Winter is nearing in the Rockwall area and pest removal becomes a much more needed service. Many homeowners in the Rockwall area have several factors that contribute to their need for pest removal or rodent removal. We offer several options for pest removal, including trapping. Once we determine the circumstances of your rodent problem, we make a recommendation to solve the issue.
Why Rodents Enter the Home
1. It is cold. As the weather becomes colder, racoon, mice, rats, squirrels and other rodents do seek a warmer place to stay. Your home, unfortunately, is a prime location for a rodent to seek shelter and warmer living conditions. Rodents can fit in very small cracks and holes in the home, making it important to check your roof lines, brick and garage door regularly.
2. Food. It is no secret that mice and racoons especially seek food in the home. This may not always be food you eat though. Dog food for example can attract rodents and we’ve even had cases of opossum entering a garage and rummaging through dog food. Many homeowners do keep their dog food in the garage, so if that is you, just make sure it is sealed and not left open.
3. Rockwall is close to the lake. Rodents enter homes, sometimes, out of convenience. With many homes in Rockwall and Heath very close to the lake, it is easy for a mouse, rat or other rodent to take a stroll up to a home. For example, it is very common for homeowners in Chandlers Landing to have mice and snakes on their property. This is partially due to the close proximity to the lake and the mature vegetation in that development. There are also a couple of ponds in that neighborhood, providing more space for rodents and snakes to live and seek food in.
While there are other reasons that pests enter the home, our pest removal services usually revolve around one of the above circumstances. Once we arrive and asses the situation there are a number of options we provide for the removal of the pests. We offer pest trapping services, which are common for racoons, squirrels, opossum, etc. Once we have a location established, we can set a trap or two and bait the rodent in to the trap. Once it has gone off, we return to remove the rodent.
For mice and rats, even if they are inside the attic or home, we often recommend a bait box. This does not involve trapping, but rather bait that will eliminate the existence of the rodents in and around your home.
Pest removal services increase this time of year, so don’t hesitate to call us if you hear some scratching in your attic, notice some chewed wire or see an animal on your property that shouldn’t be there.