Rodents, mainly mice and rats, are a fairly common problem in Fort Worth. Typically, once rodents have taken up residence in your home, they will look to nest and create a big family. You want to find and remove them before this happens. Fort Worth Rats & Mice Although you may not suspect it, rodents can actually pose a health risk to your family. Mice and rats have been documented to carry: Protect the health of your family, pets, or customers; call us today! Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Lassa Fever Leptospirosis Plague Salmonellosis Rat-Bite Fever Tularemia Even if a rodent doesn’t carry a disease, they’re still not something you want crawling around in your home. It is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice and rats are involved. Nothing will stop a rat. It will chew through anything on its way to food. Rats aren’t afraid of chewing through your walls to get to food. 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 Fort Worth rodent control specialists can perform for you. Below is a list of the common areas to find these holes and gaps inside your home. Remember that mice are not restricted to low areas as they are expert climbers. The common areas are: Around doors Around the pipes under sinks and washing machines Near floor vents Between the wall and floor juncture In your attic Inside closets near the floor corners Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool which is kept in place with caulking around the edges. If a hole is on somewhat large, you may consider using metal sheeting or cement to close the hole or gap. Flashing can also be used around the base of your home to prevent entry. This probably sounds overwhelming, but don’t fret. Not only can our Fort Worth rodent control professionals get rid of your existing rodent problem, but they can prevent future mice and rats from being able to enter your home. Call our Fort Worth rodent experts at (817) 484-6771 today to schedule your appointment.