Often considered the most prominent pest group in the world, rodents are also high on the list of many people's fears. If you spot even just one rat or mouse in your home, it could indicate more than one rodent is present, but don't worry — that's where Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth can help. We have years of experience with trapping rodents and, most importantly, repairing rodent damage and preventing future rodent issues. Call 817.857.4803 today to get rid of your Fort Worth rodent problems today!
Frequent Complaints About Rodents
Despite their innocuously small appearance, rodents can do a lot of damage to landscapes and buildings on your property. Some of the more common rodent complaints are as follows:
- Large amounts of droppings in various locations
- Ripped and gnawed-open food containers
- Grease marks along walls and doors
- Chewed wires in wall or home devices
SHOULD I BE WORRIED ABOUT RODENTS?
In short, yes — rodents are generally unsavory creatures to have large amounts of, especially near your family. Rodents frequent unhygienic places like dumpsters and therefore carry many deadly diseases and can be hosts to parasites. It is important not to handle rodents or their waste unless you are trained. Instead, you should call Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth at 817.857.4803 before the problem gets out of hand.
Our Rodent Control Process
The most common rodents in homes are mice and rats, and they are filthy critters. You may notice them by hearing scratches in walls or seeing one in the kitchen. Rodents cause problems in a home. In addition to the problems listed above, mice and rats can can also attract other wildlife to your home. They are part of the food chain for birds and snakes. You will want to call the professionals from Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth at 817.857.4803 to remove the rodents before their predators decide to make a visit.
First, we check the inside and outside of a house to discover all entry points. We need to know how rodents are entering your home. These entry points need to be repaired and sealed after placing any traps. The sealing prevents rodents from leaving a particular area of a home, so they will be caught in traps.
Next, we set traps in the areas of a home to remove the pests. We place a variety of traps inside infested areas.
The most common mousetrap is the snap trap. This device is made of wood and a metal bar. The metal bar quickly snaps a rat or mouse after it steps on it; this is a quick and effective tool for killing a rodent.
Another type of trap is the glue trap. It is a sticky substance on a flat piece of cardboard. A rodent will be stuck on the glue trap after stepping on the sticky substance, and consequently die of dehydration. The best feature of this type of trap is that it can catch many rodents - a single one of these is capable of trapping ten or more rodents.
Poison is not an effective substance to solve your problem of rodents, as it does not kill every single mouse or rat. Furthermore, the poison leaves dead and rotting rodents in your home. The dead bodies can attract wildlife, spread disease, and have a terrible smell.
We do not use poison for those reasons. We only use tools that will effectively solve your rodent problem, ones that ensure a permanent solution and not a quick failure of an ineffective substance.
Your home may need repairs after being infested with rodents. Mice and rats dig holes and chew wires in walls, both of which present hazards and creat enew entrypoints.
To combat this, we will seal all holes inside and outside your house. This measure prevents rodents from entering your home in the future. We also repair and replace wires near the nests in your home.
A family of rodents can leave thousands of droppings in a home. Their feces carry diseases such as Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The vapor from urine and feces can infect you. You will need to call a professional from Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth to disinfect your attic and walls.
We disinfect any area with contamination, using the disinfectants recommended by the CDC and FDA. These disinfectants are safe to use around people and pets. Your home will be clean of any diseases from these rodents.
Finally, we install prevention in the final step. The goal of this is to prevent rodents from returning to your home. We proof doors and windows, as well as seal any entry points (and potential entry points). These seals prevent rodents from entering your home through small cracks and holes.