We have several types of rodents that get into our Houston homes. Each rodent brings with it slightly different issues but all rodents share one thing in common, they damage our homes and our belongings. They chew holes to get inside. They chew holes to get from walls voids into food storage areas. They rip up insulation, rip wallpaper, and damage other building materials. When they explore attic spaces that have stored boxes, they can get into those boxes and damage the items inside. If they find furniture in an attic space, they may chew their way into them and create nests. As they move through a home doing damage, they spread ticks, lice, mites, fleas, and other parasites around. They can also get into food and contaminate them with harmful bacteria and human pathogens. It is never good to have a rodent in your home. So, when you find evidence of rodents around the outside of your Houston home, it is definitely a good idea to call Modern Pest Control.
There are many rodents that can damage the outside of your home and find there way in. Tiny rodents like the common house mouse and big fat rodents like Norway rats and roof rats are the most common Houston wildlife pests. Squirrels can also find their way into our Houston homes. While squirrels aren't as intrusive as mice or rats, they can still create many problems.
If you've seen evidence of rodent around your home, the team at Modern Pest Control has the technology and training to track those rodents down and remove them from your property. We also offer exclusion service to help prevent future infestation from taking root. But rodent control isn't a one-time, fix-it-all solution. Rodents don't make it that easy. Some are great climbers. Some burrow under the ground. Some are tiny and can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. And some can leap several yards to get from a tree branch to your roof. Along with this incredible mobility, they have those strong incisors. With their teeth, they can make a hole in a location that didn't have a hole before. That means an infestation can happen at any time, even after rodent control has been performed. When it does, that is frustrating. But there is a solution.
We offer rodent monitoring as part of our residential pest control plans. When you have Modern Plus, Signature, and Signature Plus pest protection, you get quarterly pest control visits. During these visits, your technician will perform inspections for pest pressures in and around your home.
If rodents get into your Houston home, they're likely to find their way into your attic. Your attic is secluded, warm, and filled with nest building materials. It's a rodent paradise.
Squirrels and roof rats will often enter attic spaces directly from access points on the roof. Mice will usually work their way up through wall voids to get into an attic. Since the attic is a common location for infestation, it is an area where your technician will look for signs of rodent activity. But these signs can be subtle. Modern Pest Technicians know what to look for and where to look.
Your technician will also perform an exterior inspection. Rodents explore your foundation perimeter before they get in. When they do, they leave signs of their activity.
If rodent activity is found during a routine visit, you'll know about it. That means you won't have mice and rats secretly spreading harmful bacteria, diseases, and parasites around your home. You'll have fast intel on their activities and access to quick trapping services.
Rodents aren't the only pests that can present a health threat for everyone living in your home. The ticks and fleas they can carry are linked to the transmission of dangerous human pathogens like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Ongoing pest control is essential protection every Texas homeowner should have. Get your protection in place today. It is easy to get started, just schedule a free inspection and we'll walk you through the process. You don't have to live with bugs, rodents, and wild critters or the dangers they pose.