjoying the long summer days, warmer weather and sights and smells of the season with your family, keep in mind the bugs that come along with this season. Bugs and ants can be annoying as they swarm your backyard or home, but tick and mosquito bites can be a real nuisance and a hazard to you and your family’s health.

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Tick and mosquito bites can sometimes lead to serious and sometimes fatal diseases, such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. Read our guide on how to prevent tick and mosquito bites while you’re outdoors this summer.

Preventing Tick Bites

Just like mosquitoes, ticks like to reside in heavily-wooded areas, so avoid these areas if you can. If you go camping with your family this summer, avoid tick bites by wearing light-colored pants, long-sleeve shirts and closed-toed shoes. If you’re wearing light-colored clothing, it will make it easier for you to spot a tick if one decided to hitch a ride on you.

After spending time outdoors, make sure to inspect yourself and your family for ticks. They usually tend to swarm to warmer parts of the body, so be sure to check everywhere. If you brought the pup along with you, be sure to check them too. Dogs or cats can easily pick up ticks, and bring them inside your home.

Preventing Mosquito Bites

If you go camping this summer, make sure to avoid areas where mosquitoes would lay their eggs. Mosquitoes can likely be found anywhere where there is standing water, such as woodland pools, ditches, ponds, etc. Mosquitoes also like to lurk in heavily-wooded areas.

If you’re outside anytime around dawn or dusk, make sure you wear bug spray to prevent mosquito bites. This is a peak activity time for the little buggers. Before heading outdoors, make sure to spray exposed skin, such as ankles, with DEET.

Mosquitoes are drawn to certain characteristics, such as the clothes we wear; they are attracted to dark colors and floral prints. Who knew?! Keep in mind, if you decide to wear any sweet-smelling perfumes or colognes you’re almost guaranteed to get mosquito bites.

These tips will help prevent tick and mosquito bites, but if you believe you or someone you know has been bit by an insect carrying a disease, immediately contact your doctor.

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Plano Pest Control: Guaranteed Protection with Our Organic & Natural Pest Control Services

You know what they say, “summertime and the living easy” – or is it? It’s impossible to fully enjoy summer in Plano and North Dallas when pests are taking over your home. Dynasty Pest Control is here to protect your family and home from unwanted pests with our organic pest control treatments. Our organic Plano pest control services guarantee you and your family protection, without exposing them or your home to dangerous chemicals.

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Go Green with Our Organic Plano Pest Control Treatments

Dynasty Pest Control’s organic treatments eliminate and prevent ants, roaches, spiders, bed bugs, carpenter ants, fleas and ticks. Many Dallas and Plano pest control companies don’t offer customers the option or organic pest control treatments, but Dynasty Pest Control does! There’s no need to expose your family and pets to harmful chemicals. We offer green pest control services that will protect your family and home against unwanted pests.

How It Works

Your initial inspection is free – that’s right, free! Our professional team will do a thorough search of your home. We’ll scope the attic, any crawl spaces, walls, corners and ceilings for any unwanted pests. Once our Plano pest control team has determined where the pests are coming from, we’ll determine the best organic treatment plan for your home.

Organic Pest Control Treatment Process

  • Inject dust into cracks and crevices and plumbing penetrations (hot water heaters, sinks, toilets)
  • Install insect monitoring boards under furniture and around plumbing entry points
  • Power spray foundation, eaves, tree trunks, patios/porches, detach garages, sheds and playhouses with organic formula
  • Remove spider webs and wasp nests around the exterior
  • Granulate insecticide bait in landscaped areas
  • Inspect for rodent entry points

If you notice any unwanted pests in your home or yard, call Dynasty Pest for our premier Plano pest control services. After we eliminate pests with our organic treatments, you and your family can go back to enjoying summertime.

Request a free estimate today.

Pest Control McKinney TX: Dynasty Pest Control Now in North Dallas

Looking for pest control McKinney TX? Well we have great news for you – Dynasty Pest Control is now expanding our services to you! We’re now offering our premier pest control services to Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco and other regions in North Dallas.

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

If you’re unfamiliar with Dynasty Pest Control McKinney TX, let us introduce ourselves! Our locally owned and operated company is here to help you develop a pest control maintenance plan that best fits your budget and household needs. With over 15 years experience, we pledge to provide a high standard of professional service because it’s our goal is to satisfy you, the customer, and we won’t stop until you are. We pride ourselves on treating each home as if it were our own.

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Dynasty Pest Control McKinney TX has developed a highly effective pest control process that eliminates unwanted pests. We also minimize their return, all while keeping your family, pets and treasured belongings safe in the process!

Services We Provide

Whether it’s residential or commercial, we’re here to keep your home and business pest free!

Residential Pest Control Services

When you know there are pest and rodents lurking around in your home or yard, it can be difficult to feel at home. Our in-home pest control services are safe and effective. Your Dynasty Pest Control trained technician will create a customized treatment plan to keep those unwanted house guests out. Click here for a full list of our residential pest control services.

Commercial Pest Control Services

No matter how big or small, don’t let a pest problem keep your business from success! Having a pest problem has the potential to ruin your business. No matter what your business is, Dynasty Pest Control has a solution for you. Our pest control McKinney TX specialists will deliver a customized solution that will eliminate your pest problem. We’ll get your business back on the right track. Click here to browse all our commercial pest control services.

To celebrate our new expansion into Plano, Allen, McKinney, Frisco and other regions in North Dallas, we’re offering our new clients a special offer: Dynasty Pest Control will waive the service fee ($50 value) -OR- customers can get a 1/2 acre mosquito treatment for free ($75 value)!

Worried you may already have a pest problem?

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10 Spring and Summer Pest Prevention Tips

Spring and Summer Pest Prevention

There’s nothing like spending a beautiful spring/summer day outdoors with your family and friends. But as the weather warms back up, the pests come back out. Our team put together the top 10 spring and summer pest prevention tips to help you get through the seasons without pest problems.

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Common Spring/Summer Pests

Pest hot spots in your home

Below is a list of common areas in your home vulnerable to pest problems. As well as explaining the reason it is at risk, we will offer advice on how to possibly prevent a problem before it happens. Here are our spring and summer pest prevention tips.

1. Roof 

If you live in a condo, apartment or a multifamily housing complex you can probably ignore and skip this part. However facilities managers and private home owners should take note. Bees and wasps especially love to build nests in your home’s roof overhang.


  • Always check for bees and wasp nests, and take action as soon as you spot one
  • Fill cracks as soon as possible

2. Air Vents

It’s easy for pests to sneak through the air vents in your home during this time of year. Insects like ants love to sneak through any openings in your ventilation system.


  • Install ventilation covers in your home’s ventilation system

3. Attic

Your attic is a vacation getaway for pests in the spring and summer! Termites love attics, so make sure you do everything to prevent them from getting there. If you are really unlucky, you may also find wasps nesting in your attic too!


  • Replace all damaged roof tiles
  • Repair cracks with roofing cement
  • Inspect roof space regularly for pest activity
  • Keep attic tidy and clutter free
  • Store items in plastic boxes (not cardboard) to prevent rodent nesting.

4. Bedroom

While you put all of your winter coats away, and bring back out all of your spring and summer gear, you might notice signs of a moth problem in some of your favorite clothing items. While this means you already have moths, it also means you can prevent further damage to other valuables in your collection.


  • Check clothes regularly for signs of damage
  • Use sticky traps or moth killer strips to confirm signs of activity
  • Wash all clothes and store in sealed bags
  • Vacuum and clean the inside of closets regularly

Don’t forget about your bed! Always check your bed regularly for bed bugs. This pest never goes away and is a problem all year round. So, if you have been on a vacation recently or have invested in some second hand furniture it pays to check your room for any signs of bedbugs:


  • Check all areas of your bed for signs (blood spots, droppings, shed skin)
  • Inspect furniture and carpet
  • Wash clothes and bedding on a high temperature setting
  • Clean and vacuum the bedroom thoroughly and regularly

5. Windows

Cracks around windows, front doors, balcony and patio doors are easy to overlook. At this time of year, though, when the temperature and humidity begins to rise, mosquitos love to come out and they’ll find a way indoors if you leave any windows open.

It pays to cover these gaps from an energy saving and a pest prevention point of view.


  • Install bristle strips under doors and replace worn weather strips on all windows

6. Garden

If shrubs, grass, and trees are left unmanaged and overgrown they can provide great hiding spots, shelter and even an easy access route into your home.


    • Keep branches and shrubbery trimmed away from the house
    • Keep compost in a sealed area, a good distance away from the home

7. Garage 

Most people use their garage more for storing items like back issues of certain magazines, albums (LPs) and even furniture rather than their car. Be warned though, ants, earwigs and termites all love lounging in your past possessions.


      • Cover air vents with galvanized mesh to prevent entry
      • Store items in plastic containers and keep off the floor to prevent nesting sites

7. Laundry Room 

Winter Pest Prevention Tip #7 (Dynasty Pest Control)

It is really easy to overlook gaps around new pipes and even old pipework and dismiss them as no major cause for concern.

However, young mice only need a gap the width of a pencil to gain entry inside- will this make you think more differently about those gaps?


      • Seal holes around any old or new pipework
      • Caulk, expanding foam and other DIY products are available to fill cracks

8. Kitchen

The kitchen is often the one room singled out by pest controllers as most at risk of a pest problem.

This usually comes down to the fact of how plentiful the food is in just this one room. As pests need food for survival, this is the area of your home they gravitate towards.


    • Store food in air-tight containers
    • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink
    • Regularly empty contents of garbage cans
    • Clear food debris off the floor
    • Regularly clean and inspect under sinks, cookers and behind the fridge

9. Outdoor Bins 

Flies and other pests are not fussy eaters.


  • Make sure all outdoor and garbage bins are sealed tight

Worried you may already have a pest problem?

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Wasp Nest Removal: How to Get Rid of Wasps in Springtime

Wasp Nest Removal | How to Get Rid of Wasps in Springtime | Dynasty Pest Control

It’s almost springtime in Dallas! You know what that means: the weather is warming up, you and your family will be spending more time outdoors, but all of that outdoor time comes with risks. Wasps are a problem in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, so instead of letting those pesky critters build nests on your home, call Dynasty Pest Control for our wasp nest removal services.

Need a wasp nest removed? We’ve got you covered.

The most popular wasp species in Dallas are Yellow Jackets, Baldfaced Hornets, Paper Wasps and Cicada Killers. One thing that they guys all have in common is that when they sting you, it hurts… bad. Our wasp nest removal services will ensure that no species of wasps are setting up base at your home.

How to Spot & Where to Find a Wasp Nest

In the springtime, wasps begin to prepare for the summer, and begin to build their new nests. As the temperature increases, the queen wasps are looking for their ideal building spot; most of the time that spot is located either directly on, or directly next to your home.

Wasp nests vary in many different shapes, sizes and locations, so sometimes it can be tricky to guess what you’re looking at. They can be open or closed; they can be found under eaves, 0r even in the ground. Typical areas you’ll find wasp nests include, arounds trees or bushes, under exterior fixtures, under eaves, and around door and window frames. That’s why it’s important you act now, and hire Dynasty Pest Control for our wasp nest removal service.

Why Wasps Are Dangerous

When spring begins, wasp colonies grow dramatically in number. What does this mean for you? It means if homeowners are not aware of the potential issue and danger, it could grow to a serious problem by summertime, which will be putting you and your family in danger.

Take a proactive stance on wasp nest removal, especially in the spring and summer.

Why Is It Important to be Proactive on Wasp Nest Removal in Your Home?

  • Not only do wasp bites hurt extremely bad, but you or one of your family members can have a severe allergic reaction that could potentially be life-threatening.
  • Wasps are far more challenging and dangerous to control and remove. Let our professional exterminators safely remove the wasp nest so you or no one in your family gets hurt.
  • Wasps like to build their nest in your attic, patio and plant life around your home, putting your family and pets in direct risk.
  • If you don’t remove the wasp nest as soon as you notice it, the wasp colony will grow exponentially.

Take Back Your Yard with Our Wasp Nest Removal Service

At Dynasty Pest Control, we can help you protect your home, yard and family from those unwanted wasps. With over 15 years of experience, we know how to get rid of any pests, including intimidating wasps.

The time to take a proactive stance on wasp nest removal is now because spring is just around the corner! Dynasty Pest Control will help you take back your yard today, and make your yard the pest-free outdoor paradise you’ve been dreaming of.

Are You Ready to Get Rid of Wasp Nests for Good?

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Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas: Year Long Protection with Just One Application

Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas | Year Long Protection with Just One Application | Dynasty Pest Control

You’re relaxing in your backyard, soaking up the sun, with a refreshing drink in hand when suddenly you feel a fiery pinch on your foot. You look down and see those pesky little critters – fire ants.

Need help getting rid of fire ants? We’ve got you covered.

Fire ants are very common in North Texas, especially in Dallas. Not only are they annoying, but their bites hurt and can cause serious harm to your family, pets, and yard. Fire ants can be extremely dangerous, so it’s important you get rid of them to ensure your family and pet’s safety!

Why Is It Important to Get A Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas?

  • Not only do the bites sting, and can cause an extreme allergic reaction similar to those of wasps and hornets.
  • Fire ants burrow their way deep into your yard, disrupting the root systems causing your grass and plants to die.
  • They build mounds that children and pets walk through.
  • Their bites stings, and then pain and irritation can last up to 10 days.
  • They’re a danger to your family, especially your children and pets.

Year Long Protection with Just One Application

Twelve months with no fire ants thanks to Dynasty Pest Control’s Top Choice Annual Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas. It doesn’t get much better than that! Pricing for the Annual Fire Ant Treatment starts at $105 based on the size of your yard.

Take Back Your Lawn Today

At Dynasty Pest Control, we can help you protect your home, yard and family from those unwanted fire ants. With over 15 years of experience, we know how to get rid of any pests, including fire ants.

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to take back your yard from fire ants! Call Dynasty Pest Control and let’s make your yard the pest-free outdoor paradise you’ve been dreaming of.

If you happen to see any fire ants crawling around after we’ve applied the annual treatment, give us a call; your service is 100% guaranteed, and if the pests come back, we do too – absolutely free!

Ready to Rid of Fire Ants for Good?

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The Dynasty Pest Control Annual Fire Ant Treatment in Dallas is valid from February 1- March 31.

Rodent Control Dallas: 5 Tips to Keep Rodents Out This Winter

Rodent Control Dallas | 5 Tips to Keep Rodents Out This Winter | Dynasty Pest Control

During winter, use these DIY rodent control methods for preventing and getting rid of mice and rats in your house.

As we enter winter, temperatures will inevitably drop, and rodents, which survive outside during the fall, will seek refuge from winter’s chill within your humble abode. If there’s a will, there’s a way for rodents to squeeze through the tiniest of gaps and set up their own home inside yours. To keep rodents from crashing your holiday festivities, try these rodent control methods.

Need help getting rid of rodents? We’ve got you covered. 

1. Regularly inspect your home exterior to stop rodents

It cannot be overstated: Perform a self-home inspection. You can perform your own perimeter inspection simply by walking around your house a few times and examining the lower foundation and mid-structure for gaps, crevices and cracks.


2. Seal cracks to mice and rats

For small fixes involving gaps and cracks, you’ll need a caulk gun and some exterior-grade caulk. Following the directions on the tube, squirt the caulk directly into the gaps. This will close any small opening that a mouse might exploit.


3. Get rid of mice and rats’ hiding places

Make sure that any vegetation or foliage is at least three feet away from the foundation of your home. Extra shrubbery around the base of your home offers premium sneaking protection for rodents. This is their first stop before entering through those tiny gaps.


4. Deck the walls with mesh

If you have porches or decks that you can easily access from below, install fine mesh around the bottom of the structure. Remember, mice can fit through the opening the size of a dime, so the finer mesh, the better. There are definitely other options to close the bottom of your deck, but mesh is a quick and cheap fix.

However, make sure the mesh is made of a material tough enough that rodents can’t chew through it.


5. Please, don’t feed the rodents

Mice and rats are opportunistic, so anything edible becomes a source of sustenance. This includes birdseed, herb and vegetable gardens, outdoor trashcans, etc.

During the winter, keep birdseed to a minimum, making sure there is no overflow or possibly remove the feeders altogether.

An herb garden is more difficult to protect, as smaller rodents can climb fencing and other deterrents.

Outdoor trashcans should be kept in your garage if you have one. Otherwise, make sure they’re tightly sealed so nothing can get in.


6. Don’t invite rodents indoors

After you perform everything on your home’s exterior, it’s time to make the interior as uninviting to rodents as possible. Make sure everything is sparkling clean.

• Wipe your counters.

• Mop or vacuum floors.

• Seal food in airtight containers.

• Remove any clutter around your home and on your floors, such as clothes or toys — anything that provides shelter for rodents or even bugs.


When DIY rodent control isn’t enough, call an exterminator
Once mice have gotten in, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Remember: If there is one mouse, there will soon be many more.



• 2 Rodent Bait Boxes
• Snap Traps in Attic/Crawlspace
• Entry Point Inspection
• 1 Entry Point Seal
• 30 Day Warranty

Call Dynasty Pest Control at (469) 358-1425 or Fill Out The Form Below For a Free Quote:

*To seal entries price starts at $30/entry and goes up depending on size and difficulty to seal it. Additional entry seals are not included in the $200 Rodent Control Program.

What methods have you used to prevent rodent problems during the winter months? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!