How To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Denton, TX Property

two rodents outside on a tree trunk

What is the worst problem you have had to face on your property? Most Denton property owners' biggest problem has to do with something breaking, like a water heater or a major appliance. For others, theirs has to do with invasive creatures causing damage, spreading foul odors, or threatening people. One invasive pest that regularly breaks into Denton properties is rodents. These furry intruders are annoying, dangerous, destructive, and a pain to deal with. To help you get and keep rodents out of your Denton home or business, this is what you need to know.

How Rodents Find Their Way Indoors

Even though rodents are on the large side of pests, they do not have much trouble finding their way into homes and businesses. This is mostly because of the way they utilize their sharp and strong teeth. If you didn’t know, all rodents are equipped with incredibly sharp and durable front incisor teeth. These teeth are capable of gnawing through wood, plastic, vinyl siding, and even soft concrete. If a hole in the exterior of your home or business isn’t large enough for these pests to squeeze inside, they may chew on it until it is.

Some Problems Rodents Cause

When rodents invade Denton area properties, they bring all of their problems with them. To start, rodents are dangerous. These pests harm humans in two main ways, by spreading disease through their fecal droppings and urine and by carrying dangerous parasitic pests like fleas and ticks indoors. In addition to the dangers they pose, rodents are also incredibly destructive. These pests regularly use their sharp teeth to gnaw through walls and into boxes of food. They also love to tear apart insulation and fabrics to build their nests. Sometimes, rodents chew on things they really shouldn’t, such as electrical wires and utility piping, leading to flooding and electrical fires inside properties.

Nine Strategies To Deter Rodents

  1. Use liquid cement and steel wool to seal off gaps, holes, and cracks in your home or business’s exterior foundation.
  2. Address leaky piping and fixtures in and around your home or business.
  3. Remove clutter and debris from around your property.
  4. Trim back bushes and tree branches to form a five-foot perimeter around your home or business’s exterior.
  5. Clean up after your pets, and make sure to wash out their bowls before going to bed each night.
  6. Store leftover food inside air-tight metal, plastic, or glass containers.
  7. Invest in rodent-proof lids for your trash cans.
  8. Repackage food stored in cardboard boxes or plastic bags in tougher containers.
  9. Keep the inside of your home or business as clean and tidy as possible.

Why You Should Avoid DIY Rodent Control

DIY rodent control is not always ineffective. If you catch an infestation early enough and place traps baited with peanut butter in areas you think rodents are traveling, you might solve your problem in a few days. The issue is when people don’t solve their rodent problem fast but keep trying. If you didn’t know, rodents reproduce rapidly. It only takes two of these pests to turn into a hundred in a matter of months. To stop infestations from happening inside your home or business, we highly recommend turning to the professionals at Mayco Pest & Termite Control. Our team of dedicated technicians understands rodents and has the industrial-grade traps, baits, and treatments to remove these pests from area properties effectively.

Give us a call today to start a conversation with one of our friendly service representatives. We will walk you through your rodent control options and help you find one that will solve your problem as quickly as possible.