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Lying just outside of the western part of Houston is the friendly town of Katy. Katy residents are so confident of the pleasantness of their city that they have painted a mural that promises, “You’ll Love Katy.” With so much history and heritage packed into one town, you are sure to want to explore. Rodents enjoy exploring, and if people in Katy are not careful, they may find them invading their property.

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Here’s A Quick Way To Identify Katy Rodents And Their Dangers

 

Rodents are unwelcome visitors to any property, and like some visitors, they don’t know when to leave. There are several species of rodents in Katy; therefore, it is wise for people to distinguish which frequent their property.

 

Common rodents in Katy are as follows:

 

Norway rat:

  • Brown bristly fur intertwined with black hairs throughout their coat
  • Underbellies are brown to light gray
  • About 7 to 9½ inches long
  • Tails have no hair
  • Long and heavy bodies
  • Blunt noses
  • Small eyes and ears

Roof rat:

  • Sleek, smooth fur that is brown with black hairs intermixed
  • Underbellies are gray, black, or white
  • About 16 inches long
  • Tails are scaly tails
  • Thin and long bodies
  • Pointy nose
  • Large eyes and ears

House mice:

  • Dusty gray fur
  • Underbellies are creamy white
  • About 5¼ to 7¾ inches long
  • Small mice with a round body
  • Pointy noses
  • Large ears with some hair

Rodents in Katy are known to transmit over 35 different diseases and contaminate foods that they contact. Allergies and asthma flare-ups can increase because of dust from feces and musty odors caused by their urine. In addition to these problems, rodents are notorious for bringing other pests into your property (mites, lice, ticks, and fleas). If these problems aren’t enough, they damage your structures. They gnaw on insulation, drywall, wood, and electrical wires; and ruin stored items.


Who Else Wants A Better Solution To Rodent Infestations In Katy


Let’s face it; rodents in Katy are no picnic. Small mice or larger rats are difficult to remove from your property. The only upside when combating rodent infestations is that it is rare to battle mice and rats simultaneously.

 

Five reasons why getting rid of rodents is complicated:

 

  1. They squeeze through small openings.
  2. They are most active at night.
  3. They nest in secluded, dark areas.
  4. They are curious and highly adaptable to new situations.
  5. Their females breed incessantly and have large litters.

Here Are Some Reasons DIY Products Fail And Their Dangers

Do-it-yourself methods for mice or rat exclusion do not save you money (which is why most people try to handle rodent issues independently) and are usually short-term fixes.


Some common types of do-it-yourself exclusion methods include:

  • Poisons, baits, bombs (dangerous to you and your loved ones)
  • Traps (they may catch one or two but not the whole infestation)
  • Ultrasonic repellants affect people (some report nausea, migraines, and headaches)

The Best Way To Remove Rodents From Your Katy Property

 

Why take chances with rodents when the professionals at All-Safe Pest & Termite can get rid of rodents cost-effectively and safely? Our company is family-owned, family-operated, and family-focused. All-Safe Pest & Termite will customize our services to your unique pest problems, and our services come with a guarantee. Give All-Safe Pest & Termite today for your free estimate.

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