Plano Property Owners Complete Guide To Effective Rodent Control


November 15, 2021

When you think of rodents, many different images might come to mind. You might imagine adorable little creatures that are made into lovable cartoon characters, or you might think with fear of disgusting pests that are frightening to come across in your Plano home or business. Whether you like rodents or not, the truth is that they can cause many issues for property owners in the area.

A brown rat outside a building.

Rodents In Plano

The most prevalent rodent species around are mice and rats, although squirrels can sometimes make their way indoors, too. Mice are small and only get to be about five inches long, while rats can reach over a foot in length. Mice also have larger ears and pointier faces, while rats have a broader appearance and shorter tails.

But, while they are different species, both mice and rats can cause similar kinds of damage and pose similar health problems. Read on to learn how to keep these difficult pests away.

Why Are Rodent Problems So Common

Rodents, especially mice and rats, have become dependent on humans for their survival. Because of this, they are used to living inside of our buildings, and they are found in big cities, suburbs, and rural areas. They will come inside in search of shelter and a place to build their nests, and they also depend on us for food and water access.

Because of their small size, rodents also don’t have much of a problem getting into buildings. Mice can fit through cracks as small as a dime, and rats can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter.

On top of this, they can both chew through many different materials, including pipes and drywall. This makes it easy for either species to find weak spots in a home or business exterior and force their way inside.

Why Rodents Are So Difficult To Remove From Plano Properties

While keeping rodents away from a property can be difficult, removing them once they’re around is way more challenging. Both species can reproduce at rapid speeds, and they can also scurry throughout walls and under flooring, making it hard to know where they are all located.

All of these reasons make DIY rodent control ineffective. The best way to remove rodent problems is with home or commercial pest control instead, and the experts at Bug Head Pest Control are here to help.

Our residential pest control plans will address any current invasions and address year-round rodent prevention. Just give us a call to learn more.

Five Rodent Prevention Steps

Working with pest professionals is the easiest way to deter rodents, but we will also advise you to take some steps on your own to keep mice and rats out. The following five measures can reduce the chances of an infestation:

  1. Use caulk or foam insulation to repair cracks and holes in the exterior of the building.
  2. Make sure that rooftops don’t have openings and cover chimneys and vents with wire mesh.
  3. Keep trash cans covered with lids.
  4. Clean kitchens often and wipe up food and drink spills right after they happen.
  5. Reduce excess humidity around the property by cleaning out gutters and inside the property by fixing leaky plumbing.

For more advice or assistance, call the experts at Bug Head Pest Control.

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