Texas has an abundant rodent population of raccoons, possums, rats and mice. Although they can cause damage to agricultural crops, it is the economic and health impact in urban areas that concerns most homeowners. Over the years, rodent populations continue to increase among Texas cities raising the need for professional rodent control in The Woodlands TX and adjacent areas.
RODENTS WANT TO TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WOODLANDS HOME
These rodents live in a variety of natural habitats as well as harboring in many man-made structures. They can easily co-exist with humans living in their walls and attics and sharing their food and water. They love pet food, stored bird seed, fruits that may left out on counter tops or anything else in the pantry. They are skilled at hiding in the structure during the day then finding ways to enter the living space at night to gather food. They often have passage ways such as holes in walls behind appliances, beneath kitchen cabinets or inside closets that provides them access without being recognized by the homeowner. They constantly mark their pathways with urine or pheromones as a way to navigate back and forth. Once they find a safe place in a structure, they live and breed there, having several litters a year. Besides the physical damage they’re capable of – like gnawing on doors, carpet, baseboards, furniture, sheetrock, siding, roof shingles, electrical wires, a/c ducting, appliance water lines etc. – they also pose a health risk from their urine and droppings that are left behind on pantry shelves, food, food containers, counter tops, and areas where they are nesting.
Rodents Are Difficult For Homeowners to Adequately Control Homeowners are often unsuccessful when trying to eliminate rodent problems. Trapping attempts usually fail due to the lack of knowledge of rodent behavior and feeding habits. Using poisons does not permanently address re-infestations and often creates odor problems. Entry points and damage are also often missed if not identified by an experienced professional.
Our Comprehensive Rodent Control Process PAL will inspect your home, identify the rodent activity, identify conditions that are conducive to rodents, and design a program to eliminate the current problem. We will begin with an extensive trapping schedule to remove the rodents from the structure. Then PAL will locate and seal all known entry points around the home and on the roof. Using a variety of construction materials, PAL will seal all the places that would allow rodent to regain access in the future. Call Pest Arbor & Lawn today at (936) 446-9498 for all your Rodent Control needs!
Rodent Contamination rats, mice, raccoons and other forms of urban wildlife can cause considerable damage to your home by not only the physical damage they do, but also by the waste products they leave behind. They can render a work or living space unsanitary in a relatively short amount of time. Many types of wildlife can become pests of structures. The most common ones are rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, opossums and armadillos. These pests can harbor a number of pathogens in their urine and fecal material that can be transmitted to both humans and their pets. Worldwide, rats and mice are known to spread over 35 diseases. Rodent-borne diseases can be spread to humans through bite wounds, consuming food or water that has been contaminated with rodent feces, coming in contact with surface water contaminated with rodent urine, or even through breathing in germs that may be present in rodent urine or droppings that have been stirred into the air by someone moving through an attic or a crawl space.
Serving The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Willis, Shenandoah, and Montgomery County areas.
SOME OF THE DISEASES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH RODENTS ARE:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a rodent-borne virus that is spread through the inhalation of rodent urine or fecal particles.
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) is a viral disease that people can get by either inhaling infectious airborne particles of rodent urine, feces, or saliva, or by ingesting food contaminated with the virus.
- Rat-bite fever is a bacterial illness that can be transmitted through the bite or a scratch by a rodent or by ingesting food or water contaminated with rodent feces.
- Leptospirosis is a bacterium that is transmitted by eating food or drinking water contaminated with urine from infected animals.
FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES WILL HELP AVOID HEALTH PROBLEMS WHEN YOUR HOME IS INVADED BY RODENTS:
- Wash your hands often with warm water and soap. This is especially important after entering a space that may be contaminated with rodent urine or droppings.
- Note any changes in the behavior of your pets. Consult a veterinarian if they begin acting unusually.
- Avoid contact with food or water that you suspect has been contaminated by rodent urine or droppings.
- Avoid sweeping or vacuuming up rodent droppings. If you MUST remove them, spray them down with a bleach solution and utilize a vacuum with a HEPA filter, or hire a professional to handle the clean up for you.
PAL WILL TRAP AND REMOVE URBAN WILDLIFE
- Professional Animal Trapping
- Animal Removal
- Animal Proofing of Structures
- Odor control
PAL will identify, inspect and design a program for your home or business.
The Exclusion portion of our Rodent Service is designed to:
- Identify any rodent activity and rodent damage
- Inspect conditions conducive to rodents
- Seal/Close entry and exit points
- Install traps
- Return and remove traps
- 1-Year renewable warranty
Call Pest Arbor & Lawn today at (936) 446-9498 for all your Rodent Control needs!