Are you hearing something in the attic or in the walls? You could have a rodent problem. Rats and mice can enter your home through small openings or under doors that are not sealed well. They can also transmit disease not only to us but to our pets as well. They cause secondary pest infestations with the parasite that they carry. These include fleas, ticks, and mites just to name a few. They can also damage property and contaminate food and water with their waste products. We specialize in rodent control and removal. We have a number of ways do solve the mouse or rat problem that ranges from baiting and trapping to exclusion and remediation services. We will tailor a program that fits your needs and budget.
We have two types of rats here in Texas. The Norway rat (or sewer rat) and the Brown rat or common roof rat. Roof rats are the most common of the two that invade structures. They climb on electrical wire, on trees, they run fence lines, get in crawl spaces and of coarse climb on roofs which is where they get their name from. Roof rats rang in size from about 7 to 11 inches with the males being larger that females. They reproduce very rapidly. Females mature in about three months and are able to have around 4 litters per year of 12 pups each. As you can see that two rats can turn into thousands in a very short period of time. This is why it is important to take action as soon as you realize there is a problem.
The main mouse problem in structures around here is the House Mouse. They get in through holes a small as a dime. It does not take much. Mice like to eat many time per day. As many as 15 to 20 times. So they like to nest close to their food source. The House mouse is much smaller than the roof rat at only about 2 inches. The female can reproduce very quickly though. The female matures at around 2 months and can give birth to up to 12 babies every three to four weeks. That is 130 to 150 baby mice per year from one mouse.
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