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Homeowners in our city may encounter mice, rats, and rodents at some point. These pests are incredibly dangerous since they can spread serious illnesses. Therefore, homeowners should not ignore a potential rodent infestation. Doing so will put their loved ones at risk and lead to property damage. Thankfully, our technicians have been thoroughly trained to deal with invasions of rodents. We know how to eliminate these pests better than anyone in your area. Before we can do that, we have to find out which species you’re dealing with. Common mice in our area include deer mice and house mice. While they behave similarly, you’ll find that their appearances are vastly different.
Both are going to leave black, musty droppings around your home. The house mouse is hairless with large ears and bulging eyes. It will have a pointed nose. Its belly may be buff or gray. Deer mice have multiple colors. Their feet are white while they also have white undersides and bellies. Their heads and upper backs. They have long tails.
Potential Signs Of Rodent Infestations
Are you concerned that rodents might be living in your home? Ultimately, it isn’t hard to pinpoint an infestation. Start by looking for the following signs.
- Check your residence for rodents. While they can be found anywhere in the home, they’re primarily near nesting spots and feeding spots.
- Look for rodent nests. These small nests are made using grass, twigs, and stuff found in your home.
- Check your food containers. If they have a scratch or chew marks, rodents might be living in your home.
- Finally, you should be able to hear these pests at night. You can hear them moving around at night.
Finding Mouse Droppings In Your Home
One of the easiest ways to identify rodent infestations is by looking for droppings. Once rodents have invaded your home, they’re going to start using the bathroom everywhere. While most droppings will be around feeding and nesting locations, droppings can be found anywhere. Rodent droppings are easy to find. They’re black and up to 6mm in length. They have a granular shape and closely resemble rice. Typically, mouse droppings are going to be musty.
What Causes Infestations Of Rodents?
You’ll find that rodents want to enter your home so they can eat your food. If your home hasn’t been properly cleaned, there is a good chance that rodents can access food in your home. They’ll tear into your bags and eat leftovers. Plus, these pests are small enough to slip through the smallest holes. In general, they can move through holes that are only a quarter of an inch in diameter. Suffice to say, keeping these pests out of your home will not be easy. Once they’ve found a way inside, your home will provide them with everything they need to thrive.
Properly cleaning your home can help keep them out. However, you also need to make sure that your home is sealed so they cannot find a way to enter.
Potential Health Hazards
Are you worried about the rodents in your home? If you’re not, you’re making a serious mistake. You must remember that rodents are dangerous. They can create numerous issues for you and your loved ones. Rodents can spread serious illnesses and severely damage your home. Therefore, you cannot ignore this problem. Doing so will only lead to bigger and more severe issues. Rodents have been known to spread many illnesses including Hantavirus, Plague, Rat-Bite Fever, Lassa Fever, and Leptospirosis. In addition to this, mice and rats often carry fleas.
If you have pets, this could create problems for your dogs. Finally, rodents are destructive pests. They will chew through wood, plastic, and other materials. They typically do this to ensure that their front teeth do not grow too large. Besides damaging your furniture, they can chew through electrical wires. Be careful to avoid experiencing a fire at home.
- Rodents will contaminate your food products. They do this by leaving urine and droppings around your home.
- These pests can spread serious illnesses, including swine dysentery, Hantavirus, and more.
- Rodents are destructive. They will chew through drywall, wood, and other materials.
- They could cause a fire at your home. If they chew through electrical wires, this could happen.
Properly Eliminating Rodents At Home
Don’t waste time removing the rodents from your home. Waiting will increase the likelihood that you’re going to encounter serious issues. Instead, you should begin working to resolve this issue promptly. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be difficult to remove rodents from your residents. The best way to make your home pest free is by calling our office. We’re always eager to help locals deal with this problem. We offer cost-effective, safe rodent removal services. We can also remove these pests in humane ways.
We’ll work with you closely to ensure that you get the best results that work for you.
When Can Your Team Begin?
We understand that you want to remove the pests from your home immediately. Otherwise, the risks are going to remain high. We strive to help our clients resolve these problems swiftly. Call our office today. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours.
Our Rodent Removal Methods Are Safe
It would be unwise to work with a lower-quality pest control company. Some don’t care about the safety of their clients, but we do. We’re serious about taking care of our clients. Besides resolving the issue quickly, we also want to keep you safe. We’re going to achieve this mission by using the best and safest rodent removal methods. When possible, we’ll remove the pests using natural solutions. If conventional products are needed, you can rest assured knowing you’ll be safe.
The products we use are approved by the EPA. Therefore, they’ve been tested extensively. We know that they’re safe and reliable.
Avoiding Invasions Of Rodents
Ultimately, you need to make sure that rodents don’t enter your home. Keeping them out will help you avoid serious repercussions in the future. We believe it is best to work with a professional to ensure that your home is properly sealed. Once you’ve done that, mice and rats won’t be able to find a way to enter your home. Use rodent-proofing products to seal the gaps and cracks around your home. Even if the hole is small, rodents can enter through it. Therefore, you must block it. Blocking these holes will help prevent rodents and other pests from entering your home.
You’ll also want to properly cut your grass. Don’t let it grow too tall because that will encourage rodents to approach your home. Instead, your grass should be three inches or lower. Thoroughly clean your home multiple times each week. Finally, be sure to store your food products in durable containers. Use glass, hard plastic, or stainless steel. Either way, make sure that rodents cannot chew through the material.
- Seal all small gaps and holes around your home to keep these pests out.
- Make sure that your trash is taken outside multiple times each week. Store trash in cans with lids.
- All food products should be stored in durable containers.
- When you make a mess, clean it up as quickly as possible.
Why We Should Handle Your Houston Mice And Rat Problems
Just moved into an old Victorian house? Maybe you are taking on an old business building and remodeling it for something more contemporary. Whatever the situation is, Houston is a city that is packed with history and old historical buildings. It is now more important than ever to keep these historical dwellings and buildings in top-notch condition. The only problem is, this isn’t as easy a task as it might sound or seem. This is especially true given, that rat and mice are frequent residents and troublemakers in older buildings. This is where our Houston pest management teams come in!
The Most Humane Removal Possible
If there is one thing you can say about our company today, it would be that we treat everyone and everything fairly. Whether it be our wealthiest and highest paying client or a lowly rat infecting your basement, we want to treat all with dignity and respect. This is why we always offer the most humane removal options for all insects and pests, including mice and rats. Believe it or not, these creatures can actually be good for the Eco-system, killing off other unwanted, small, and dangerous insects. Our humane treatment options not only make the entire process safer for the animals involved, but it makes the whole situation safer for your family or co-workers.
We Work For You!
In Houston, people live life hard and fast. It’s the only way to get by and get ahead. Being a working-class company always on the go, this is something that we understand all too well. And, that is why we are always willing to work around you and your schedule. Need us at your home on the weekend? Saturday or Sunday? It doesn’t matter, we’ll be there. Maybe you need us to come into the office on a lonesome holiday so as not to disrupt regular business hours. This is a smart approach to pest removal, and we are more than willing to make it happen for you. We also have emergency services standing by in the event we are needed after hours.
More Reasons To Hire Us!
When it comes right down to it, the fact that we are willing to work around your schedule should be enough to prove that we truly care. However, this still isn’t convincing enough for some individuals. Well, maybe the following will convince you that we are the right company for the job.
- We are licensed and insured through the city
- We have local offices, techs, and operations
- Our employees live locally
- We are contributors to the economy
- We have deep roots in the city of Houston
- Our rates are guaranteed to be the most affordable
- Everything is written in contracts to protect you
All that’s really left to do is call! We always have someone standing by, so whether it be a question, a concern, or an inspection that you are interested in, you can give our offices a call. You will be directed to someone that can help you!