More Than 60 Years of Pest Control in Midlothian & Springtown
Even though rodents may sometimes seem like an invisible and relatively harmless presence, they can actually cause a great deal of damage on your property, as they know how to chew through structures, plumbing, and wiring with their teeth. In addition to this, they contaminate food with urine and droppings and are known to carry harmful germs and diseases.
If you have even the slightest hint of a rodent problem in your home or business, it is important to act immediately and contact our Springtown rodent removal experts at Tom Samples Pest Control. We have more than 60 years of experience in the field, and can quickly and effectively get rid of the mice and rats in your building.
What are some of the signs of a rodent infestation at my home or business?
• Food debris that has been left near nesting sites.
• Teeth marks in plumbing pipes, wiring, structures, or even food containers.
• Urine and tiny fecal matter.
• Noticeable sounds of scurrying in the walls, above the ceiling, and under the floorboards.
Effectively Ridding Your Building of Mice & Rats
Our exterminator is able to deal with any type of rodent issue that you may be experiencing, including house mice, Norway Rats, Black Rats, and more. We know that the best way to prevent an infestation is usually prevention.
With exclusion services, we can make sure entry points in your roofing, siding, exhaust vents, and other areas are effectively blocked off, and that rodents are prevented from entering the building in the first place. Whether you are experiencing an emergency that needs to be dealt with, need an exclusion performed, or anything in between, count on us for the professional assistance you deserve.
Facts About Rodents
Unlike some other pests which are merely an annoyance, rodents pose a serious health risk. They can carry and spread a number of diseases, primarily the hantavirus. Their droppings and urine can contaminate food and water. Furthermore, they frequently damage parts of buildings and electrical wiring with their chewing habits.
Rats are capable of chewing through aluminum, mortar, wood, and even sheetrock and cement. Because of their destructive habits, they can even get into plumbing pipes and compromise the safety of drinking water. Rats are voracious eaters and will consume a huge variety of substances. It is extremely difficult to keep rats and mice out of buildings and structures and it requires a skilled pest removal service to ensure their elimination.
About the Norway Rat
• This rat is often found under floors, foundations, and trash.
• The entrances to their burrows are usually smooth.
• They are generally very active.
• They can grow up to 16 inches long.
• Their tails are generally shorter than their bodies.
• They are generally grayish-brown, but can also be black or red-brown in color.
• They mostly eat grains, vegetation, and seeds, but will eat almost anything.
About the Roof Rat or Black Rat
• They are also called house rats or ship rats.
• They generally make their nests in the spaces between walls or in attics. They have also been known to nest in trees or plants.
• They can grow up to 16 inches, with tails that are longer than their bodies.
• They are generally black, brown, or whitish gray.
• They consume nuts, fruits, snails, and more.
• They reproduce very quickly and are capable of giving birth to about six young every three weeks.
• They are highly adaptable creatures and can survive in a range of intense conditions or settings.
• They grow to be about five to eight inches long, with tails that are as long as their bodies.
• Their colors vary from light brown to black.
• They rely on their keen sense of smell to explore their environment.
• They eat nearly all substances, including insects, snails, worms, carrion, and seeds.
• They can survive long periods of time without water.