Mice and rats have been major pests for humans since the dawn of civilization, and they continue to bother many people. Although there are only a few species of “true” mice and rats living in the United States, many other small rodents are commonly referred to as mice or rats as well. Examples include pack rats, kangaroo rats and deer mice. Whatever their taxonomy, these pests can pose substantial harm to the homes they invade.
They’re attracted to the same foods that humans eat, and they can quickly deplete a pantry. They can chew through food containers and make a mess of spilled food, trash and droppings in their wake. Worse, mice and rats are known to carry a wide range of diseases that can be spread to humans through contact with rodents or their feces.
Rodents are capable of squeezing into tight spaces, like holes in your baseboards or the space behind the refrigerator. Their teeth and jaws are strong enough to gnaw through wood, plastic and even concrete, and the sound of their gnawing is enough to keep homeowners up at night. Left alone, these rodents will use their gnawing and digging skills to create tunnels and burrows in the foundation of your home.
Mice and rats also breed very quickly, and a pair of rats can quickly expand into an infestation of thousands within a year. This is why it’s so important to have a professional service take care of infestations before they start. At Texas Bugs-Or-Us, we have the tools to eradicate any pest population, large or small. Call us for a free quote today.