Humans have an interesting relationship with rodents. While mice, rats,
chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits may be cute on TV, or living out in
their natural habitat, the moment we see them in the house, we usually
let out a scream of shock and anxiety. This is for a good reason –
not only do rodents tend to cause a lot of nuisance by gnawing our food
and leaving unseemly droppings, but they are also known to carry and transmit diseases.
If you hear scratching noises in your walls, or squeaks in the attic, there
is no time to wait because unfortunately, rodents tend to only attract
more rodents. Our skilled Dallas rodent control experts at
Miss Phoebe's Pest & Termite Control are completely equipped to assist you in eradicating these creatures and
their hazardous waste from your entire home so that you can feel at ease
in a clean, healthy environment. We proudly remove rodents like squirrels,
raccoons, rats, mice, voles, armadillos, bats, and more from your home
while also preventing them from returning. Our highly experienced team
offers monitoring, baiting, exclusion, trapping, disinfection, and even
odor neutralizing services to get your
multi-family property back to normal in no time.
Call us today at
214-225-1421 so we can help you feel safe and rodent-free in the haven of your home.
Diseases Carried by Rodents
Because of their tenacity and ability to breed quickly, the populations
of rodents have particularly boomed lately and have caused over 35 distinct
diseases across the world. These horrible diseases have long-term side
effects and are sometimes even fatal for humans. One terrible fact about
rodents is that even when they have not bitten you, they can still spread
these diseases indirectly, through feces, saliva, and urine, and through
contact with pets’ fur (or
fleas) as well.
Some of the most dangerous illnesses rodents spread include:
Types of Mice & Rats in Dallas
In a 2019 report, Dallas was considered the 15th “rattiest” city in the U.S. This means a great deal of our
community members are suffering from rodent infestations—perhaps
unknowingly. While there are thousands of rodent species around the world,
homes in Texas are typically only exposed to a few damaging types.
The most common mice and rats that invade Dallas homes include:
We’re starting with the most common rodent found in homes. This fairly
small mouse has short, velvet-like, grayish-brown fur. They produce a
high-pitched squeak and can squeeze into even the smallest crawlspaces
of homes or businesses.
These tiny, nocturnal pests have large eyes and ears, and typically have
white underbellies and feet. They are small in size, between only three
and four inches (not including the tail) and are fairly widespread across
The largest of the common rodents, Norway rats (also called brown rats)
can grow between 13-17.5 inches from nose to tail. They have blunt, rounded
noses with a highly developed olfactory sense, small ears with acute hearing,
and scruffy brown fur.
As the name suggests, roof rats (or black rats) most often access properties
through your roof or attic, where they can cause a lot of damage to your
insulation, wiring, and more. They are natural climbers with pointed noses
and large ears and eyes.
Rodents Can Cause Structural Damage to Your Home!
Not only do rodents spread diseases, but they cause hundreds of millions
of dollars in damage throughout the U.S. every year. Gnawing through wires,
wood, rubber, and insulation, rodents can greatly damage a building’s
structure, and even cause electrical fires. Because an individual mouse
produces over 25,000 droppings a year and urinates constantly, as well
as breeding a dozen young every three weeks, such damage only increases
exponentially as time goes on. If you suspect that you may have a rodent
problem on your property, act immediately and call a professional rodent
control company. The longer you wait, the more at risk your property will be.
Tailored Rodent Exclusion Plans
No one's home or business fits in a "one-size-fits-all" category.
Rather than using cookie-cutter approaches, our experienced Dallas rodent
control team will design an individualized treatment plan to suit your
needs and schedule, as well as the unique structure of your house. Our
highly trained experts have over 50 years of experience with dealing with
countless rodent issues, and we will not rest until you can finally rest,
Need rodent control in Dallas?
Contact us now so that our professionals can get rid of your rodent problems right away.
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