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Expert Rodent Control

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Numerous rodents can cause property damage to both homes and businesses. Most rodent species have adapted to living close to humans to build their nests out of whatever they can find. To construct their nests, mice and rats will gnaw their way through the siding of a house or commercial building.

The first step in determining how to remove rodents from your property is determining what kind of rodent has entered your property. Finding the hiding places used by the invading rodents requires technical knowledge.

Because nuisance rodents can get into even the tiniest of spaces, enter buildings through holes as small as a pencil, pose health risks, and cause costly property damage, calling in the wildlife control experts at Bailey’s Critter Removal is critical.

About Rodents

Photo of attic rat infestation Rodents are a group of warm-blooded mammals with oversized front teeth that are built for chewing. Rodents include anything from mice and rats to squirrels, as well as beavers, chinchillas, and guinea pigs. Bailey’s Critter Removal acknowledges that various rodent species can occur depending on where you live. If there are available shelter and food sources in or around your house, they will build a nest, just like any other animal.

Rodents, on the other hand, will chew their way through anything that could create a problem for the inhabitants. You can rely on our team for safe and humane rodent removal in San Antonio, TX. With full land, attic, and roof assessments, we include warranties on all of our exclusion work. Call (210) 679-1487 to schedule a wildlife inspection.

Texas Rodent Species

Like most southern states, Texas has three rodent species commonly found in commercial and residential buildings. House mice, Norway rats, and Roof rats are all attracted to garbage, accessible food sources, and shelter. To escape the heat or cold weather during the night, these rodents will enter attics, garages, and crawl spaces. To efficiently eradicate these wild animals from your home, getting to know more about them is essential.

House Mice

Adults have small, slender bodies that range in length from 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches. The size of their tails adds another 3 to 4 inches to their overall length. A light layer of soft, velvety fur covers their tails and large ears. House mice have fur that ranges in color from grayish-brown to dark gray to black. Their underbelly is lighter in color than the rest of their body.

Norway Rat

Adults have thick, dense bodies. Norway rats have brown or gray shaggy fur, and their underbelly is lighter in color. The bodies of Norway rats grow to be about 9 1/2 inches long, with their two-colored tails adding another 6 to 8 inches.

Roof Rat

Adults have gray highlights running through their fur and are dark brown or black in color. Roof rats have a long and slender physique. Their bodies reach a length of about 8 inches, and their tails add another 6 to 8 inches to their overall size.

Signs Of A Rodent Problem

Unless there is a severe infestation, you may never see a mouse or rat. Look for signs of a rat or mouse infestation, such as the following:

  • Stale odors emanate from concealed areas.
  • Chew marks on food packaging.
  • Shredded paper, fabric, or dried plant matter can be used as nesting material.
  • Holes have been chewed into the walls and floors, forming entry points into the house.
  • Food packages, drawers, cupboards, or under the sink have rodent droppings.

What Attracts Rodents To A Property?

Fruits and berries are generally rodents’ favorite foods out of all the foods they eat. Rats and mice eat these foods whenever they get the chance in the wild. As a result, raspberry and blackberry bushes and apple and pear trees can act as animal magnets. The smell and sweetness of unconsumed fruits and berries left to rot on bushes or trees or uncovered trash cans attract these rodents. Infestations of residential properties may result because of this.

In the minds of rats and mice, regardless of what humans throw away, much of it is a goldmine. Food of all kinds, especially discarded bread, cheese, meat, fruits, and vegetables, is a favorite of rodent dumpster divers.

Whether stored for later use or still attached to a plant, grains and seeds are more natural rat and mouse foods. Mice and rats are drawn to grain storage bins and farm fields in agricultural settings before harvest. They may seek out tasty seeds, such as oats from your pantry, flowerbed, or garden in a more suburban setting. They may also raid bird seed containers, enter sheds containing grass seed, or enter a cabinet containing unprotected cooking and baking ingredients.

Rodent Damage

Picture of rat eating in atticItems that are of personal importance, such as family heirlooms, artwork, or photographs, are among the most devastating damage as a result of a rodent infestation. These items are frequently kept in places where rodents prefer to live, such as basements, attics, garages, and sheds. While mice and rats have been known to chew through anything, belongings stored in a sturdy, lockable storage bin are far less likely to be harmed than those kept in cardboard boxes or plastic bags.

When it comes to constructing nests or homes, mice, rats, and other rodents make no distinction. Rodents are known for invading and colonizing in walls, attics, and insulated areas. In some cases, rodent disturbances can lead to structural damage or provide entry points for more pests to enter the structure. Qualified rodent removal professionals recognize the importance of avoiding such occurrences and monitor for signs of entry or infestation regularly.

Rodents are always looking for materials to chew on to file down their long pearly whites, which are rapidly growing. Rodent-caused electrical damage is not only costly, but it can also be extremely dangerous. If the protective covering on the wires is gnawed away, fires can quickly start. Rodent damage is thought to be the cause of up to 20% of undetermined fires in the United States. Make sure to inspect any accessible wiring for signs of disruption at least once a year.

Diseases Spread By Rodents

Rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases are transmitted to humans directly by handling rodents, coming into contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or being bitten by rodents. Diseases carried by rodents are also spreadable to humans via mites, fleas, or ticks that have eaten an infected rodent. Common rodent diseases in Texas include:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Hantavirus
  • Tularemia
  • Rat Bite Fever
  • Plague

Rodent Removal Methods

When it comes to rodents, populations in a household are usually larger than when they are alone. Because of their numbers and scale, they can be challenging to keep out of the house. Furthermore, they have the ability to enter places that humans cannot, such as behind walls. In order to adequately eradicate rodents from a property, the best course of action must be considered based on the type of rodent and their behavior patterns.

To prevent them from entering the property again, common access points will be locked, the environment will be sanitized, and food sources will be removed. Traps and baits can be positioned effectively in places that are suitable for removal with the aid of a professional. All work will be performed in a humane way and in line with state law when it comes to wildlife removal protocols. Give us a call today for professional rodent removal in San Antonio, TX.

Get Rodent Removal Help Today!

Bailey’s Critter Removal is here to walk you through the steps of our services so that you can have a comfortable and healthy home. Because of the many diseases they can bear and the essence of their actions, getting animals removed can be difficult. As a result, hiring an animal removal specialist is vital for a healthy and successful animal removal. To learn more about rodent removal in San Antonio, TX, contact our team today. We’ll make sure your property is adequately secured with the appropriate implementations so you can regain your peace of mind. We are ready to chat with you at any time by calling (210) 679-1487.

 

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Service Areas

Serving Windcrest TX and the surrounding Bexar County areas of Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Castle Hills, China Grove, Converse, Cross Mountain, Elmendorf, Fair Oaks Ranch, Grey Forest, Helotes, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Kirby, Lackland, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Lytle, Macdona, Olmos Park, Randolph, San Antonio, Sandy Oaks, Scenic Oaks, Schertz, Selma, Shavano Park, Somerset, Saint Hedwig, Terrell Hills, Timberwood Park, Universal City, Von Ormy, Windcrest and more.