Threats Rodents Pose in Dallas, TX

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Rodents are no problem, right? They're just harmless little furry critters that scamper around in our Dallas yards and nibble on twigs, seeds, and nuts, right? If you've ever had trouble with a rodent, you know that this couldn't be further from the truth. Today, we're going to take a look at a few of the ways rodents can pose a threat to our health and property.

Signs Of Rodent Infestation In My Home

Have you ever noticed a rip in one of your window screens? How do you think that happened? Well, it probably wasn't the wind. It probably wasn't the rain. And it probably wasn't several other natural occurrences. When a hole appears in a screen, it is often because a curious rodent used its teeth to find out what was on the other side. Squirrels, mice, rats, and other rodents have strong incisors that can make short work of screen material. They also have claws to dig at screen material.

Some rodents aren't content to stop once they've chewed a hole through a screen. They'll begin to chew on window and door frames. This is not only damaging to your window and door frames, it can provide an entry point for rainwater. This can lead to wood rot, mold, and other serious problems. Some rodents aren't content to stop once they've chewed a hole through your window and door frames. Inside your walls, they will chew holes through building materials as they work their way up to your attic spaces. When they chew through live wires, it can spark a fire in your home and lead to a loss of property and possibly a loss of life.

Some rodents aren't content to stop once they've found your large secluded attic. They will chew into stored boxes, stored furniture, and other stored items. This can damage these items. If you have keepsakes in your attic spaces, they could be damaged beyond repair.

Problems Rodents Cause In Your Dallas Home

When rodents live in your attic spaces, you can expect the following problems:

  • They will leave their droppings everywhere they roam. These droppings can have diseases and harmful bacteria.
  • They will leave their urine everywhere they roam. The urine from rodents can have a strong aroma and may contain harmful bacteria.
  • They will chew on building materials to gather items to make their nests.
  • They will introduce ticks, fleas, mites, lice, and other parasites onto your property and into your home.

Some rodents aren't content to just leave feces, urine, and parasites in your attic. When mice and rats get into your kitchen and pantry, they can contaminate your foods, dishes, silverware, food-prep surfaces, and more. When they move about your living areas, they can expose your pets to ticks and fleas. In fact, mice infestations are a key factor in the spread of Lyme disease. Scientists can predict will reasonable certainty the number of Lyme disease cases there will be in a year, based on mouse infestation of the previous year.

Rodents are a problem. Sometimes, they are a serious problem. If you're currently seeing signs of a rodent infestation in your home, don't shrug it off. It is cause for concern. Mice, rats, squirrels, and other rodents can present many dangers to your health and property.

How Dynasty Pest Control Can Help Keep Rodents Out Of Your Dallas Home

What can you do about a rodent infestation? Many people know that laying down traps can catch mice in a house. But surprisingly few people understand that there are many ways to apply this effective rodent control method in an entirely ineffective way. You can place traps in the wrong locations. You can place too few traps. You can use the wrong bait. You can use the wrong trap. But, even when you do everything right, you can still fail to stop your home from being infested by mice and rats. Rodents can learn how to avoid your trap. New rodents can come in to replace the ones you've trapped and removed. So much can go wrong. The best solution is to reach out to the professionals at Dynasty Pest Control. Our licensed pest management professionals will inspect your property and come up with a customized solution to solve all of your rodent problems.  

Are you dealing with rodents?  Dynasty Pest Control is a leader in the pest control industry with the accreditations, certifications, and reviews that let you know you're in good hands. Reach out to us today for immediate assistance with your rodent problem and to learn more about our comprehensive pest control options.