Rodent Control Frisco, TX
Rat & Mouse Removal
Quality Frisco Pest Control also offers rodent control and prevention in the Frisco, Texas area. If you have annoying rats or mice that you want removed, our Denton County exterminators are ready to help!
As social creatures, both rats and mice tend to reproduce quickly, which is why generally when you see one, there are many more nearby. Once a rodent finds a suitable place to live it will bring other rodents into the home and start to breed quickly.
Frisco Rodents – Rat & Mouse Extermination
The adult house mouse is small and slender and about one to two inches long, excluding its tail. The tail is as long as the head and body combined. It has large ears, a pointed nose and small eyes. The fur color varies widely, but it is usually a light grey or brown, though it can be darker shades. You can tell them apart from native mice by their almost fur-less ears and scaly tails. They are good climbers, swimmers, and jumpers.
House mice can run as fast as 8 miles per hour. Even though they can run fast, they seldom travel farther than 50 feet from their nest. House mice in a city environment may spend their entire lives in buildings.
In rural and suburban settings, mice may not only live inside, but be found outside near foundations, in shrubbery, weeds, crawl spaces, basements, or in garages. They make their nest from soft material like paper, insulation, or furniture stuffing. These nests can be found in many places including walls, ceiling voids, storage boxes, drawers, under major appliances, or within the upholstery of furniture.
Outside nests are often found in debris or in ground burrows. Mice are destructive and will chew on anything that they find. Many times in kitchens you will find gnawing damage on the corner of boxes and paper which is shredded for their nest.
Health Risks of Rodents
According to the CDC, rodents can directly transmit a variety of diseases including the following:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
- Rat-Bite Fever
- South American Arenaviruses
We always recommend taking action against any pest issue once you notice or suspect one. No pest is going to go away on it’s own, rodents included. The longer you ignore them, the more they will breed and cause damage, not to mention health concerns after long-term exposure and contamination. Contact our Frisco rodent exterminators right away and we will help you obtain and keep a rodent-free property.
While not all rodents are carriers of the above diseases, they can still be a nuisance because of the damage they can cause. When you have mice or rats it is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords or food containers.
Rodents will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. Rodents don’t need to chew very large holes to gain entrance to a room, as mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel, while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar.
This is often times how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They squeeze through a tiny hole that no one noticed. It is important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. Quality Frisco Pest Control provides this service as a part of its rodent control. Common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home include:
- In the basement or crawl space.
- In the basement and laundry room floor drains.
- Between the floor and wall juncture.
- Around floor vents and dryer vents.
- Inside the attic.
- Inside, under, and behind kitchen cabinets, refrigerators and stoves.
- Inside closets near the floor corners.
- Around doors.
- Around the fireplace.
- Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines.
- Around the pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces.
When inspecting these areas don’t forget that mice can climb quite well and so they can gain access to places that are high up. These small holes might be more noticeable on the outside of your home. Some other good places to look for holes and gaps on the outside of your home include:
- Around and under doors.
- Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines.
- Around the foundation
- Attic vents and crawl space vents.
- Around windows.
- In the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves.
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If you find any small holes and gaps fill them with steel wool kept in place with caulking around the edges. Larger holes can be fixed with cement, metal sheeting, lath metal, lath screen, or hardware cloth. Flashing can also be used around the base of the home to prevent entry.
If this sounds like too much work for you, that is completely fine, our Frisco rodent control experts would be happy to not only rid your home of rodents, but to secure it against future invasions as well. Just give us a call at (817) 756-7007 to schedule your free consultation. No Risk! No Pressure!