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Denton Pest Control offers rodent control and removal. If you have pests, gophers, squirrels, or other kinds of pest that crawls inside your house without your permission and want to be removed, our company can be your Rodent Control specialist!

As social creatures, both rats and mice tend to get lonely without companions, so generally, when they are present at your home, you are not just invaded by one rat, rather you are being invaded by their whole family. Just as you would tell your friends and family about the great restaurant you have discovered to eat, a mouse or rat will bring along companions to share in the food, warmth, and hospitality your home has to offer.

Rodent Control – Mouse

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 types by their almost furless 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, they 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 ground burrows. Mice are considered nibblers, eating at many times and different places. They 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.

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, and 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.

Rodents in the hole!

Rats and mice can 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 these pests are around. They will chew through practically anything when trying to get 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 how they originally come to our homes and businesses. They have squeezed through some tiny hole that no one noticed. For this reason, it is important that any preventive measures including finding the gaps and holes that allowed entry of rodents must be sealed off to prevent infestation in our houses. This is a service that Denton Pest Control provides in its list of extermination services.

We are happy to get rid of your rodent problems. We do it fast, efficiently and professionally. Give our specialists a call now. Dial (940) 202-2850 to schedule a consultation now. Yes! We do the killing!