Houston Rodent Removal

Sep 23, 2011 | pest control, rodent control

Huge rat on the front yardDo you have a rodent problem? If so, it may be time to call a rodent removal professional. Rodents not only carry disease but also cause damage to property and contaminate food sources. According to the national fire association, rodents chewing on wires cause about 7% of all household fires in the US.

Some common rodents found in the Houston area are rats, mice, squirrels, opossums, raccoons and skunks. You can usually tell if you have one or more of these critters lurking around by some common telltale signs. These include fecal droppings, damage to shingles, holes in food boxes, gnaw marks on wood, and knocked over garbage cans. You will most likely hear them before you see them.

Rodent removal involves removing the animals and preventing re-entry. There are a variety of methods used to get rid of rodents such as live or kill traps, rodent repellants and baits. Examples of a kill trap are glue and snap traps. Bait traps are also lethal when a rodent eats the poisoned food. These types of traps can be unsuitable in certain situations like a home with children and family pets. In those cases a live trap may be used. These types of traps are triggered when an animal goes inside locking them in. They are designed for easy catch and release. Removal of any feces or dead animals left behind is also involved.

Rodent removal can be quite dangerous and should be left to the professionals in order to make sure you get rid of them all and prevent further problems. For further help with any of your Houston rodent control needs please contact us today.

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