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If you have a home in Houston, Texas it is imperative to your health that you prepare to combat rodents. Proper rodent control begins with inspection. Sometimes rodent control does not take long because there is only a single mouse or rat, but other times the same rodent control may take weeks because there are groups. Inspect your premises thoroughly for signs of rodents either alone or in packs. Mouse sounds are one sign, as well as urine stains, live rodents, dead rodents, tracks, droppings, or gnaw marks. If you see any of these signs, take note of where they are the most prominent so that you may control that area.
The next step in proper rodent control is sanitation. This is the most important step because while it might not eliminate the problem, with poor sanitation you will attract more than you want which is conducive to larger numbers of rodents living in or around your property or home. Rodents in your home want and need access to water, nesting, and food. You should ensure that your home does not provide these. You can store any bulk foods that you have in metal containers or other airtight containers so that the rodents cannot eat through them.
Rodents will eat through plastic containers, boxes, or bags. If you have large cluttered areas of recycling such as paper or cardboard, take it out daily to the recycling bins or remove it. This is where rodents will make their nests. If you have undesirable vegetation around your home such as weeds or grass clippings, get rid of them as soon as possible. Also store any pet food in a Rubbermaid container during the day and night.
Rodent control will only be effective if the entrances are removed. Openings as small as a quarter of an inch are perfect for mice to enter. If you have screens, air vents, windows, or doors which are not perfectly fitted, they will be able to enter easily. By reducing the entrances, you can reduce the population size and make your rodent control simple. This is where using a licensed pest control technician can offer the most value. He or she can help to identify possible entry points and protect your home from these unwanted guests.
Call a professional to help fix your problem right away and help you sleep a little better at night. Call Bugmaster Termite Pest & Lawn for a free inspection of your home. Bugmaster has been in business for over 31 years and is known for offering quality pest, rodent, rat, and mice control in the Houston TX area including Humble, Kingwood, Summerwood, Atascocita, Woodlands, Cypress and many other areas within the Houston Metro Area. Call Gail or one of our other reps today at 281-812-3532.