Rodent Rundown: Keeping These Dangerous Pests Away From Your Dallas Property

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Laying your head on your pillow at night, the last thing you want to hear is scratching sounds from the wall behind you. Seeing or hearing signs of rodents in the house is unsettling and can cause anxiety and sleepless nights. In this rodent rundown, we’ll provide the information you need to keep these dangerous pests away from your home and family.

We’ll start by describing the characteristics and signs of the most common species that invade homes and review the risks they pose. We’ll also provide expert tips for rodent-proofing your house to keep these freeloading house guests away. Learn more about rodent control in Dallas, including when it is time to call in the professionals, with the experts from Addison Pest.

Common Rodent Species: Identify Rats, Mice, And Other Intruders

Plenty of rodents around Dallas can cause problems for homeowners, but only a handful tend to infest homes. These rodents frequently leave evidence around the house, such as damaged food packages, droppings, and gnaw marks. The following list describes the most common rodents we find in local homes:

  • House mice are between 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches long, dusty gray with a cream underside, round body, and large ears.
  • Norway rats are between 7 and 9 1/2 inches long, with bristly brown fur interspersed with black hairs, a long, heavy body, small eyes, and ears.
  • Roof rats are 6 to 8 inches long, with soft brown fur intermixed with black spots and long, thin bodies, large eyes, and ears.

Having a single rodent in the house is rare because they tend to stick together in groups. So, seeing even one rodent or any of the signs above indicates a possible infestation. Contact us today at Addison Pest to learn how our rodent control services can help eradicate and prevent these pests from returning.

The Rodent Menace: Understanding The Threat Of Uninvited Guests

Rodents endanger your family’s health and the structure of your home. These dangerous pests carry diseases, contaminate surfaces and food, and introduce fleas and other parasites that can potentially spread illnesses. Rodent droppings can aggravate allergies and exacerbate asthma symptoms as well.

Inside your house, rodents in walls ruin insulation with their waste, chew through pipes, and gnaw on wires, creating a fire hazard. These pests think nothing of destroying your belongings, even gnawing through walls and cabinets. If rodents have found a way into your home, contact us today at Addison Pest for help getting them out and preventing them from returning.

Rodent-Proof Your Home: Essential Steps To Keep Unwanted Guests Away

Taking steps to rodent-proof your home will take effort, but keeping these dangerous pests out is well worth it. Here are some of our best rodent prevention tips:

  • Seal any cracks or gaps on your home’s exterior.
  • Replace loose mortar around the foundation.
  • Trim tree branches and shrubs back from the house.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors.

The pros at Addison Pest can help you get rid of rodents and ensure they have no way back into the house. Contact us today to learn more about our services, including exclusion, or to schedule an appointment.

Professional Rodent Control: Why Expertise Matters

Working with a local company that offers rodent control near you is the most effective way to eliminate these hazardous pests. The pros at Addison Pest utilize the most up-to-date rodent control methods to ensure we eliminate your rodent problem and prevent another infestation. Contact us today to learn more about our rodent control services or to request a free inspection.