Rodents, like mice and rats, are social creatures. They tend to get lonely without companionship. Once rodents find a good source of food, warmth, and security, just like your home, they’ll bring their entire family and start adding to it. Rats & Mice Not only are most people disgusted by the thought of rats or mice in their home, but these rodents also pose a number of health threats. According to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rodents found in Carrollton, Texas can carry a number of diseases. While not all rodents will be carriers of diseases, they can still be a nuisance around the house as they chew everything in sight. It is very common to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice and rats are involved. They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. In fact, they will even chew through a wall if they think there is food on the other side. Now, they don’t have to chew a very large hole because they can squeeze through tiny holes. In fact, mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel while rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a half dollar. This is usually how mice and rats originally get into a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. That is why it is very important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that our Carrollton rodent control specialists can perform for you. Common places for rats and mice to find gaps to squeeze through include around the pipes under your sink, between the floor and wall juncture, inside cabinets, and around doors. Don’t forget to look on the outside of your home for points of entry as well. The last thing you want is a rodent trapped in your walls and scratching all night and day. Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool, which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. Larger holes can be fixed with metal sheeting, cement, lath metal or screen, or hardware cloth. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. If this all sounds like too much work for you, don’t fear. We’d be happy to send out our Carrollton rodent control experts to not only rid your home of existing rodents, but to secure it from future invasions as well. Just give us a call at (972) 325-0760 to schedule your consultation.