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Lewisville's Ultimate Rodent Prevention Handbook

When rodents get into Lewisville homes and businesses, they can create many problems. Mice, rats, squirrels, and other rodents can chew holes in your property, damage your belongings, and present a fire hazard by chewing on wiring. Mice and rats will not be content to stay in your attic. They can explore every floor. When they do, they can contaminate your stored food, dishes, silverware, cutting boards, and food-preparation surfaces. They also spread ticks and fleas, which are known to spread diseases. It is not good to have rodents in your home or business. Here is a quick handbook for keeping them out.

Food Sources

It is important to secure food sources both inside and outside of your home. Mice, rats, and squirrels have different food preferences. Keep these in mind as you seek to prevent them from getting into your home.

Mice The key food source for mice is seeds. One common attractant that property owners don't consider is bird seed, grass seed, and newly planted seeds in a garden that will lure mice into your yard. The more mice you have, the greater your chances of infestation.

Rats While rats can eat seeds, they prefer larger foods because they are larger animals. Their ability to jump allows them to get into trash to find meat, fish, eggs, candy, and other human foods. Make sure your trash receptacles have covers.

Squirrels It may come as no surprise that squirrels prefer nuts and acorns. If you have trees that produce these, you will have more squirrels. Raking nuts and acorns up can have a limited impact on squirrel populations. But squirrels eat seeds as well. They can be reduced in the same way you reduce mice around your home.  

All of these pests eat insects. The more insects you have in your yard, the more interesting your yard will be to all rodents. 

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Fences

When a rodent finds food and water in your yard, it may decide to nest in your yard. One area rodents may consider nesting is in the voids under external structures. Fencing can prevent them from doing this. Fencing can also keep rodents from accessing food resources. When you install fencing, be sure to install it with at least a foot of the fence underground. This prevents burrowing rodents, like Norway rats, from getting under.

Exclusion

Rodents can also get the bright idea that it might be good to create a nest inside your property. You can have some success excluding them by inspecting your foundation walls and exterior, and sealing any gaps, cracks, or holes you find. Pay particular attention to doors, windows, vents, pipes, and wire conduit. These commonly offer vulnerabilities that rodents will exploit.

Added Rodent Protection

The best way to reduce rodent populations and establish complete exclusion of these harmful pests is to invest in professional rodent control services. At Adams Exterminating Company, we understand the serious threat rodents can present. That is why we include coverage for rodents in our residential and commercial pest control programs. Whether you own a home or a business, we can give you the support you need to keep rodents out. Reach out to us today and request a free home estimate to get started.

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Our FAQ

Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • Are the products/chemicals you use safe?
    All of the products that we use have undergone extensive testing and have been approved for use by the EPA. Instead of using generic products, we believe in purchasing the best available chemicals that have been manufactured by well-known companies such as Bayer, BASF, and Dow. Additionally, all of our service programs are designed to be effective, safe, and environmentally responsible and all of the products we use are chosen to that end. When used properly by a licensed professional, they pose practically no risk to our customers or their children or pets.
  • Do you offer pest control to businesses?
    Yes, we offer both residential and commercial pest control. We will work with the needs of your business to ensure that pests are not a problem. Furthermore, we understand the State of Texas’s Health and Safety Codes when it comes to pesticide use and pest control.
  • Do you offer any organic/green/low toxic treatments?

    We do offer “green” treatments because we understand that though the synthetic pesticides that we typically use are quite safe, some people for various valid reasons prefer a green approach to pest control. In addition to employing completely non-chemical measures such as structural and mechanical alterations (weep-hole exclusions, recommendations on door sweep replacement etc.) and glue traps or other monitoring devices, we have a number of natural and botanical insecticides that we can use to treat your home or business.

    We commonly use natural products such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and a number of different botanical products (pyrethrum, rosemary oil, cedar oil, etc.). These products can be very effective when used properly. One downside is that they usually don't last as long as synthetic pesticides, so we generally recommend a more frequent treatment cycle, such as monthly, when using these products. Just tell the person you speak with on the phone or the technician who services your property about your preference and we will be happy to accommodate you.

  • How long do I have to stay out of my home or property after treatment is performed?
    In situations where you have to be out of the property during and after treatment (flea treatment, roach clean-out service, or for health reasons, etc.), we recommend that you stay away until all products have completely dried. This is usually approximately two to four hours depending on conditions, after which time it is completely safe to re-enter the property.

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