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Most Common Rodents In Texas

Some consider them to be cute and adorable while others leap out of their skin when one appears on the floor next to them. Most of us fall somewhere in between. However, no matter where one stands on the topic of rodents, we can all agree that they have no place inside of our homes uninvited. Rodents in Northern Texas - whether they be mice or rats - can be difficult to eliminate without the help of an exterminator. Common rodents in Texas include the: 

  • House mouse
  • Deer mouse
  • Norway mouse
  • Roof rat

Despite the type of rodent infesting your Texas home, they find their way indoors in search of shelter, food, and water.  In the process of scavenging, they cause damage to your home by chewing woodwork, storing food, chewing electrical wires, and leaving behind waste. Furthermore, mice or rats carry infectious diseases that can be dangerous to humans. If you suspect a rodent infestation in your Texas home, the first step towards rodent extermination is the identification of the species and the source of the problem.

House Mice

There are two dominating types of mice in Texas: the house mouse and the deer mouse. At a length of between 5 1/2 and 7 inches, including the tail, the common house mouse has no trouble getting into our homes. In fact, a typical house mouse is able to squeeze through a hole the size of a dime which enables them to enter homes through the smallest of undetected spaces.

A house mouse has a pointed nose, black, beady eyes, and a thin tail. It is usually gray or brown with an underbelly of white fur.

Deer Mouse

If you own a farm or have outside animals, you’re likely to experience several run-ins with deer mice. Deer mice can live inside of your Texas home, but they prefer to live in an outdoor dwelling such as a shed or barn.  

This mouse has a fur coat that is usually brown with an underbelly of tawny fur. It ranges in size from 5 to 8 inches, including the tail, and can squeeze through tiny holes, just like the house mouse.

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Rodent Threats

All rodents are known to spread harmful bacteria from dirty places to food preparation surfaces, stored foods, dishes, silverware, and more. They are also known to carry human pathogens which can cause ongoing illness in a home. Once you detect a threat of mice or rats in your Texas home, it’s important to contact an exterminator to help with the cleaning and elimination of the pest and its waste.

Secondary Rodent Pests

When rodents come into a home, they don't usually come alone. They commonly bring lice, ticks, fleas, mites, and other parasites with them. And, since their foraging behavior can bring them to every nook and cranny of a home, they efficiently spread these secondary pests around.

Rodent Prevention

While it is extraordinarily difficult to seal rodents out of a home without ongoing monitoring and trapping, here are a few safeguarding techniques:

  • Seal all exterior trash to prevent the attraction of rodents.
  • Remove clutter and debris from around your home. All rodents like weeds, tall grass, and lawn clutter. 
  • Put up mesh underneath decks or stairs. Rodents find their way into secluded locations to chew their way into a home.
  • Seal up pipes and conduit. Rodents can squeeze through deceivingly small gaps.
  • Put wire mesh in the bottom of your downspout to prevent rodents from gaining access to your roof.
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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.


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  • 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.

  • Do you offer termite control?

    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

  • What are the steps to take prior to receiving flea treatment?
    Please review our flea treatment information sheet found here.
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