Texas-Wasps

Texas Wasps

What are the wasps?

Wasps are stinging insects and are a separate species from both ants and bees. Unlike bees, wasps are capable of inflicting several stings at a time. Many wasps live in large colonies, while several species prefer solitary lives. Some of the more common wasps we can find here in Texas include yellow jackets, red wasps, carpenter bees, and hornets. Wasps are generally considered more aggressive than other stinging insects, though they would rather avoid humans if given a choice.

 

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Are wasps dangerous?

For most individuals, a single wasp sting from a female carpenter bee or red wasp may leave them with a painful red welt, but these stinging insects aren’t much danger on their own. The real danger comes when you happen to stumble upon an entire nest and cause hundreds of angry wasps to become aggressive toward you. Swarms of yellow jackets or hornets become dangerous for homeowners with families who spend lots of time outdoors. If you are allergic to wasp venom, getting stung even once can lead to a severe allergic reaction. You could suffer anaphylactic shock, which can be fatal in some cases.

 

Why do I have a wasp problem?

Wasps tend to be attracted to properties that provide them with several sources of food, water, and shelter. These resources allow wasps to build their nests where they will thrive. For their young to mature into adult wasps, these must find enough food to bring back to feed them. Because of this, properties with full trash bins, open food containers, and pet food left outside, and other easily-accessible food sources for these stinging insects are more likely to be targeted as potential nesting grounds for wasps.

Are rodents dangerous?

When roof rats or house mice get into your home, they can create a lot of problems for you and your family. Rodents must continuously find things to chew on to wear down their teeth. While they usually eat on nuts or seeds in the wild, they tend to do a lot of damage when they enter residential or commercial buildings. In fact, both mice and rats have been known to cause structural damage, start house fires by chewing through electrical wiring, and cause floods when they eat through major piping systems. And as if the cost of repairs isn’t enough, all rodents can carry multiple diseases onto your property and into your home. These diseases are transmitted through contaminated food items, water sources, or surfaces. They can be harmful and even life-threatening under the right circumstances.

Why do I have a wasp problem?

Wasps tend to be attracted to properties that provide them with several sources of food, water, and shelter. These resources allow wasps to build their nests where they will thrive. For their young to mature into adult wasps, these must find enough food to bring back to feed them. Because of this, properties with full trash bins, open food containers, and pet food left outside, and other easily-accessible food sources for these stinging insects are more likely to be targeted as potential nesting grounds for wasps.

Where will I find wasps?

Whether the wasps you are dealing with is solitary or part of a colony, they will need a reasonably sheltered location to build their nests. Some species, such as the yellow jacket will even build their nests underground, if necessary. However, other places you may find wasp nests include attics, sheds, roof eaves, porches, trees, and old ventilation systems.

 

Where do I get rid of wasps?

It is important to note that you should never attempt to remove a wasp infestation on your own. Many wasps build their nests in hard-to-reach places, which can make it dangerous to try and remove them without outside help. Additionally, if you disturb the nest too much, you run the risk of being stung by hundreds of threatened wasps.

 

At It’s Bugs Or Us®, we provide treatment and removal services for dangerous pests like wasps, and our team of skilled pest technicians has what it takes to do the job right. Those invading wasps won’t stay on your property after one of our pest control programs have been implemented on your home or business property! If wasps are disrupting your relaxation reach out to the certified pest professionals here at Its Bugs Or Us®. Ask about our home pest control that includes stinging insects!

How can I prevent wasps in the future?

When handling wasps on your property, your first action should always be to enlist the help of a trusted pest control provider like It’s Bugs Or Us®. However, you can make your property less attractive for wasps by implementing the following preventative measures onto your property:

    1. Empty your trash bins regularly.
    2. Keep your trash bins appropriately sealed.
    3. Never leave open soda cans, sauce bottles, or drinks outside.
    4. Find and seal any gaps or crevices that wasps could squeeze through to get inside.
    5. Try to avoid wearing scented lotions and perfumes.

To safeguard your property from wasps this year, reach out to us at It’s Bugs Or Us® to get started! If you are looking for stinging insect control for your business, ask us about our commercial pest control options. Check out this article for more wasp prevention tips.

Scorpions

Scorpions

What are scorpions?

A fact about scorpions that is not commonly known is that they actually fall under the same category as spiders – they are arachnids. Scorpions and spiders are distant cousins. Like spiders, scorpions have eight legs, no antenna or wings, and they have a strictly carnivorous diet that contains mostly insects. Unlike spiders, scorpions can be recognized by their front pincers (also called pedipalps) and their long tails. The tail end has a venomous stinger that is used to paralyze their prey or to scare off predators. Scorpions do not have bones. Instead, they have thick, flexible, exoskeletons made out of chitin, much like the shells of shrimp.

Are scorpions dangerous?

Fortunately, most species of scorpions do not have venom strong enough to harm humans in any significant way. Most scorpion stings will feel like bee stings and may leave the sting site tender and painful for several days. While all scorpions are venomous, only a few species of scorpion are actually fatal to humans. No scorpions in Texas are known to be dangerous to humans. However, there have been cases of allergic reactions that occurred due to the venom of scorpions.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

The natural habitat of scorpions is usually dry and desert-like. However, some species can be found living in forested or rocky areas. Most of the time, scorpions prefer to stay away from urban environments. However, new construction has been known to push scorpions out of their habitat and onto the property of neighbors. Additionally, water sources that attract insects to your yard may also eventually attract scorpions that are looking for easy access to a food source.

Where will I find scorpions?

Depending on the species of scorpion you are dealing with, you may find scorpions in a variety of different landscapes and environments. Some scorpions prefer dry and sandy habitats, while others would rather hide beneath a rock or in a forested area. When scorpions invade your property, they are foraging for the insect pests on which they feed. They will be found around water sources, light sources, or in areas with plenty of thick foliage that can be found on our properties.

Where do I get rid of scorpions?

Managing a scorpion infestation on your own can be very unwise. If you lack the proper equipment and skill to appropriately and safely remove scorpions from your property. You can be stung by the potent venom that scorpions inject into their victims when trying to remove scorpions from your property. The pain from the sting can leave you frustrated and exhausted. When you trust Its Bugs Or Us® with your scorpion infestation, you’re gaining a highly-trained team of pest control technicians. Its Bugs or Us® is dedicated to providing you with the protection you need. Scorpions won’t stay on your property for long when you have a comprehensive pest control plan protecting your home!

How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

Keeping your home protected from invading scorpions is nearly impossible without the help of a certified pest professional. If scorpions are bothering you and putting you at risk, looking into investing in a pest control program from It’s Bugs Or Us® is always your best solution!

 

To make your property less appealing to scorpions, consider the following preventative tips:

 
  1. Clear brush, woodpiles, and debris away from your property.
  2. Turn off your outdoor lights in the evening and overnight to avoid attracting insects that scorpions feed on.
  3. Remove sources of standing water that could attract insects.
  4. Seal all points of entry that scorpions could use to get inside.
  5. If scorpions are infesting your property, or asking about our advanced pest removal techniques, contact us at It’s Bugs Or Us®!
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Termites

what are termites?

Termites are small, wood-destroying insects that are usually between 1/4 of an inch and 1/2 an inch in length. These destructive insects are creamy-white to dark brown or black in color, and they live in large colonies with anywhere between 4,000 and 1,000,000 termites, depending on the species.

Drywood termites typically live in smaller colonies that only reach 4,800 termites or less, per colony. Subterranean termites may have much larger colonies overall. Subterranean termites depend on moisture and contact with soil to survive.

In contrast, dry wood termites don’t need either of those to live comfortably. Once a termite colony becomes large enough, they will begin producing winged reproductive termites to create a new colony somewhere nearby. These reproductive termites are commonly known as swarmers.

Are termites dangerous?

When it comes to the threats that termites can pose to humans, the only real danger is structural damage to your property. Termites aren’t known to bite, spread diseases, or cause humans any physical harm. However, they are infamous for the extreme amounts of destruction they can bring to your commercial or residential property.

Subterranean termites are some of the most destructive types of termites when it comes to man-made structures. Subterranean termites are more commonly known than other species of termite, such as dry-wood termites. While both types of termites can damage your property, subterranean termites are recognized for doing more damage, and more quickly. Given enough time, termites are capable of collapsing an entire building! Needless to say, these are pests you don’t want hanging around your home or business.

Why do I have a termites problem?

Depending on which species of termite you’re dealing with, they may be invading for a variety of different reasons. Subterranean termites invade properties with damp or water-damaged wood, often with direct wood-to-soil contact. Drywood termites, however, are more likely to invade wooden structures that are not in a state of decay and may or may not have contact with soil. If subterranean termites have invaded your property, you may have an existing moisture problem in your home that made it more attractive to them. If dry wood termites are infesting your property, they may have found unfinished wood on the outside of your building, making it easier for them to invade.

Where will I find termites?

Both termite species are often found in wooden structures above the ground. However, only subterranean termites need lots of moisture and contact with soil to have an above-ground colony. When subterranean termites are not infesting a property, they may be found in large, underground colonies. Once termites get inside, they can be found in structural beams, wooden supports, under floorboards, in rafters, under porches, inside the window frame, and inside structural components that are made out of wood.

How do I get rid of termites?

You may be tempted to try a DIY solution for your termite infestation, but understand that it takes years of experience to know the steps to eliminate termites. Often, several termite colonies are infesting separate parts of your property. This means that, even if you treat one colony, there may be several other colonies hidden elsewhere in your home or business. Here at It’s Bugs Or Us, we possess the tools and experience required to handle both small and large scale termite invasions. With our liquid treatments and baiting systems, you can achieve a termite-free home all year round. To get the complete termite protection you need, give us a call!

How can I prevent termites in the future?

With termites being are a significant problem for property owners throughout the United States, a quality termite control plan is your best option for a termite-free property! However, there are a few steps you can take to make your property less likely to be invaded, such as:

    1. Reducing as much moisture as possible. This includes removing water-damaged wood, repairing leaking fixtures, and repairing faulty piping.
    2. Ensuring that the exterior wooden components of your home are adequately painted and finished, as dry wood termites tend to invade unfinished wood.
    3. Keeping firewood stored away from your home or business building, and removing any old logs, stumps, or decaying wood from your property.
    4. Keeping the wood-to-soil contact on your property to a minimum as it can attract many different pests, including termites.

Unfortunately, even the steps listed above will not keep your property 100% safe from termites. The most effective way to have a termite-free property is with a little help from the pest technicians here at It’s Bugs Or Us. For more information on our termite removal methods or to schedule your free inspection, reach out to us today!

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Mosquitoes

What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals to provide the proper nourishment for their eggs. Interestingly enough, this means that only female mosquitoes are responsible for biting humans, while both male and female mosquitoes feed on plant nectar to meet their own nutritional needs.

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Unfortunately, mosquitoes are capable of doing more damage to humans than just the itchy red bite marks they leave us with. Mosquitoes are known carriers of several types of diseases that can cause major or even life-threatening health problems. Some of the diseases mosquitoes are known to carry include malaria, West Nile Virus, dengue fever, Chikungunya virus, and many others. These diseases are spread when an infected person or animal is bitten by a mosquito, and that same mosquito bites someone who is not infected, introducing the infected blood to the new host. If you start noticing signs of illness after being bitten by a mosquito, it’s always best to seek medical help right away!

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

During summer months and warmer weather, female mosquitoes are out searching for places to breed, rest, and lay eggs after nourishing their eggs with the protein of a blood meal. If the mosquito population on your property seems high, it may be because your property provides the perfect environment for mosquitoes to thrive as a species. Additionally, properties with a lot of moisture, standing water, thick foliage, and tall grass are especially attractive to mosquitoes.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes can generally be found around ponds, lakes, sources of standing water, and near areas with a lot of thick foliage. Properties that provide mosquitoes with space and resources they need to breed and reproduce are likely to have high mosquito populations. Wooded areas also seem to be a hot spot for mosquito activity.

Where do I get rid of mosquitoes?

Unfortunately, mosquitoes are pests that just can’t be properly treated without the help of a professional pest control provider. The pest professionals here at Its Bugs Or Us® have what it takes to keep your property mosquito-free all summer long. You won’t need to worry about itchy, red welts, or mosquito-borne diseases when our highly-trained pest technicians are on your side. If mosquitoes are disturbing your summer this year, consider reaching out to the licensed pest professionals here at Its Bugs Or Us®!

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

While there’s no way to keep mosquitoes off your property without professional mosquito treatment, you can take steps to make your property less attractive to these pests:

 
  1. Trim your grass short.
  2. Cut trees and shrubs away from your property.
  3. Avoid wooded areas.
  4. Reduce or remove all sources of still and standing water.
  5. Check your gutters to make sure debris isn’t keeping rainwater from draining properly.

Keep mosquitoes off your property with a professional mosquito control plan from Its Bugs Or Us®! For more information, reach out to us today!

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Ants

What are ants?

There are over 12,000 different species of ants, but most common home-invading ants display similar behaviors and habits. Ants are small social insects that are usually dark brown, black, or reddish-brown in color. Ant colonies may have 1,000 or more individual ants all working together to provide for, take care of, and protect each other. Most ant colonies are made up of female workers, reproductive males, and either one or several queens.

In nature, ants are beneficial for the environment, as they break down decaying matter and animal remains. When ants move from nature into your home, however, they become a nuisance. Common types of home-invading ants include sugar ants, pharaoh ants, raspberry crazy ants, odorous house ants, and carpenter ants.

Are ants dangerous?

When it comes to most ant species, they can do little to no harm to you or the structural integrity of your home. However, some ants, like pharaoh ants, are known to spread harmful bacteria that cause diseases, such as Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Clostridium, and Salmonella. These diseases are spread through the contamination of food sources, water sources, and counter surfaces. Carpenter ants are an ant species that may be “dangerous,” in the sense that they can cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs if they damage the structure of your home. Carpenter ants chew through the wood they tunnel through, but they do not eat it the way termites do. Instead, they use wooden structures to create a massive network of tunnels and nesting galleries.

Why do I have an ant problem?

Across all species of ants, the main reason ant colonies choose to invade homes is for food. Odorous house ants, pharaoh ants, raspberry crazy ants, and even carpenter ants, are all after the food sources they can find in your home. However, in the case of carpenter ants, they also invade the shelter your home can provide for them. If food is left in an area where ants can find and bring it back to their colony, it won’t be long until the whole colony moves closer to that available food source.

Where will I find ants?

Ants are always found in large colonies. If you see one ant, there’s a good chance that several more are somewhere nearby. Carpenter ants like to nest in wooden elements, such as structural beams, stumps, logs, and trees. Other species of ants may choose to nest in the ground or underneath piles of soil. Yet others like to build their colonies under sheds, porches, floorboards, and other warm, damp areas.

How do I get rid of ants?

Because of the large colonies that ants tend to live in, eliminating a dozen or more ants as you see them isn’t going to do you much good. The best way to have ants removed from your home is with a comprehensive pest control program from It’s Bugs Or Us®. We do pest control the right way – with advanced treatment methods and high-quality products. If ants are invading your home this year, trust the pest technicians here at It’s Bugs Or Us®. We’ll give you just what you need to protect your home all year round.

How can I prevent ants in the future?

As with other pests, you may face on your property, there is no true way to keep ants away without the help of a trusted pest control provider. There is good news, though! There are a few exclusionary methods you can try that may deter ants from entering your property in the first place:

    • Trim tree branches and large bushes away from the exterior walls of your home. Pests often use these natural bridges to get inside.

    • Eliminate sources of standing water. Pests such as termites, ants, and mosquitoes depend on moisture to survive.
    • Install door sweeps and seal any cracks around your foundation and walls that ants may be able to crawl in through.
    • Keep your property clean by sweeping, mopping, and wiping your countertops regularly.
    • Store all food items in sealed plastic containers or in the refrigerator.

At It’s Bugs Or Us®, we provide a wide variety of solutions and treatment options for homes afflicted with ants or other pests. To schedule your free pest control inspection, contact us!

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Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, parasitic insects that depend on the blood of humans or animals to survive. Unfortunately for us, bed bugs seem to prefer the blood of humans over that of other animals. These pests are commonly found invading homes and businesses and are making a comeback here in the United States.

Bed bugs are flat, oval insects that resemble an apple seed in size and coloring. Unlike many other pests that infest homes and businesses, bed bugs are only able to travel from place to place with your help or the help of someone you know. Bed bugs are hitchhiking pests, which means they won’t be entering your home through cracks in your exterior walls or through your foundation the way many other pests would. Bed bug eggs are the size of a pinhead and are typically tannish-white in color.

Are bed bugs dangerous?

Other than causing minor skin irritation and a lot of frustration, bed bugs are not known to cause any real threats to properties or humans. However, just because bed bugs may not be able to harm you with more than itchy, red bite marks don’t mean you want them on your property. The itchy red bites bed bugs leave after feeding can become irritated and infected if scratched excessively. Bed bugs are capable of laying up to 500 eggs during their life cycle. This means that only two or three-bed bugs to start with can multiply to over a thousand within a short time period. Once a bed bug infestation grows this large, it becomes impossible to handle alone.

Why do I have a bed bug problem?

The only way bed bugs will ever enter your property is if you or someone you know happens to bring one into your home. Bed bugs travel from existing infested locations to new locations by crawling onto clothing, bags, or personal belongings, and hitching a ride into your home or business. Traveling increases your risk of bringing home bed bugs because public spaces such as airports, hotels, and public transportation have a higher likelihood of being infested with these pests. After all, more people are traveling back and forth through those areas, often bringing bed bugs with them if they have an infestation in their home.

Where will I find bed bugs?

Most bed bugs prefer to live within range of a proper blood meal at any given moment, but they are capable of surviving for days, or even weeks, without feeding. Areas where you may be more likely to find bed bugs in your home include in your bedsheets, in the couch cushions, under piles of clothing, and in blankets. However, bed bugs are experts at hiding. They are sometimes found behind wallpaper, under flooring, embedded in carpets, and inside electrical outlets.

How do I get rid of bed bugs?

Bed bugs are some of the most difficult pests to get rid of. These small pesticide-resistant insects infest properties quickly, becoming a problem before you even realize they are there. When it comes to keeping bed bugs off your property, professional bed bug control is your best option. It’s Bugs Or Us® provides comprehensive pest control plans for pests of all sorts, including bed bugs. Our team of bed bug specialists will walk you through our inspection and treatment plans to make sure your home gets just exactly what it needs. Let the pest technicians here at It’s Bugs Or Us® handle your pest infestation, so you don’t have to!

It’s easy to miss bed bugs when you have other things on your mind, but one of the best ways to make sure your home doesn’t become infested is to find and inspect the most common ways they invade. To avoid bringing bed bugs onto your property by mistake, consider the following preventative methods:

    • When buying used furniture, inspect each item thoroughly before bringing it into your home.
    • Don’t set your personal items, luggage, or belongings on the floor of public spaces.
    • Always inspect your hotel room for signs of bed bugs (blood spots on sheets, tiny white eggs, dead bed bugs).
    • When traveling, consider placing any extra clothing in plastic bags.
    • If you see signs of bed bugs on your clothing or bags, put those items in your washer and dryer on the highest heat setting.

For effective bed bug and pest control treatments, reach out to the team of pest technicians here at It’s Bugs Or Us®!

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Spiders

What are spiders?

While it may be easy to slip up and mistake spiders for insects, they are actually better categorized as arachnids and are closely related to ticks. These pests are some of the most common home-invading pests and can be found all throughout the United States, including here in Texas. a spider crawling outside of a home in Houston texas.

Spiders have some characteristics that differentiate them from insects. They have eight legs rather than six, and they have no wings or antennae. Spiders also eat insects as their primary source of food. It may be quite unpleasant to find spiders inside your home. Spiders are actually helpful creatures when they’re found out in nature as they help to keep the populations of insects at a reasonable level. When they invade our homes, however, they become much more harmful than they are helpful!

Are spiders dangerous?

Most spider species, such as the wolf spider, are not harmful to humans other than being a nuisance to deal with. When wolf spiders invade, the most you will need to worry about is their significant, frightening appearance and a possible bite. Fortunately, wolf spider bites are not dangerous, despite the pain they cause. The real danger comes when poisonous arachnids such as a black widow or brown recluse spiders find a way into your home. Bites from these spiders can cause significant neurological or tissue damage, depending on the amount of venom injected and your sensitivity to the bite. If you suspect that you or someone you know has been bitten by a brown recluse or black widow spider, you must seek medical help immediately.

Why do I have a spider problem?

What many people do not know is, if you have a spider problem, chances are they’ve been hanging around for quite a while. Many spiders that are found on your property hatched there, or have lived there for most of their lives. When spiders come out of hiding to find a mate, you are more likely to spot them and discover an existing spider infestation. Sometimes spiders do come indoors, however, usually following their food source. If you have a current insect problem in your home, spiders won’t be too far behind them. Once inside, they may forget how to get back out or choose to stay if there are plenty of insects to feed on.

Where will I find spiders?

You’ve probably heard the saying, “they’re more scared of you than you are of them” about spiders before, and it’s actually true! Most spiders actually prefer to stay away from areas with lots of human activity and are quite reclusive by nature. In fact, they would instead find a beautiful corner, attic, or shelf to hide in, away from the hustle and bustle of other creatures. When spiders invade your home, they may choose to hide in closets, high shelves, corners, attics, wall spaces, boxes, and any other place that keeps them hidden from your sight. Outdoors, spiders may be found under rocks, in logs, under sheds, and in trees.

Where do I get rid of spiders?

Spiders can be troublesome pests to handle on your own. They can even be dangerous if poisonous spiders like black widows or the brown recluse are involved. Treating spider infestations should always be left to the pest professionals here at Its Bugs Or Us®. Our team of licensed pest professionals knows how to keep spiders (and the insect pests they invade for) out of your home. Give us a call here at It’s Bugs Or Us® to receive a professional pest control plan that will fit the needs of your home!

How can I prevent spiders in the future?

One of the best ways to keep spiders out is to prevent the insect pests they hunt from invading your home and property. Unless spiders were already living on your property, most spiders won’t choose to invade a home without food sources drawing them in. To accomplish this, try these preventative measures:

 
  1. Install door sweeps on all exterior doors.
  2. Repair torn window screens.
  3. Turn outdoor lights off at night to avoid attracting insects.
  4. Clean your home regularly to remove dust and clear out areas where spiders may hide.
  5. Knockdown abandoned spider webs to discourage new spider invaders from setting up their own.
  6. With a professional pest control plan from the professionals here at Its Bugs Or Us® in place for your property, you can have a pest-free home in no time at all. Don’t let spiders keep spinning their webs in your home. Instead, reach out to us at It’s Bugs Or Us® for effective spider control and prevention services for your home!
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Rodents

What are rodents?

Rodents are small mammals with a set of large, constantly-growing front incisors. Their front teeth, located in both the upper and lower jaws, are used to break open hard seeds and nuts. Common rodent names you may be familiar with include roof rats, Norway rats, house mice, and field mice. These four types of rodents are some of the most common home invaders and can be between 2 and 18 inches long, depending on their species. Again, depending on their exact species, a rodent’s fur may be a mixture of blacks, grays, browns, and tans. Other rodents may have dark-colored bodies and lighter bellies. In Texas, mice and rats are especially common pest invaders.

Are rodents dangerous?

When roof rats or house mice get into your home, they can create a lot of problems for you and your family. Rodents must continuously find things to chew on to wear down their teeth. While they usually eat on nuts or seeds in the wild, they tend to do a lot of damage when they enter residential or commercial buildings. In fact, both mice and rats have been known to cause structural damage, start house fires by chewing through electrical wiring, and cause floods when they eat through major piping systems. And as if the cost of repairs isn’t enough, all rodents can carry multiple diseases onto your property and into your home. These diseases are transmitted through contaminated food items, water sources, or surfaces. They can be harmful and even life-threatening under the right circumstances.

Why do I have a rodent problem?

When roof rats or house mice get into your home, they can create a lot of problems for you and your family. Rodents must continuously find things to chew on to wear down their teeth. While they usually eat on nuts or seeds in the wild, they tend to do a lot of damage when they enter residential or commercial buildings. In fact, both mice and rats have been known to cause structural damage, start house fires by chewing through electrical wiring, and cause floods when they eat through major piping systems. And as if the cost of repairs isn’t enough, all rodents can carry multiple diseases onto your property and into your home. These diseases are transmitted through contaminated food items, water sources, or surfaces. They can be harmful and even life-threatening under the right circumstances.

Where will I find rodents?

As we previously mentioned, rodents prefer to stay out of sight when they enter your home and will generally only venture out to forage at night or when you’re not around. You may find rodents if you inspect; attics, wall voids, under porches, high cabinets, shelves, storage areas, utility sheds, and your garage.

Where do I get rid of rodents?

It’s important to understand that you should never try to handle a rodent infestation on your own. Rodents are capable of reproducing rapidly, which means even if you get rid of some on your own, your problem is far from over. Additionally, rodents may become aggressive when cornered and can transmit dangerous diseases when they bite. Here at It’s Bugs Or Us®, we believe that effective pest control starts with a quality pest control plan. Our pest technicians are dedicated to equipping you with a pest control plan that will keep your home or business property protected year-round. For more information on our service plans or to schedule a free inspection, reach out to us!

How can I prevent rodents in the future?

Other than one of the effective pest control plans from Its Bugs Or Us®, there’s really no way to keep rodents out of your home 100% of the time. You can make your property less attractive to rodents by removing the food sources, hiding spaces, and openings that may be used to enter your home.

 

Try these preventative measures to safeguard your home:

 
  1. Clean your counters regularly.
  2. Don’t leave food out on your counter surfaces.
  3. Never leave pet food out overnight.
  4. Seal your trash cans, and store them away from the exterior of your home.
  5. Remove clutter such as boxes, papers, and toys from your floors.
  6. Remove piles of leaves, wood, sticks, and other organic debris from your yard.
  7. Keep your grass trimmed short.

Keeping rodents away from your home becomes easy with the help of one of our pest technicians here at Its Bugs Or Us® on your side. Our services are designed to rid Texas properties of rodents. To secure a professional rodent control plan for your property, give us a call here at It’s Bugs Or Us®! We’d be happy to help solve your pest problem.