Each season brings a different area of focus when it comes to Dallas rodent control. As the weather cools down, your pest care needs change. Proper rodent control management is the only way to prevent long-term issues in your Dallas or Ft. Worth residence . Avoidance could lead to infestation or over growth.
Cooler Weather In Dallas and Ft. Worth Brings Active Rodent Season
Specifically this season, pests start to look for a place to nest and typically move indoors. Rodents, in particular, tend to be more problematic this time of the year. They start to become apparent in homes and commercial buildings. Rodents will enter through openings as small as a quarter. Rats are peridomestic animals, meaning they share close spaces with humans.
A rodent is defined as any of the order (Rodentia) of relatively small gnawing mammals (as a mouse, rat, squirrel, or beaver) that have in both jaws a single pair of incisors with a chisel-shaped edge.
These pests can be potentially hazardous when in homes and commercial businesses due to the potential for food contamination and the spread of communicable diseases. These threats can cause serious health concerns, possibly even death. Eg: Bubonic Plague – 25 million people in Europe died from fleas transferring disease to rats.
Rodents also damage property at the roof level and at the ground level by gnawing. Roof rats are skillful at climbing and, rightfully named, will enter through openings on or at the roof eaves. Rodent exclusions performed by your pest management company will keep them from repeatedly becoming a roommate.
It is important to seek the expertise of a trained professional to ensure certain methods are implemented before the situation gets out of control.
“Rodents are part of nature,” says Max Mungia, Operations Manager at ABC Home and Commercial Services. “We can’t eliminate them; we just try to control them.”
Dallas Rodent Control Tips
- Seal the structure of your home or business
- Have a professional place bait boxes around the perimeter
- Trim back trees and bushes from buildings
When you’re ready to get rid of the mice and rats invading your home, give us a call! We’ll be there!