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Here's Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents In Your Frisco Home

December 9, 2020

Of all the home-invading pests that could infest your Frisco home, some of the largest and hairiest are rodents. To make matters worse, once rodents get into a home, they can cause costly damage, introduce other pests, and spread harmful diseases. So when rodents get into a home, they must be dealt with promptly and effectively. That way their potential harm can be limited as much as possible. When facing a rodent infestation, some people believe they can solve the problem themselves, but they can often underestimate just how difficult getting rid of rodents can be. As such, it is important to always call the professionals when you are facing a rodent infestation.

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Identifying Common Area Rodents

While there are many different species of rodents around the world, two of the most common rodents you are likely to encounter here in Frisco are mice and rats. Furthermore, you will most likely have one or the other in your home, but rarely both.

Mice grow to be a few inches long and are dust gray or brown in color with cream-colored bellies. Additionally, mice have tails and ears that are covered in a felt-like fur. Rats, on the other hand, can grow to be up to ten inches long and are brown, gray, or black in color. Additionally, the tails and ears of a rat are furless.

Both mice and rats (and all rodents for that matter) have large front incisors that grow constantly throughout their lives. As a result of this, rodents need to regularly chew on objects or else their teeth will grow to be too large. 

The Dangers Posed By Rodent Infestations

When it comes to potential threats, there’s no shortage posed by rodents when they get into a home. First, and foremost, rodents are known carriers of all sorts of diseases that they can easily spread to you and your loved ones. Additionally, they can spread other harmful bacteria and disease-causing pathogens with their feces, urine, and saliva. They can contaminate countertops, dishes, silverware, and even food if it isn’t stored properly. Diseases that rodents have been known to spread include hantavirus, leptospirosis, LCM, plague, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, and tularemia.

In addition to spreading diseases, rodents can also be carriers of other parasitic pests such as fleas, mites, and ticks. If a rodent carrying any of these parasites gets into your home, they can then introduce those additional pests inside, thus expanding your problems.

Finally, because rodents need to constantly be chewing on objects to prevent their teeth from overgrowing, rodents can cause costly damage to the insides of homes. They have been known to chew through wiring, PVC piping, drywall, and just about any other immediate object which they can fit their mouths around.

The Pitfalls Of DIY Rodent Control

At the first sign of a rodent infestation, many people turn to traditional DIY methods such as traps. However, traps are not all that effective when it comes to eliminating whole infestations. This is because rodents are prolific breeders which means their populations are almost constantly growing. As such, traps just can’t keep up with the number of rodents in an infestation. Furthermore, rodents are intelligent animals who will actively avoid traps if they see them. Unfortunately, because people assume the traps will work as a fix-all, they can leave themselves exposed to all the potential threats brought by a rodent infestation.

The Most Effective Rodent Control Solution

Because typical DIY rodent control methods aren’t totally effective, call the pros here at Adams Exterminating Company if you have a rodent problem in your home. Not only will we effectively eliminate any infestation that you're dealing with, but we will work with you to better protect your home from future infestations. Don’t let rodents spread contaminants throughout your home: give us a call now!

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