Let’s Talk About Rodent Control In Frisco
December 1, 2022
Rats and mice are notorious household pests. They get into your food, chew holes in everything, and scamper around like they own the place. Well, you don’t need to put up with that any longer. Adams Exterminating Company offers full rodent control and exclusion for homes so you can rest easy. Our Frisco pest control options are top of the line.
Common Types Of Home-Invading Rodents In Frisco
There are three types of rodents that are often seen in Frisco homes: the Norway rat, the roof rat, and the house mouse.
Norway rats are the biggest rodent pest that invades homes. Their bodies are usually 7-9” long, plus several more inches for the tail. Rats typically have longer bodies than mice do. Norway rats are brown and gray.
Roof rats are smaller than the Norway rat, but they can still be pretty big. They can be 6-8”, not including the tail. These rats are usually black or dark brown.
House mice are much smaller and rounder than rats are. They’re usually just 2-4”, dusty gray, and round.
All of these rodents make nests inside homes and eat whatever food they can find. Even though mice and rats in the wild typically eat grains, they aren’t as picky once they’re inside your house. Rodents are able to chew through just about anything: plastic bags, cardboard boxes, even drywall and electronic cables. Because of this, rodent infestations can be very destructive to your home.
The Dangerous Diseases Rodents Are Known To Spread
It’s bad enough that rodents eat your food. They’re also known to spread many diseases that harm humans. Trichinosis and salmonella are both spread by rodents, as well as rat bite fever. Despite the name, rat bite fever isn’t just spread through a rat bite. It can also come from consuming food that’s been contaminated by rodents.
Rodents can also bring other pests with them, such as lice, fleas, and ticks. These pests carry their own diseases and are just as harmful to humans.
Why Do-It-Yourself Rodent Control Usually Fails
One of the biggest problems homeowners see with rodent infestations is just how fast an infestation can grow. Mice and rats reproduce quickly and they have long natural lifespans. They’re also very good at hiding. Even though rats are big, they’re able to squeeze into small gaps easily. You also might discover rodents in the walls because they prefer to live in tight spaces where they aren’t disturbed.
The Best Way To Safely Get Rid Of A Rodent Infestation
There are a lot of things you can do to treat a rodent infestation on your own. These steps are most effective when you use multiple instead of just one.
Store all food in airtight containers
Rodents can chew through a lot of things, but solid glass or plastic containers are not on that list. They also aren’t able to open tightly sealed lids. Putting food in the refrigerator can also keep rodents away from it.
Whether you prefer live traps or not, setting something out can help control an infestation. Using peanut butter or another treat as bait works well to lure the rodents out of hiding and into the trap.
Use a scented spray around your house
Rodents don’t have very good eyesight, so they rely heavily on their noses to get around. Placing strong scents, like peppermint or cinnamon, overwhelms their sense of smell so the rodents can’t find your food. There are companies that make peppermint oils for rodents, or you can use or make your own.
Call a professional pest control company
This is really the most important and easiest way to get rid of rodents. You can set out all the traps and peppermint you want, but a professional company can guarantee rodent removal—and it’s less work for you!
Adams Exterminating Company offers high-quality treatment and prevention methods for rodents so you don’t need to stress about it. Our top-notch Frisco pest control is the best way to live pest-free. Call today to schedule an inspection!