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Rodent Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Rodents


Stop rodents from becoming unwanted houseguests by learning about their behaviors, where they like to live, and why they may have chosen your home as a nesting or foraging site.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rodents

What are rodents?

Examples of rodents that most people are familiar with are mice and rats. We are familiar with them because they are the most common types of rodents to invade our yards, homes, garages, sheds, and other structures. 

Rodents are wild animals, but some have adapted to living with or near people. While they can survive on their own, they certainly will take advantage of the helping hand people unintentionally offer. Field mice, roof rats, and Norway rats are common rodents homeowners have to keep off their properties in our region. 

Are rodents dangerous?

If you ever see rodents or signs of rodent activity on your Del Rio property, you need to take immediate action to eliminate them. Rodents are dangerous to the structures of our homes and the health of our families. 

All rodents have continuously growing front incisors. To keep their teeth from overgrowing, they constantly gnaw on things they encounter. Wires, drywall, cables, cabinets, baseboards, furniture, boxes, and almost anything else can be damaged by a rodent's teeth. 

One of the most common reasons rodents enter our homes is to search for food. When in our homes, rodents will contaminate your surfaces and your family's food with their excrement. 

In addition, excrement and shed fur buildup produce unpleasant odors and allergens that can trigger skin issues and breathing problems. 

Why do I have a rodent problem?

Mice, rats, and other rodents live successfully in almost any environment. Homes in rural areas, urban areas, or the suburbs are all subject to an invasion of these mischievous, opportunistic pests. 

Mice and even larger rats can easily squeeze their bodies through very small spaces and into our homes. While rodents tend to live and forage for food outside, when weather conditions become unpleasant or food becomes scarce, they will move into our homes.

Where will I find rodents?

Outside in urban and suburban areas, rats and mice live in and around dumpsters, sewers, parks, gardens, planters, and our yards. In rural areas, fields, wooded areas, and other large outdoor spaces are places rodents call home. 

If rodents decide to move into your Del Rio home, they will quickly retreat to a dark, quiet spot that places them close to their preferred food sources. Common nesting spots inside our Texas homes include wall voids, chimneys, basements, crawl spaces, and spaces behind large appliances or cabinets. 

How do I get rid of rodents?

If you are looking for help to prevent problems with rodents in your home or need assistance solving a current rodent infestation, turn to the local pest professionals at Gold Star Exterminators - Del Rio. 

Our professionals use the latest and most effective products to rid your property of unwanted pests. We resolve pest problems quickly, completely, and at a reasonable cost. Contact one of our friendly professionals to learn more about Del Rio rodent control or receive a free estimate. 

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

You can take some steps to make your property less attractive to rodents and keep them out of your Del Rio home. 

  • Using a cap or screen, block off access to your home through chimneys and vents.
  • Seal spaces you discover around wires and cables entering your house.
  • Regularly inspect your roofline and foundation and seal any openings you discover.
  • Never store trash cans and recycling bins next to your home's exterior.
  • Remove access to food by keeping lids on trash cans, picking up uneaten pet food, maintaining a clean and organized kitchen, and regularly harvesting gardens.

While the above tips are helpful, the best way to prevent rodent problems is to partner with a professional and implement regular pest control services

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