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Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Lewisville Property

You've probably seen a No Trespassing sign as you hike on a trail, stroll through the woods, or walk through a neighborhood. When you see the sign, you know that whoever owns the property does not want anyone to enter; if you cross the line, there may be consequences. For law-abiding citizens, a posted No Trespassing sign is enough of a deterrent to keep them off the property. It is a shame that rodents are not law-abiding citizens who can read.

Rodents are a natural part of the ecosystem. Although we don't like to think about it, rats and mice regularly travel through our properties at night, and sometimes they enter our homes. If you have rodents in your house or infesting your property, you need the Lewisville rodent control services from Adams Exterminating.

We understand the rodent problem in Lewisville because we have provided high-quality pest control in the area since 1947. Adams Exterminating is a local, fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company. Honesty, integrity, and stellar customer service have been our values since our founding 75 years ago. Staff entomologists guide our highly-trained service technicians to ensure you receive the best pest control service. 

We know you probably found this page because you have a rodent problem in your house and need answers. Please keep reading to understand the signs of a rodent infestation, the dangers, how to end the current situation, and ways to prevent a future rodent invasion.

Signs Of Rodent Activity: How To Detect A Problem Early

Rodents are active at night, so you typically don’t see them during the day unless you move out a cabinet, appliance, or box where they are hiding. Although they stay hidden during the day, they leave behind evidence of their presence. As you investigate, search for these signs of a rodent infestation in your Lewisville home:

  • Rodents
  • Droppings
  • Holes
  • Gnaw marks
  • Grease stains
  • Urine stains
  • Musty odor
  • Discarded food
  • Nests
  • Tracks
  • Sounds

Keep reading as we unpack each rodent indicator.

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The Rodent Menace: Understanding The Threat Of Uninvited Guests

Rodents carry hitchhikers into the home. Bacteria and viruses stick to their oil fur and then transfer to surfaces inside the house as they bump against them. When rats and mice consume food in these polluted areas, they intake disease-causing organisms that they expel through urine, feces, and saliva onto utensils inside the kitchen, cooking and eating surfaces, bathroom towels, and other items. 

Humans touching contaminated items or using them to eat can transfer the pathogens into their bodies. Leptospirosis, tularemia, or salmonellosis are illnesses spread by rats and mice, but other sicknesses are specific to each species. For example, mice also spread lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), and rats transmit rat-bite fever. Fleas, ticks, lice, and mites are additional hitchhikers on rats and mice. These ectoparasitic arachnids and insects also spread disease when mixing their saliva with a host's blood. 

Not only do the droppings rodents leave behind contaminate surfaces and spread disease, but when the feces dries, particles break off and become airborne. Many people suffer from allergic reactions or experience asthma attacks when they unknowingly inhale the feces circulating throughout the home.

Rodents will chew on anything to trim their teeth, including electrical wiring. As a result, they tear off the protective coating and expose the wires to moisture and each other. When rodents are in the house, you have a risk of fires, short circuits, and damaged appliances.

Avoid risking your family's health and protect your home by using pest control in Lewisville from Adams Exterminating.

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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.

Rodent-Proof Your Property: Key Steps To Keep Unwanted Guests Away

Although rodents are part of the ecosystem outside our homes, they don't have to be guests inside your Lewisville home. These rodent prevention tips will deter a future problem:

  • Remove debris, junk, and overgrowth from the yard.
  • Prune shrubs and tree branches away from the house.
  • Keep indoor and outdoor garbage containers closed.
  • Move wood piles 20 feet from the house and elevate.
  • Place wire mesh screens over the attic and crawlspace vents.
  • Seal openings dime-size or larger in the foundation, roofline, and around window and door frames.
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Vacuum the house regularly.
  • Suction corners and cracks in the home.

When an Adams Exterminating service technician inspects your home to get rid of rodents, we can share additional ideas for your situation. 

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 plans or bundles?
    Yes, we offer three different plans designed to meet your needs and your budget. Our perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus are all designed to bundle your pest control treatment into a package that fits your needs. If there isn’t a plan that works for you, don’t worry, we will customize one that fits your unique needs.
  • What type of payment options do you accept?
    We accept cash, check or credit card. We do ask that you pay at the time of service. Many of our customers put a credit card on file with our office. It is stored securely in our system and only charges AFTER the service is rendered.
  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.

Professional Rodent Control: Why Expertise Matters

Many assume that placing a few store-bought traps will end the rodent problem in their house, but this approach often proves futile because rodents reproduce rapidly. For example, one female house mouse produces 35 offspring annually. Also, if you cannot identify the rodent species in your house, you might place traps in the wrong areas.

Eliminating an infestation requires knowledge, experience, and tools that only an exterminator for rodents like Adams Exterminating can provide. We will dispatch a trained technician to inspect your home for entry points, attractants, and nesting areas and to identify the rodent species invading your property. 

Using the data we collect, we will create a strategic plan that uses bait stations in rodent pathway locations and the areas of a home where the identified species often inhabit. To prevent rodents from entering from the outside, we address access locations and create exclusionary barriers. We will follow up to check the stations and monitor progress. Contact us today to learn about our rodent control plans and warranties and to request a free, no-obligation estimate.

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