Don’t wait until the rats have invaded your space; call us today! Denton Pest Control offers rodent control and rodent removal to the Denton, Texas area. If you have mice, pests, rodents, gophers, squirrels, or other pests or rodents that you want to be removed Denton Pest Control can be your Denton Rodent Control specialist! As social creatures, both rats and mice tend to get lonely without companions, which is why generally when you are not dealing with one little mouse, but rather his whole extended family. Just as you would tell your friends and family about the great restaurant you have found to eat, a mouse or rat will bring along companions to share in the food, warmth, and hospitality your home has to offer. Denton Rodent Control – Mice The adult house mouse is small and slender and about one to two inches long, excluding its tail. The tail is as long as the head and body combined. It has large ears, a pointed nose and small eyes. The fur color varies, but it is usually a light grey or brown, but could be darker shades. You can tell them apart from native mice by their almost fur less ears and scaly tails. They are good climbers, swimmers, and jumpers. They can run as fast as 8 miles per hour. Even so, they seldom travel farther than 50 feet from their homes. House mice in a city environment may spend their entire life in buildings. In rural and suburban settings, mice may not only live inside, but be found outside near foundations, in shrubbery, weeds, crawl spaces, basements, or in garages. They make their nest from soft material like paper, insulation, or furniture stuffing. These nests can be found in many places including walls, ceiling voids, storage boxes, drawers, under major appliances, or within the upholstery of furniture. Outside nests are found in debris or in ground burrows. Mice are considered nibblers, eating at many times and at different places. Mice will snack every one to two hours throughout the day. However, they do have two main meal times, one just before dawn and the other at dusk. Many times in kitchens you will find gnawing damage on the corner of boxes and paper which is shredded for their nest. Denton Rodent Control – Gophers Pocket gophers are the most common type of gopher. These rodents can be anywhere from 5 to 14 inches long. Pocket gophers have fur-lined pouches outside of the mouth, one on each side of the face. These pockets, which are capable of being turned inside out, are used for carrying food. Gophers are active year round, but are the most visibly active in the spring and fall when the soil is of the ideal moisture content for digging. They are extremely well adapted and built for an underground existence. Gopher underground burrows can be very deep, up to several feet, and several hundred feet in length. As gophers dig burrows, pushing the soil to the surface, they leave a mound, usually in a fan shape. Rats and mice be a nuisance around the house as they chew everything in sight. It is not uncommon to find chewed electrical cords and food supplies when mice or rats are involved. They will chew through practically anything when trying to get to food. However, they don’t have to chew a very large hole as 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 often times how mice and rats originally come to be in a home or business. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. For this reason it is important that any rodent control measures include finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry in the first place. This is a service that Denton Pest Control provides in its list of extermination services. Fill any small holes and gaps you find with steel wool kept in place with caulking around the edges. Larger holes can be fixed with cement, metal sheeting, lath metal, lath screen, or hardware cloth. Flashing can also be used around the base of the home to prevent entry. If this all sounds like too much work for you, that is okay as well. Denton Pest Control would be happy to not only rid your home of rodents, but to secure it from future invasions as well. Just give our Denton rodent control experts a call at (940) 202-2850 to schedule your consultation. No Risk! No Hassle! No Pressure!