Wait – there’s that noise again. You here little scratches in the attic or in the walls. Oh no, is it rats? Rats and mice can be a huge problem in Texas. Unfortunately, sometimes we don’t notice rats until they’ve become a big problem. Rats and mice can cause a great deal of damage to our homes, contaminate our food and carry dangerous diseases, which is why it’s important to have rodent control.
Rats and mice will quickly take advantage of any food source and warm shelter… AKA, your home. These rodents consume the crumbs and open bags in our pantry, and any other food we may have discarded. They can also squeeze through any hole or opening into your home, such as a tiny rip in any screen doors or windows.
If you’re looking to get rid of rats or mice in your home, shed, yard or any other area there are plenty of rodent control precautions you can take. In this blog, our pest control professionals here at Dynasty Pest Control will delve deeper into how to get rid of rats and mice.
Why Rats and Mice Are Bad
They may be cute and tiny to some, but don’t let their looks fool you. These tiny rodents can pose a threat to you and your family’s health. Mice, among other rodents, carry a variety of diseases, such as hantavirus and leptospirosis.
You don’t even have to come into direct contact with one of these rodents to get sick. All it takes is direct contact with anything they’ve contaminated. That’s why it’s so important to have rodent control.
Along with spreading diseases, rats and mice tend to chew through all sorts of material. From insulation to drywall, these pesky critters can cause real havoc in your home. And sometimes it’s too late before you even notice.
With all this in mind, a rodent problem is not something you should ignore. If you notice any signs of rats or mice living in your home, you need to call a rodent control professional. It’s important to take action before it’s too late.
There’s Never Just One Mouse in the House
We’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but there’s never just one rat or mouse in the house. If you see one, there’s almost a definite chance there’s another one lurking nearby. When one finds their way in, others will most likely find their way in too. They’re all looking for somewhere warm to reside that has food and water. Not to mention, they tend to multiply quickly. Don’t let that be inside your home.
Rodent Control: How to Get Rid of Rats and Mice
Clean and Declutter
Getting rid of rodents start with prevention. It’s important to keep your home and yard clean and free of clutter. If there’s any clutter, it just provides rodents with a warm place to hide out and nest. It’s also important you never leave any food scraps or spills out.
Cleaning and decluttering your home is the first step to prevents rodents from invading your home, and one of the most important rodent control tips. Store all of your food, including pet food, in airtight containers or seal bags so there’s absolutely nothing left out on the counters.
Skip the DIY Home Rodent Control Remedies
We’ve all seen some sort of DIY rodent repellent ideas, such as peppermint spray and sprinkling mint leaves everywhere, but it’s probably best to skip them. There’s no proven science or evidence behind any of these DIY methods. If you have a rodent problem and try to fix it yourself with peppermint spray, it may only give the rodents more time to multiply and make the problem worse.
Your Best Bet
If you notice any signs of rodents in your home, you need to call a rodent control professional right away. Once rodents have entered your home, the only way to get them out is to call a professional.
Signs rodents are in your home:
• Alive or dead mice or rats
• Droppings (look for around food or around trash areas)
• Scratching sounds from the walls or attic
• Teeth marks on wires or structural wood
• Smudge marks on walls
A pest control professional will come out to your home and inspect the inside and outside; Look for any openings that you may not have noticed. Any risk areas or nesting sites will be identified and treated. Our professional will tailor a customized protection plan to get your pest problem under control.
Rodent Control Specials
For a limited time, we’re offering $50 off your next rodent control service. Offer includes two rodent bait stations, traps as needed, and find entry points. Head over to our specials page to book your appointment.
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