Rats and mice are the most abundant and therefore the more annoying and destructive of all rodents the homeowner or business owner may encounter. Throughout history, they have been responsible for more human illnesses and deaths than any other mammals. Rodents seek out food, water, and warm places to burrow inside structures. Rodent control is important to the safety of your family as they can transfer diseases through their feces and can also can bring fleas, ticks, and lice into a structure.
Although there are thousands of types of rodents throughout the world, we focus on and treat for the most common types found in areas such as Denton, McKinney, Frisco, Aubrey and surrounding areas. These include the Norway Rat, the Roof Rat and the House Mouse.
The first step to controlling rodent infestations is the common sense elimination of their food, water and harboring sources. Elimination of whatever creates a convenient living situation for them is always the first step and should be addressed at the first signs of their presence. This includes looking for and removing access points where they may be able to enter a pantry or other food storage locations. One of the best methods for detecting rodents is listening for unfamiliar noises or clatter and looking for evidence (chewed wires, torn insulation, displaced material) and then consulting a rodent control professional before the they cause more damage.
Once the home or business has taken steps to make the environment inhospitable for rodents, baiting and trapping is the next step in the treatment process. It is important to make sure all of the rodents who have already entered and live at a property be removed because rodents can reproduce rapidly, creating 150 to 200 offspring in a period of 5 months. Baiting, which uses a rodenticide to kill mice and rats, is the first choice as it is effective in most cases and is the simplest solution. However, rodenticide can be potentially dangerous to children or pets, so trapping is an alternative. Trapping requires attentive maintenance and constant monitoring and of course, disposal of the trapped rodents, but is still a widely used method for rodent control.
Call us today to make an appointment for your initial inspection and treatment, or with any questions you may have about our rodent control services. Arrow Pest is your top choice for keeping rats and mice from causing costly damage to and creating an unsafe environment at your home of business.