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Dallas Rodent Control
Can you tell me more about Trutech’s rodent removal services?
Certainly! Rodent control is a very straightforward, albeit extensive, process. After an initial inspection to determine how extensive your Dallas rodent control issue is, there may be up to four parts of any given rodent control plan.
- Seal openings that lead to the outside of your home to keep any more rodents from gaining entry
- Trap any rodents present inside your home, like attics or basements
- Rodent feces/urine clean-up
- Exterior setup of rodent bait stations to keep the problem solved for good
Rodents in the Garage
There is a rodent in our garage that lives in between the water heater and our car hood. It leaves waste by the water heater, and we don’t know what is drawing it to the area and keeping it there—there’s no apparent food source or water other than the windshield washer fluid hose (which it’s chewed a hole in). How do we fix this rodent problem in our garage?
Though it doesn’t happen often, rodents have the ability to ruin the insides of a vehicle. They are quite persistent pests whose main goal is to ensure repopulation and safety of offspring. What begins as a simple rodent in the garage can turn into a power outage in just a few weeks.
To keep the rodent control situation in check, the team at Trutech of Dallas will need to create a rodent control plan. This plan typically consists of a rodent bait station and will effectively remove rodents from inside and around your home. The majority of homes require 2–5 bait stations to resolve and prevent future rodent infestation.
Most homes need anywhere from 2-5 rodent bait stations that will kill off the current issue and help against future infestation.
Rodents in the Ductwork?
There seems to be some type of small creature in our air conditioning ductwork, but we only hear evidence of it sometimes late at night when the house is silent. What should we do?
There’s a high likelihood that you have a rodent visitor in your ductwork. Rodents like roof rats are extremely common in Dallas and the rest of Texas. Luckily, roof rats usually only enter the home for shelter from the elements and safety from predators—not in search of food. Rats have determined that houses are very safe for nesting.
Rodents like roof rats will occasionally chew into the duct work to reach the warm or cold air. Rats’ eyesight is quite poor and their urine/pheromone trail allows them to return to the nest after foraging. Unfortunately, this trail can attract other predators like snakes or even additional rats, which can quickly turn into a rat infestation.
The best plan of action is to call a professional wildlife removal specialist to inspect your Dallas home thoroughly. These inspection areas will include roof, soffit and vents, attic/crawlspace, and ductwork. Once completing this inspection, your Trutech of Dallas technician will be able to determine which type of creature it is and the entry/exit points.
Your Dallas technician can then discuss with you the best way to get rid of rats in your home and keep them out.
Rodents Getting into Human Food
My groceries were left in their bags yesterday, and when I got home, a chicken package had been ripped open and a piece was gone. My deli turkey was also under the table and half-eaten. I’ve looked all over the house but have found no evidence of the animal that did it. Can you help?
The culprit could be a whole host of critters, like a raccoon, a skunk, or a opossum. It’s most likely a rodent, and almost certainly a rat.
Our rodent technician will need to conduct an inspection of your Dallas home to determine what type of infestation you’re dealing with, the entry points, and how bad the damage is to your attic. Depending on the severity of the rodent issue, the plan typically takes a few days to a few weeks from start to finish.
How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Dallas Home
Is it possible to put bendable metal pieces on garage doors to help keep rodents out by sealing gaps? Is it something Trutech of Dallas can help with?
First, we’ll need to inspect your Dallas home to figure out what type of problems the gaps in your garage are responsible for—namely, which type of animals are using them as entry points. This will help us craft a rodent control plan.
An example of rodent control we might use is to fill said gaps with a sealant foam meant for insects. If rodents are the issue, we will use metal flashing to protect your building. The home inspection and the work can take several hours, depending on the required work and severity of the problem.
Rodents in Outbuildings & Commercial Buildings
I work in a warehouse, and I think there might be animals in there, too. Can someone come to inspect the area for creatures?
Do you get the gut feeling like there’s a creature around but you can’t physically see it? Chances are it’s a rodent problem. Rodent issues are common in homes and businesses alike, especially in the Dallas area. Their chewing ability allows them to gain access through very small holes.
Rodents are fairly withdrawn creatures when it comes to human interactions, and they’re good at staying hidden. Homeowners and business owners probably won’t see the rodents themselves, but will see the evidence of their presence, like droppings.
When dealing with possible rodent problems, it is best to have a professional technician like the team at Trutech of Dallas come onsite to inspect the building. Once identifying the entry point and type of rodent issue, your technician will be able to put together a control plan based on the species that was determined. This plan may consist of trapping, exclusion (sealing the building), a monthly follow-up, sanitization/clean-up, and a parasite treatment.