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Mice And Rats Beware: How To Create A Rodent-Free Environment In Your Del Rio Home

Serving Del Rio, Eagle Pass & Surrounding Areas
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If a rodent gets into your home, it will be long before you see noticeable damage in and around your home. These small creatures have sharp claws and agile bodies that allow them to climb almost any vertical surface; this means that they are capable of getting into the hard-to-reach places of your home where they can cause damage without your knowledge. 

At Gold Star Pest Control- Del Rio, our rodent exterminators in the Del Rio area have seen the kind of severe damage that these creatures are capable of causing. Here is a look at how you can protect your home from these destructive, unwanted guests.

Rodent Behavior Insights: Navigating The Habits Of Mice And Rats

Rodents are social creatures that tend to live in large groups. They prefer to sleep in nests. If they come into your home, they will likely try to make nests out of chewed-up insulation, cardboard, cloth, or other soft materials. Because there can be a lot of mice in one nest, large groups will usually try to find a large area, like an attic or the space behind your walls, where every member of the family can live together.

Both mice and rats are usually nocturnal animals. You might see a few mice in the daytime if you have a severe infestation in your home. However, the majority of the activity will be seen and heard after the sun goes down.

An effective rodent control and prevention plan for your home is the best way to ensure you are not sharing a living space with several rodents.

Understanding The Threat: Why Mouse And Rat Prevention Matters

The type of destruction that rodents can cause can become dangerous. Our rodent exterminators have seen rodent-infested homes with chewed-up wires and electrical cords, which the homeowner was unaware of. If the wires are not quickly repaired, it could lead to power shortages and even cause a fire. 

These animals also carry diseases and are known to spread a variety of illnesses, including:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Tularemia
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM)
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis

Professional rodent control is the best way to ensure that your home is safe from these dangerous pests. 

Identifying Common Entry Points: Where Mice And Rats Invade

Mice and rats have flexible bone structures that allow them to squeeze their bodies through tight spaces. Rats are capable of fitting through holes that are at least half an inch wide. However, mice can fit through most spaces only a quarter of an inch wide. 

When a rodent wants to come into your house, it will look for gaps or cracks around the home. Some common entry points that rodents use include vent ducts, holes in the siding or foundation, and gaps around doors and widows. 

If you need to figure out how rodents get into your home, a professional rodent control expert can inspect your property to find hidden entry points. 

Professional Rodent Control: The Best Way To Keep Mice And Rats Away

Don't let rodents take over and destroy your home. The best way to eliminate a severe rodent infestation is to team up with a qualified and highly-trained rodent control service near you.

At Gold Star Exterminators- Del Rio, we use advanced techniques and treatments to eliminate the rodents in and around your Del Rio home for good.

Give us a call or click here today to get your free quote and schedule your no-obligation consultation.