Many Texans welcome the cooler, more comfortable temperatures of winter. While the drop in temperature and humidity is a welcome change, the cold nights also welcome uninvited pests into thousands of Houston homes. To protect your home from a rodent infestation, call Green Team Pest. We will evict your unwanted “guests” so you can enjoy a pest-free home once more.
Rat Problems on the Rise
According to Patch Media, Houston has one of the largest rat populations in the country! In fact, Houston was ranked 17th on Orkin’s list of “Rattiest Cities” in 2019, moving up six slots from last year’s ranking of 23rd. As such, homeowners are finding it exceedingly difficult to manage rat and rodent problems on their own.
Effects of a Rodent Infestation
Rodents are pretty gross. In addition to striking fear into the hearts of homeowners, they can also carry disease, emit an unpleasant odor, and leave droppings everywhere. Plus, rodents are known to chew wires, piping, and wooden structures, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Rodents also build nests in difficult to reach places and multiply quickly.
Rodent Removal and Pest Control
At Green Team Pest, we strive to provide a pest-free home for every family. For this reason, we customize a unique rodent control plan for each of our clients to provide the most effective, least invasive treatment possible. Simply put, we look for conditions that invite rodents into your home, remove the invaders, and help deter future ones. Rodents are no match for Green Team.
Preventing Future Infestations
After we treat your home, our team will make recommendations on how to prevent rodent problems in the future. Some of our commonly recommended practices, in accordance with EPA guidelines, include:
- Sealing holes inside and outside the house. Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime, so a well-sealed home is crucial.
- Remove leaf piles and deep mulch that could serve as potential rodent nesting sites.
- Clean up food and water sources in and near your home.
- Keep kitchen garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids.
- Turn compost piles to cover newly added food scraps.
- Stop feeding outdoor birds while you are controlling an infestation.
Call Green Team Pest
If you have a rodent problem, contact Green Team today at (281) 295-1633. Additionally, we provide pest control and termite inspections and treatment in Houston, Pearland, League City, and beyond. Request an on-site consultation today!