The Best Way To Keep Rodents Out Of Your Denton Home
October 15, 2022 - Rodents
Rodents are some of the oldest home-invading pests as they have lived close by people for thousands of years and have come to rely on us for access to food, water, and shelter. But rodent infestations come with many dangers, as well as expensive damage.
Learn about the area's common rodents and get the best pest control in Denton by working with Mayco Pest & Termite Control.
Types Of Rodents That Invade Denton Homes
While mice are the most common home-invading rodents, rats are a close second. However, you'll likely never experience both types of rodents at the same time because of their territorial nature.
Denton homes' most common culprits of a rodent infestation are house mice, Norway rats, and roof rats. House mice are one of the most common home-invading pests in the United States, their small bodies allowing them to squeeze through gaps in a building's exterior easily.
No matter what type of rodent has infested your home, you don't want them sticking around as they pose significant health and damage concerns.
Rodents Can Make You Sick And Damage Your Property
Rodents are easily one of the most dangerous and destructive pests that are common invaders of residential properties. Whether you are dealing with mice or rats, they can cause contamination to food and surfaces as they scurry around your home, leaving droppings, urine, and saliva everywhere.
The diseases and parasites rodents can spread are possibly worse than contamination, which include hantavirus, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, salmonellosis, tularemia, fleas, ticks, and mites. And because of their teeth that never stop growing, rodents have to constantly chew, which leads them to cause damage to the homes they infest.
Because of all the problems that come with a rodent infestation, it's essential to get rid of them as quickly as possible and prevent them from returning.
Four Simple Rodent Exclusion Tips For Around Your Home
When discussing rodent exclusion, we are referring to ways to remove entry points and make a property less attractive to these pests. To prevent rodents from re-entering your home, you will want to implement these four simple exclusion tips:
- Inspect the exterior of your home for any holes or gaps where rodents can squeeze through, remember, mice only need holes the size of a dime and rats the size of a penny.
- Seal any holes you find; use silicone caulk to keep rodents out, first filling any large gaps with steel wool to prevent rodents from chewing through.
- Inspect your home for food and water sources such as open garbage cans, bird feeders, poorly stored food, leaking pipes, and more that might attract rodents.
- Eliminate potential nesting sites by keeping your yard, and home maintained, organized, and free of clutter and debris.
For more tips or assistance with exclusion work, it's a good idea to contact pest control professionals.
The Most Effective Rodent Control Method For Your Home
The best way to get rid of rodents from any home or property and to prevent them from returning is with the assistance of pest control professionals. Denton residents can rely on our team at Mayco Pest & Termite Control.
We provide services that specifically target rodents through treatments tailored to meet your home's needs rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. After an inspection to determine what type of rodent you are dealing with, we will implement a combination of methods, including baits, traps, and minor exclusion work.
For more information about our rodent control services in Denton, call Mayco Pest & Termite Control today!