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Leading Rodent Control in Spring
As a Texas homeowner, you likely do everything you can to protect your home from damage, and in some instances, this means taking proactive steps to prevent a rodent infestation on your property. The professional technicians at Pest Arrest in Spring specialize in rodent control, inspection, and prevention, and we have more than 20 years of experience in the industry. If you’re concerned about a rodent infestation in your home, contact us at 281-825-5659 today!
Common Texas Rodents
Rodents are the largest order of mammals, and they are characterized as gnawing vermin with strong incisors that constantly grow. When most people think of rodents, images of mice and rats often come to mind. Some common rodents found in Texas include:
- House Mouse. This variety of mouse is typically gray or light brown in color, very small, and is known for having a pointed snout and rounded, small ears. It’s tail may be very long, and it is usually hairless.
- Norway Rat. This type of rat is covered in shaggy brown or gray fur and they can grow 15 to 16 inches long. The ears and tail on Norway Rats are often covered in scales, and the tail alone may be as long as eight inches.
- Roof Rat. These rats may be either black or brown and may be more than 15 inches long. Roof Rats are smaller than Norway Rats and their fur is more smooth. They are characterized by a pointed snout, large eyes and ears, and long tails.
In addition to these rodents, there are several others that are common to the state of Texas, including squirrels, gophers, voles, and muskrats. The expertly trained professionals at Pest Arrest are skilled at identifying rodents, and if you need assistance with rodent identification, we can help! We also have the ability to help you resolve many issues posed by rodents.
Dangers of Rodent Infestation
Rodents come with several dangers that you should be aware of, including:
- Disease. Rodents are known for carrying a wide variety of diseases, such as hantavirus, bubonic plague, rabies, leptospirosis, and more. Having rodents in your home puts you in danger of being bitten, and this is a health risk for you and your family.
- Tainted food. When rodents enter your home, they will look for a food source. Unfortunately, this means that they may help themselves to the food in your kitchen, and subsequently contaminating your food with their urine and droppings.
- Poor air quality. The urine and droppings of rodents often results in contaminated dust in the air. Even if you don’t come in direct contact with the rodents, breathing in this poor air quality can cause sickness.
If you suspect that mice, rats, or other rodents have infested your house, then it is essential to have a qualified rodent control specialist like Pest Arrest complete a thorough inspection of your home.
Protect Your Spring Home!
Properly identifying the pests that have entered your residence is the first step in protecting your home from unwanted rodents. Pest Arrest in Spring can identify what rodents are on your property and devise a rodent control plan that’s customized to your needs. Our technicians have received industry-leading training to determine if rodents are present, how they got in, where they are at, what conditions attracted them, and what can be done to eliminate the infestation. Take the first step in protecting your home from infestation by calling us at 281-825-5659 for a free inspection. We look forward to serving you!