There is a right way and wrong way to deal with a rodent infestation. If you are not informed, trying to eliminate these pests could drain your wallet or, worse, put you and your family at risk. We are here today to talk about what types of rodent control work and what methods you should avoid. If you are interested to learn more about DIY as well as professional rodent control in Frisco, here are some things to consider today. Call us now to skip straight to professional control as this is by far the easiest method to address these furry pests inside your Frisco home.
What Kinds Of Rodent Control Are There?
There are a few different types of rodents that call Frisco home. Most species that live in our area have no intention of invading your home, they are happy to live out in the wild. The two kinds of rodents that love breaking into local residences are mice and rats. Mice are smaller rodents that can squeeze through holes the size of a nickel. They have strong teeth and are fairly dexterous. Rats are big rodents with plump bodies and even stronger teeth. A Norway rat can chew through hard materials including aluminum siding and soft concrete. One less common home-invading rodent is the squirrel. Squirrels mostly invade homes when the weather is cold or stormy. They do not rummage through pantries or look for moisture the way rats and mice do.
Does Electronic Rodent Control Work?
There are a few forms of electronic rodent control on the market. One “popular” product that homeowners regularly buy is ultrasonic repellers. This product produces a loud noise that is outside of the human's hearing range. Although annoying for rodents, this noise is not always abrasive enough to keep rodent pests out. If a rat or mouse is hungry enough or is threatened by conditions outside, it will invade your home despite the sound these products create. The same thing is true with scent-based deterrents. Unless the prevention method you use directly inhibits rodents from coming indoors, they may find a way to circumvent it.
If you are committed to controlling rodents on your own, here is what we recommend. Purchase some snap traps, bait these traps with peanut butter, and place them in areas you suspect rodents are traveling indoors. Wait two weeks and see if your problem goes away. If you do not find success, assume your infestation is larger than you suspect and call in a professional. (Be aware that even if you do not see any more rodents, this does not necessarily mean that there are no more rodents. They may only be avoiding detection.)
What To Expect From Professional Rodent Control Services
There are two forms of professional rodent control, preventative services, and elimination/trapping services. Preventative services include sealing entry points and installing an invisible pest control barrier. Elimination/trapping services require more prep work and involve carefully placing traps, baits, and other control methods that are designed to directly target rodents. Your pest control professional will know what products work and be able to apply them in a way that doesn’t threaten you, your family, or your pets.
Oh My Goodness! There Are Rodents In My Home! Can Frisco Help?
If you know your home has an active rodent problem, your best option to get them out is to hire a professional. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we offer detailed service options to help area homeowners combat pest problems such as rodents. We would be happy to send a technician to your home to check for wild rodents. If any are found, we will implement fast-working control methods to get them out.
Call now to schedule your home for a visit or if you have any questions about pest control in Frisco.