Are You Struggling With A House Mouse Infestation In Henderson?

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If you hear the pitter-patter of little feet overhead or scratching and squeaking in your walls, you may have a rodent infestation, possibly of house mice, in your Houston home. In this guide, you'll learn the habits and behaviors of common rodents, the damage and dangers rodents bring into your home, why it's almost impossible to DIY a rodent solution, and why you should call a professional Henderson pest control company like Anver Pest Control to get rid of the problem for you.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common Rodents

There are about 1,500 types of rodents in the world today. All of them have front incisor teeth that never stop growing – a house mouse's teeth can grow up to four inches in a year, while rats' teeth can grow nine inches, and they need to chew constantly to prevent these teeth from getting too long. The most common rodents in Henderson you'll find in your home are mice and rats. The house mouse is one of the smaller mice, only 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches long, with a tail approximately the same length.

In the wild, house mice eat grains and seeds, but they'll also snack on insects, fruits, and nuts. Inside your home, they'll eat anything you do but have a preference for grain-based foods like cereal. Mice typically make their nests in attics, near hot water heaters, or in wall voids – the space between the wall studs that hold your walls up.

The Damage And Dangers Rodents Can Cause In Your Home

Because all rodents have teeth that never stop growing, they have to constantly gnaw to keep them from overgrowing. The problem with that is that they'll start chewing on your walls and floors to make holes to get around your house. They'll also chew on your furniture, cabinets, cupboards, doors, and door jambs. 

If that wasn't bad enough, they also gnaw on your pipes, cables, and electrical wires, leading to possible water damage, carbon monoxide poisoning, and serious fire hazards. 

On top of that, rodents are known to carry several diseases that can infect people, including:

  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • E. coli
  • Giardia
  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM)
  • Salmonella
  • Tularemia

Between the damage they can cause and the potential diseases they may carry, it's important that you call a rodent pest control company like Anver Pest Control as soon as you see the first indications of an infestation.

Why It Is So Hard To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Own

It's almost impossible to DIY a rodent problem all by yourself. First, you don't know where to look for the rodents. Even if you did, you don't want to punch holes in your walls to try to trap them or feed them from bait stations.

Second, and even more important, you are unlikely to keep up with their breeding. A house mouse can give birth to half a dozen babies every three weeks. Those babies are sexually mature at six to eight weeks old when they start having their own half dozen young every three weeks. There's just no possible way for you to keep up with that kind of infestation expansion.

That's why the only effective rodent control is professional rodent control.

Contact The Pros At The First Sign Of Rodents In Your Home

At Anver Pest Control, we have years of experience in pest control. We know exactly how to get rid of rodents and prevent them from returning. Our local family-owned and operated company offers effective, efficient, and organized services. If you are struggling with rodents in your home or business or want to be proactive, contact Anver Pest Control today to request a free estimate or inspection.