In Dallas, Texas some of the most common rodents that can be found living in the area include the following:
These rodents tend to have a long, thin body covered in dark brown or black fur with gray hairs sprinkled throughout, and a lighter-colored belly. They have a pointed nose, large ears, and large dark-colored eyes. Their scaly, hairless tails are usually longer than their head and body.
These rats have a dense body, covered in shaggy gray or brown fur, with a lighter colored underbelly. Norway Rats have a blunt nose, small ears, and little black eyes.
Wood rats tend to live in marshy or wooded areas. The most common species of Wood Rat found in Texas is the bushy tail Wood Rat which is distinguishable from other Texas rat species because of its long tail covered in a visible layer of fur. Male Wood Rats can grow to be over a foot in length and can weigh over a pound when they are full grown.
One of the most common species of mice invading homes and yards is the common house mouse. They are light brown to gray and have a light cream-colored underbelly. These mice have a pointed nose, large ears, and their tail has a light layer of fur.
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Why do I have a rodent problem?
Rodents will often find their way into yards that provide them with food, water, and shelter. Things like gardens, open trash cans, clogged gutters, leaky outdoor faucets, and dense vegetation attract rodents of all types in Texas. Once rodents are comfortable on your property, they may enter your home to search for new food sources. They also tend to move inside during periods of extreme heat in Texas during the summer months.
Where will I find rodents?
Rodents like to nest in darker, quiet areas, away from humans and close to food sources. Rodents are highly adaptable and can be found living in suburban, urban, and rural areas all around Texas. Outdoors, rodents live in tall grasses, trees, dense vegetation, and gardens. Indoor nesting spots include above the ceiling, under the flooring, attics, crawlspaces, and behind large appliances.
Are rodents dangerous?
When rodents like rats and mice find their way inside your home or business, they become dangerous for many different reasons. They are able to chew through and destroy electrical wires, pipes, insulation, drywall, flooring, etc.; these rodent chewing habits can trigger fires and may also cause water damage. Rats that burrow may cause problems around sidewalks, foundations, and decks. Rodents contaminate food and food preparation areas with harmful bacteria. Rodents often introduce unwelcomed harmful bacteria, diseases, and parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites into your home or business.
How do I get rid of rodents?
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Rats are primarily active at night, or nocturnal. They have poor eyesight, but they have very keen senses of taste, hearing and smell. They will often climb to find food or shelter, and they can gain entrance to a building through any opening larger than 1/2 inch in diameter. They can enter structures by gnawing, climbing or jumping. They can also swim through sewers and enter through toilets or broken drainpipes.
Rats constantly explore and learn about their environment, memorizing the locations of pathways, obstacles, food, water, shelter and other elements in their domain. They can quickly detect and tend to avoid new objects placed in a familiar environment. Thus, objects such as traps and bait stations often are avoided for the first several days or longer after they are placed. Additional Info can be found here: Click Here Credit for this acritical goes to The University of Missouri.
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