Houston Rodent Control

Effective Mouse & Rat Control for Home or Businesses

Do you hear the tiny pitter-patter of what sounds like tiny feet scurrying across the roof over your head? Are the noises you’re hearing considerably louder, kind of more like what a muffled bowling alley would sound like? Do you hear scratching or scurrying through the walls in your home? These are just a few of the signs that you may have a rodent problem. You may have also noticed rodent droppings under the kitchen sink or in a corner in the garage. 

Whatever you’re dealing with, you need to have your rodent problem addressed immediately, and the team to do that is the team of experts from Preventive Pest Control. We’ve handled rodent infestations of all different shapes and sizes, and we offer fast, effective, and confident rodent control services in Houston and the surrounding areas.

Call (713) 955-7405 or contact us online today for professional rodent control in Houston!

Whether you’re dealing with a small mouse problem or a building that’s plagued by rats, Preventive Pest Control delivers quality solutions that eliminate the problem as fast as possible. All of our techniques have been developed through years of training and ongoing research in the pest control community so we can be confident we’re giving every customer the absolute best. Every member of our team is also equipped with tools that allow them to provide you with detailed inspections, plus each undergoes regular training to improve their skills. Our goal is to offer you more than just quality pest control services; we also strive to deliver peace of mind that’s unmatched and customer service that is world-class in every way. There’s a reason we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every pest control service we offer: we’re so confident we’re going to get the job done right that we’re willing to stand by it.

Call Preventive Pest Control at (713) 955-7405 today and we’ll help you get started on solving the problem!

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    • Covers 12+ Pests

    • Wasp Nest & Spider Web Removal

    • Free Re-Services

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Signs You Need Rodent Control

Rodents are perhaps some of the easiest pests to discover in your home, even though they may be some of the smallest in actual numbers. Rodents tend to leave a ton of visible damage in the homes where they live, including damage to walls, floors, wooden support structures, and even to cables or insulation. Because rats and mice are desperate for almost anything that could be considered food, they have been known to chew through the insulation around electrical wires, plumbing lines, and even the insulation between your attic and the rest of your home below.

Do you have a rat or mouse infestation and need rodent control? You might if you see any of the following signs in your home:

  • Noises in the attic - Particularly at night time rats and mice can be very active in their search for food and water so noises at night time can be an indication of their search for food.
  • Pellet-shaped droppings in garage, attic, or living areas - Rodents are notorious for leaving their droppings near their food sources or on the route. They also have weak bladders so their urine produces a unique stench.
  • Gnawed holes in walls or other points of entry - Particularly as the winter months drag on rats and mice will become increasingly desperate for food. If you see any new holes in your screens or trash cans then call in our Houston rodent control experts.
  • Nesting in insulation or other areas of the home - These rats and mice love to nest in enclosed areas with high density of cushioning. Look for signs of burrowing underneath your home on the sides of your lawns as well.
  • “Grease” marks along where rodents frequent - If you see grease marks, foot prints or tail prints call in our rodent control experts. If the foot print is an inch in diameter then you're likely dealing with a rat while mice have feet about a quarter inch in diameter.

Mice and rats are a huge problem because these animals tend to frequent places where filth and disease are abundant. Often times they live in sewers and they can find their way into your home through sewer and drain lines. They also are frequent carriers of ticks and fleas, often spreading these infestations to family pets like cats and dogs. To make matters even tougher, they have the ability to crawl through spaces several times smaller than their bodies, meaning it’s incredibly difficult to keep these pests out once you get rid of them. 

What Attracts Rodents to a Home?

Rodents are attracted to homes for various reasons, often finding them to be ideal environments for their survival and reproduction. Understanding these factors can help homeowners prevent infestations effectively. 

Here's a breakdown of what attracts rodents to a home:

  • Food sources: Rodents are scavengers and will seek out easily accessible food. Leaving crumbs on floors, uncovered garbage bins, or improperly stored food can attract them.
  • Shelter: Homes provide shelter from harsh weather conditions and predators, making them attractive nesting sites for rodents seeking refuge.
  • Water availability: Like any other living creature, rodents need water to survive. Leaky pipes, standing water, or even condensation can provide a water source for rodents.
  • Clutter and debris: Piles of clutter, unused items, or debris in and around the home create hiding spots and nesting areas for rodents.
  • Entry points: Rodents can squeeze through small openings, including gaps around doors and windows, cracks in walls, or vents. Poorly sealed entry points make it easier for them to access homes.
  • Vegetation close to the home: Overgrown vegetation or trees near the house can serve as pathways for rodents to enter the home, providing cover and easy access.

In Houston, TX, where the climate can be warm and humid, these factors are particularly relevant. Homeowners should be vigilant in maintaining cleanliness, sealing entry points, and keeping vegetation trimmed to reduce the risk of rodent infestations.

How Can I Prevent Rodents From Invading My Home?

Preventing rodents from invading your home in Houston, or any other location, involves a combination of proactive measures. Here are some tips to help keep rodents at bay:

  • Seal Entry Points: Inspect your home for any gaps, cracks, or holes in the walls, foundation, and around doors and windows. Use caulk, steel wool, or other appropriate materials to seal these entry points.
  • Proper Food Storage: Keep food items, including pet food, in airtight containers made of glass or metal. Clean up crumbs and spills promptly. Dispose of garbage regularly and use bins with tight-fitting lids.
  • Trim Vegetation: Trim branches and shrubbery away from the exterior of your home to eliminate potential entry points and hiding spots.
  • Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean your home to remove potential nesting materials, such as paper, fabric, or cardboard. Vacuum and sweep regularly, paying attention to areas where crumbs may accumulate.
  • Secure Outdoor Storage: If you have sheds or outdoor storage, ensure they are secure and free of openings that rodents could use for shelter.
  • Secure Trash Bins: Ensure that your outdoor trash bins have tight-fitting lids to prevent rodents from accessing food waste.
  • The staff at preventive pest control are always professional and make sure to listen and respond quickly to any and all questions and issues we see. I would recommend them to everyone!

    Shannon T.

What to Expect in a Rodent Infestation Treatment

During a rodent infestation treatment, our inspectors will investigate your premises to figure out if you’re dealing with a mouse or rat problem, as the two will require different methods for extermination. Our experienced technicians can look through your home and determine everything from the type of infestation you have to the size and what method for extermination will likely be best. This allows us to create a rodent control plan that will truly solve your problem for good.

Once we have discovered the issue, we’ll use our knowledge to address and create an exclusionary plan of action—a method that not only gets the pests out but keeps them out by eliminating their entrances. We’ll work with you to highlight potential weak spots where they can be working their way in and help you close them off so your home remains safe, secure, and rodent-free.

Further Reading on Rats, Mice & Other Rodents:

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