Keeping Rodents Out: Expert Control Strategies For Dallas Properties

December 17, 2023 - Rodents

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Because rodents are surprisingly intelligent pests, finding ways to control them on your own is a significant challenge. DIY products may work for a few mice or rats, but some of them may develop a wariness about the control product you’re using, allowing them to avoid it and to continue living at your business property or home.

For successful rodent control in Dallas, relying on experienced professionals like those found at Texas Star Pest gives you the best results. We have more than 50 years of experience with all kinds of pest control in the Dallas area. You can trust us to do the work to your satisfaction, and we even offer same-day services in certain circumstances.

Rodent Behavior Insights: Navigating The Habits Of Mice And Rats

As our team at Texas Star Pest works to perform rodent pest control for you in Dallas, we rely on our experience and expertise. Part of our advantage is the time we spend learning about the behaviors of all rodents. By understanding these pests well, we know how to eliminate them.

One of the most important things to understand about rats is how smart they are. They have an ability to remember paths and routes they can take to move around inside your home or to go back to a food source outside before returning to the shelter of your home.

Both mice and rats need very little space to enter your home or commercial property. They can squeeze through tiny openings. Understanding these behaviors is a great starting point, as it helps us figure out the most likely entry point and paths the rodents are taking. This allows us to target them where they move and live, making our treatments highly effective.

Rodent Dangers: Health Risks And Property Damage

All types of rodents can be highly destructive to your property, potentially causing multiple problems inside your walls that no one wants to see.

  • They chew on wiring inside walls, increasing fire risk.

  • They repurpose insulation for nests, causing odor and making the insulation ineffective.

  • They may chew through drywall to create pathways to move around your home.

Additionally, rodents can spoil your food through contamination. Should a rat or mouse bite you or expose you to droppings, the chances of acquiring a disease like hantavirus or rat-bite fever increase significantly. 

Proactive Rodent Control: Preventing Infestations Before They Begin

When wondering how to keep rodents away, you can take a number of steps at your Dallas property.

  • Don’t leave pet food out at night.

  • Don’t use bird feeders near the house.

  • Don’t leave your food uncovered on counters.

  • Fix leaky hoses, pipes, and faucets to remove sources of water.

  • Seal any gaps in your foundation.

  • Keep your trash cans covered tightly with lids.

  • Don’t leave piles of trash or debris near the home.

For even more ideas, let our team at Texas Star Pest provide specific tips that are geared toward your home or commercial property.

Professional Pest Control: The Most Effective Rodent Control Solution

At Texas Star Pest, our pros have proven techniques for rodent extermination in Dallas. Rather than relying on DIY products you purchase from a local hardware store that may take weeks to show results, you can trust us to show success faster. 

With your DIY product, you have no guarantee that it fully eliminates the rodent problem. You may think they’re gone, only to discover that they repopulate a few weeks later, resulting in an infestation that is just as bad as it was, if not worse.

Trust Texas Star Pest to deliver quick, effective results that you can trust. We are ready to make your nightmare rodent infestation a thing of the past. Reach out to our team for a free inspection today.

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