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Rodent Control In McAllen Can Be Tricky To Tackle Alone

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Here are some of the types of house rodents that you may encounter in your home in the McAllen area:

  • Rats: These large pests can weigh up to a pound and cause extensive damage.
  • Mice: These rodents are smaller than rats but breed extremely well. They also cause extensive damage.
  • Squirrels: These pests love attics and eaves and will damage insulation.
  • Moles: These outside pests can cause extensive damage to lawns while looking for food.
  • Gophers: These outdoor pests burrow in your yard and can damage landscaping.

Each of these different pests has its own set of habits and behaviors, and each requires a different pest control solution to address them successfully. BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control has both the knowledge and experience to handle all rodent types. If you have a rodent problem, we have a rodent solution. Call us today for help with rodents.

Why Rodents Are A Problem For McAllen Homes

Rodents can cause a lot of damage to homes. Rats, mice, and squirrels will damage insulation and walls when building their nests. Rats and mice are particularly bad about chewing on wires and cables behind the walls of your home, leading to expensive repairs. Unfortunately, rats and mice also carry diseases. They are associated with salmonella, giardia, leptospirosis, and E. coli. They can spread these things onto counters, inside cabinets, on dinnerware, and onto furniture. You can later be exposed to these things when you unknowingly interact with these contaminated places. Without touching — or even seeing — a rodent, you can become exposed to something that can lead to sickness.

If you have discovered rodents of any kind on your property, call BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control immediately. We know how to get rid of rodents in your house and how to keep them out.

Factors That Attract Rodents To Your Property

Rodents are naturally very exploratory, and if they wander into your property, they will carefully search all of it to see what they can find. Here are some of the things that rodents will find highly attractive when they search:

  • Outside garbage: Rodents find exposed garbage highly attractive because it offers them many food opportunities. Seal garbage cans tightly to discourage rodents.
  • Clean up pet food: If you feed your pets outside, rodents will be glad to eat anything your pets don’t. Clean up leftover pet food promptly to avoid feeding rodents.
  • Seal your home: Rodents can squeeze through small spaces. Closing up cracks, gaps, and holes in your house will eliminate easy rodent access routes into your home. 
  • Store food well: Poorly stored food in your pantry gives rodents easy food sources, and they will stay inside. Tightly seal food to keep from accidentally feeding rodents.
  • Clean your house: Rodents like crumbs, too. Consistently cleaning your home enables you to keep rodents from surviving on crumbs.

These tips can help keep rodents out of your house, but they can still ultimately get in. If that happens, BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control stands ready to help you get them out. Call us; we know how to get rid of rodents.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Rodents And Keep Them Out

The best way to get rodents out of your home is to call the skilled professionals at BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control. Contact us today, and let us bring our history of success treating rodents to your doorstep.

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