How Dangerous Is It To Have Rodents In Your Plano Home?

December 15, 2020

Rodents have little trouble penetrating residences, and they can reproduce very quickly. That means the chance of property damage and health risks are extremely high. Plano citizens need to learn as much as they can about these creatures so they can combat them. Being proactive about prevention is a must. You can receive assistance from Bug Head Pest Control; especially if you already have an issue. 

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What Rodents Are Common in Plano? What Are The Dangers?

House mice and Norway rats are some of the most prevalent rodents in the area. Living up to their name, house mice are frequent invaders of homes and businesses. They like the warmth and plentiful food availability of sheltered space. Further, these vermin thrive in moist and dark settings. They’ll hide in structural voids, cabinets, garages, and basements. If your property is close to a wooded location or field, you’re bound to see house mice. Having an unkempt yard with tall grass will also make your home a target. These pests are about 7 inches long. Their gray, brown, or black fur is short, and they have light-colored stomachs. 
Similar to house mice, Norway rats surround grassy and woody places and disheveled lawns. Their digging mutilates landscaping. They’ll create burrows in dirt and soil and use the pathways to get inside your abode. These critters have the easiest time infiltrating properties with deficient or weakened construction. In relation to size, Norway rats are 15 inches long. Their scaly tails alone are 7 inches. While their ears are hairless, their bodies have messy fur that’s gray or brown. 

Primary signs of infestation are: 

  • Seeing these nocturnal creatures during the day 
  • Finding their droppings and/or footprints 
  • Noticing oily rub marks along walls and baseboards
  • Hearing noises behind walls, like scratching and squeaking

As previously mentioned, rodents will wreck your personal effects and living quarters. They will chew on foundations, cords, and other items to trim their continually growing teeth. Biting on wires could result in an electrical failure, or worse, a fire. Even if they manage to lay off of your things, they’ll pose a medical threat. In their fur and waste are many parasites and microbes. The amount is sure to increase as they run around filth. For example, they are notorious for traveling through sewers and going in garbage cans. When they crawl across surfaces or over food, contamination is certain. Humans who coexist with rodents often catch salmonella, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and more.

How Do You Prevent Rodents?

You can make your home less susceptible to rodents by doing the following:

  • Seal up gaps near vents, piping, doors, windows, and foundations. 
  • Repair leaks and moisture issues.
  • Use airtight containers for food and trash storage.
  • Put greenery at least two feet from your home, and groom your yard.
  • Clean your gutters routinely.
  • Get rid of clutter.

What Can Bug Head Pest Control Do About Rodents?

The expert technicians at Bug Head Pest Control will skillfully use our high-end traps, repellents, entry point remediation methods, and more to exterminate rodents. Our relevant services include insulation replacement and repairs for affected foundations, vents, and screens. We have an array of cost-effective quarterly plans to cover you for the long term. Call today for a free inspection!

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