Fleas Can Transmit Diseases to Humans and Household Pets

 

 

Fleas Can Hide in Tall Grass and Among Yard Debris

Published on August 18, 2017

Apart from exclusion methods, the most efficient and effective way to eliminate the chances of flea infestation is to get rid of potential flea hiding places outside your home like long grass and excessive vegetation. On that note, it’s worth mentioning that fleas cannot fly, but they can jump impressive distances considering their size.

Humans traversing these areas should be wary of the jumping fleas, and should examining skin and clothing as closely as possible before re-entering their home. In conjunction with cutting grass and pulling weeds, it would be a wise decision to employ chemical control products or various pesticides in order to cut down on flea breeding, especially during the spring and summer months.

Since fleas depend on a mammalian host to survive, they can prove to be an almost-constant problem for humans. They are often brought into the home by household pets. These parasites prefer long-haired pets like dogs and cats, because the hairs provide both a means of attaching themselves to the host, and a suitable hiding place once they begin sucking blood.

Fleas are unique pests in that employing exclusion methods to deal with an infestation are not always effective. However, it’s possible to help prevent an infestation in the first place by sealing any gaps and holes in the foundation of your home so that mice, rats, and any other small animals that could possibly play host to fleas cannot gain entrance to your home.

Additionally, since pets frequently bring fleas into the home from outdoors, the use of a vet-approved anti-flea product on pets is recommended.

Thanks largely to their size, signs of fleas in the home might not be immediately apparent. One such sign, however, is the repeated scratching or grooming of household pets. This behavior is often a clear indication that a number of fleas may already be present—and breeding—inside your home. To make matters worse for your pet, fleas can often nest in pet bedding, providing easy access to an unsuspecting host.

Flea infestations are nothing to ignore, and a pest control expert should be consulted as soon as possible if you suspect that your home is being overrun. This pest control expert will be able to help identify the source of the infestation and will be able to prescribe and number of remedies for the situation.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas flea control experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If fleas have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced flea removal experts.

Fleas Can Lay Eggs in a Variety of Innocuous Places

Fleas Can Hide and Breed in Carpeting, Clothing, and Upholstery

Fleas can lay their eggs on the ground, buried within rugs and carpets, in the lining or bedding, clothing, or upholstery, and even in cracks in the floor. What’s more, they have an incredibly short gestation period, and the eggs of most species hatch within two days.

Since fleas depend on a mammalian host to survive, they can prove to be an almost-constant problem for humans. They are often brought into the home by household pets. These parasites prefer long-haired pets like dogs and cats, because the hairs provide both a means of attaching themselves to the host, and a suitable hiding place once they begin sucking blood.

These pests are unique in that employing exclusion methods to deal with an infestation is not always effective. However, it’s possible to help prevent an infestation in the first place by sealing any gaps and holes in the foundation of your home so that mice, rats, and any other small animals that could possibly play host to fleas cannot gain entrance to your home.

Apart from exclusion methods, the most efficient and effective way to eliminate the chances of an infestation is to get rid of potential flea hiding places outside your home like long grass and excessive vegetation. On that note, it’s worth mentioning that fleas cannot fly, but they can jump impressive distances considering their size.

Humans traversing these areas should be wary of the jumping fleas, and should examining skin and clothing as closely as possible before re-entering their home. In conjunction with cutting grass and pulling weeds, it would be a wise decision to employ chemical control products or various pesticides in order to cut down on flea breeding, especially during the spring and summer months.

Thanks largely to their size, signs of fleas in the home might not be immediately apparent. One such sign, however, is the repeated scratching or grooming of household pets. This behavior is often a clear indication that a number of fleas may already be present—and breeding—inside your home. To make matters worse for your pet, fleas can often nest in pet bedding, providing easy access to an unsuspecting host.

Flea infestations are nothing to ignore, and a pest control expert should be consulted as soon as possible if you suspect that your home is being overrun. This pest control expert will be able to help identify the source of the infestation and will be able to prescribe and number of remedies for the situation.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas flea control experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If fleas have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced flea removal experts.

Fleas Need to Feed on Mammalian Hosts to Survive

Flea Infestations Often Require a Professional Exterminator

Fleas can be a fairly insidious pest to have in the home because they have the ability to hatch almost anywhere while remaining completely undetected. Having the appearance of salt and pepper, fleas’ eggs and their detritus are minuscule and incredibly difficult to spot, especially if homeowners don’t know what they’re looking for. These pests can lay their eggs on the ground, within rugs and carpets, in bedding, clothing, or upholstery, and even in cracks in the floor. What’s more, they have an incredibly short gestation period, and the eggs of most species hatch within two days.

Since fleas depend on a mammalian host to survive, they can prove to be an almost-constant problem for humans. They are often brought into the home by household pets. These parasites prefer long-haired pets like dogs and cats, because the hairs provide both a means of attaching themselves to the host, and a suitable hiding place once they begin sucking blood.

Fleas are unique pests in that employing exclusion methods to deal with an infestation are not always effective. However, it is possible to help prevent an infestation in the first place by sealing any gaps and holes in the foundation of your home so that mice, rats, and any other small animals that could possibly play host to fleas cannot gain entrance to your home. Frequent cleaning and vacuuming of floors, upholstered furniture and pet bedding areas is also an important aspect of flea infestation elimination. Don’t forget to empty your vacuum every time you use it, fleas eggs can hatch and spread through out your entire storage area if an unclean vacuum has been stored there.

Apart from exclusion methods, the most efficient and effective way to eliminate the chances of an infestation is to get rid of potential flea hiding places outside your home like long grass and excessive vegetation. On that note, it’s worth mentioning that fleas cannot fly, but they can jump impressive distances considering their size.

Humans traversing these areas should be wary of the jumping fleas, and should examining skin and clothing as closely as possible before re-entering their home. In conjunction with cutting grass and pulling weeds, it would be a wise decision to employ chemical control products or various pesticides in order to cut down on flea breeding, especially during the spring and summer months.

Thanks to their size, signs of fleas in the home might not be immediately apparent. One such sign, however, is the repeated scratching or grooming of household pets. This behavior is often a clear indication that a number of fleas may already be present—and breeding—inside your home. To make matters worse for your pet, fleas can often nest in pet bedding, providing easy access to an unsuspecting host.

Flea infestations are nothing to ignore, and a pest control expert should be consulted as soon as possible if you suspect that your home is being overrun. A professional exterminator will be able to help identify the source of the infestation and will be able to prescribe and number of remedies for the situation.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas flea exterminators are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If fleas have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced flea removal experts.

Removing Skunks from Texas Suburbs

Skunks Can Cause Pungent Problems for Pets

If you live in the south or Midwest, you’re probably very familiar with skunks and the problems they cause. These small, cat-sized mammals are foragers and are often sighted during the same season as raccoons and opossums. The skunk, of course, is known for the terrible odor that it produces from glands beneath its tail, and as a result, a variety of urban legends surround the skunk and how to get rid of its pervasive stench.

Skunks can be easily spotted thanks to their characteristic black-and-white stripes, although they can sometimes have brown-and-grey coats. All skunks, regardless of color, have a prominent and unmistakable tail that serves as a visual indication of their uniquely odorous traits.

Skunks are omnivores, and much like opossums and raccoons, will eat almost anything. They’ve known to prefer insects and grubs, small rodents, lizards, frogs, snakes, and birds, though they’ll also eat berries, roots, leaves, grasses, fungi, and nuts if the opportunity to do so presents itself. In cosmopolitan areas, they have no qualms about overturning and rooting through garbage cans in search of discarded food.

Skunks will also occasionally act as scavengers, eating the carcasses of birds or rodents. Cat owners, especially, might have problems with them, as they’ve been known to find their way into garages or basements in search of cat food left out in the open. Likewise, skunks frequently dig holes in lawns in search of earthworms and grubs.

Skunks have excellent sense of hearing and smell, although they have quite poor eyesight which only extends to about 10 feet, making them vulnerable to death by road traffic. In the wild, these animals are fairly short-lived, often surviving for no more than a year.

As everyone knows, skunks are famous for the noxious odor they emit when threatened. A skunk’s scent glands produce of mixture of sulfur-containing chemicals such as thiols. This scent mixture is strong enough to ward off most predators, including bears, and can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to remove from clothing. Aside from the stench, the liquid itself can be extremely physically irritating, and can even cause temporary blindness.

Although it is fairly rare for a skunk to bite a human, the most prevalent cause of same can be traced to the rabies virus. In fact, raccoons and skunks vie for the title of most prolific carrier of rabies throughout many regions of the United States. That said, it’s generally agreed upon that a skunk will use its spray only as a weapon of last resort. Their distinctive coloration is the first major deterrent, and many would-be predators know to flee the area when they spot the telltale black-and-white stripes. Otherwise, a skunk will usually attempt to ward off predators with threatening hisses, foot-stamping, and tail-raising.

Cantu Pest Control cares about safe and humane trapping of the wildlife that has invaded your home or business. We believe that wildlife invaders do not have to be killed in order to solve the invasion. After our skunk removal professionals have properly and thoroughly employed measures that will eliminate future wildlife infestation then the property owner may choose to have any wildlife in and around the property caught in humane traps.

If skunks have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced skunk removal experts.

Thorough Tick Removal Is a Vital Step in Disease Prevention

Risks of Tick Infestation Include Lyme Disease

Most tick removal professionals agree that ticks have a tendency to lie in wait on long pieces of grass until their prospective hosts pass by, at which point they’ll detach from their perch and latch onto their victim, be in animal or human.

Once on the surface of their new host, some species of tick will attach in the first location they can find, while other species will wander around, looking for the thinnest piece of skin available such as the ear or scalp, for example. Once the tick finds a suitable feeding spot, it will cut into the skin of its host and begin to feed on its blood.

The main human concern with ticks is their ability to spread a variety of extremely serious diseases including Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tick-borne encephalitis, just to name a few.

That said, keeping ticks out of your yard as much as possible is imperative, especially during the summer months, when both insects and families engage in the most outdoor activity. Ticks thrive in warm, moist weather, meaning that they are already beginning to prove problematic in some parts of the country.

One of the most effective and simplest measures that you can take to prevent ticks from invading your yard is to simply cut your grass. They prefer overgrown foliage and ensuring good lawn maintenance—cutting your grass once every two weeks or so, for example—will significantly decrease the chances that ticks and other insects will find your property hospitable.

Another good tick removal measure is to keep wildlife out of your yard as much as possible. As mentioned above, these insects are known to hitch rides on all manner of larger mammals and other vermin, meaning that the exclusion of these animals will go a long way towards ensuring your lawn is tick-free.

Depending on where you live, rabbits and deer are likely vectors for ticks, so maintaining fences of the appropriate size for the animals in question ought to do the trick.

Fleas and ticks have also been known to harbor in yard debris like fallen sticks, logs, and leaves. After the winter winds and storms die down, it’s a good step towards tick removal is to eliminate this detritus as soon as possible in order to eliminate possible hiding places. While you’re at it, be sure to get rid of any areas with standing water like flowerpots or backed-up drains, as these areas are prime breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas tick removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest services to our customers in search of a more prevention-based solution to their pest removal and on-going pest management needs while minimizing the use of pesticides.

If ticks have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced tick removal experts.

Fleas and Household Pets

Household Pets Can Unwittingly Aid In Flea Infestations

Fleas can be a fairly insidious pest to have in the home because they have the ability to hatch almost anywhere while remaining completely undetected. Fleas eggs are minuscule and incredibly difficult to spot, especially if homeowners don’t know what they’re looking for. These pests can lay their eggs on the ground, buried within rugs and carpets, in the lining or bedding, clothing, or upholstery, and even in cracks in the floor. What’s more, they have an incredibly short gestation period, and the eggs of most species hatch within two days.

Since fleas depend on a mammalian host to survive, they can prove to be an almost-constant problem for humans. They are often brought into the home by household pets. These parasites prefer long-haired pets like dogs and cats, because the hairs provide both a means of attaching themselves to the host, and a suitable hiding place once they begin sucking blood.

Fleas are unique pests in that employing exclusion methods to deal with an infestation are not always effective. However, it’s possible to help prevent an infestation in the first place by sealing any gaps and holes in the foundation of your home so that mice, rats, and any other small animals that could possibly play host to fleas cannot gain entrance to your home.

Apart from exclusion methods, the most efficient and effective way to eliminate the chances of an infestation is to get rid of potential flea hiding places outside your home like long grass and excessive vegetation. On that note, it’s worth mentioning that fleas cannot fly, but they can jump impressive distances considering their size. Humans traversing these areas should be wary of the jumping fleas, and should examining skin and clothing as closely as possible before re-entering their home. In conjunction with cutting grass and pulling weeds, it would be a wise decision to employ chemical control products or various pesticides in order to cut down on flea breeding, especially during the spring and summer months.

Additionally, since pets frequently bring fleas into the home from outdoors, the use of a vet-approved anti-flea product on pets is recommended.

Thanks largely to their size, signs of fleas in the home might not be immediately apparent. One such sign, however, is the repeated scratching or grooming of household pets. This behavior is often a clear indication that a number of fleas may already be present—and breeding—inside your home. To make matters worse for your pet, fleas can often nest in pet bedding, providing easy access to an unsuspecting host.

Flea infestations are nothing to ignore, and a pest control expert should be consulted as soon as possible if you suspect that your home is being overrun. This pest control expert will be able to help identify the source of the infestation and will be able to prescribe and number of remedies for the situation.

If fleas have made unsightly appearances in your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

Black Rats and Disease

Black Rats Can Be Dangerous Pests in Urban Environments

Black rats, sometimes known as roof rats, are long-tailed rodents that are commonly found throughout the world. These pests were once native to the Asian continent, but have spread to every part of the world when European imperialism began to spread.

Black rats are omnivores, and their digestive systems can handle a wide variety of substances. Their varied diet is one of the reasons that they’ve been able to adapt to almost every climate in the world. Black rats have been known to spread dangerous diseases in built-up urban areas, but they are equally serious threats in rural environments where they can contaminate, destroy, or otherwise spoil a large amount of crops.

Provided that they have access to food, these pests usually prefer the dry upper levels of buildings, which explains their colloquial nickname, and have also been known to hide out in wall cavities and spaces in ceilings. In much the same way as mice, black rats construct their nests from shredded materials like sticks, leaves, other vegetation, and cloth. In the wild, these rats prefer to live in trees and commonly use their expert climbing skills to escape predators.

Like mice, black rats construct nests which they create from shredded materials and bits of detritus like paper products, sticks, leaves, cloth, and vegetation. In nature, black rats can commonly be found in elevated nests like trees, and they use their climbing abilities to escape from predators like snakes, cats, and predatory birds.

Famously, black rats are tremendous vectors of disease. They have been known to carry all manner of hideous bacteria and viruses, most notably plague, and can actually spread these diseases through physical contact, bite, or by fleas that may be feeding on it. Rats contaminating food or food preparation areas is also not uncommon, frequently resulting in food poisoning or, occasionally, even more serious diseases.

Naturally, an infestation of black rats in the home or workspace is an extremely serious problem, but there are a number of warning signs which may allow you to catch the infestation before it gets out of control. Rat droppings are obviously a major signpost, as are the appearance of grease marks along the surfaces of walls, which are produced when the oils on a rat’s fur are deposited as it traverses an area.

When determining if there actually is an infestation in a given area, the first sign is to correctly identify the offending rodent. Black rats have hairless, scary tails which are longer than their bodies and are used for balance and grip when climbing. In order to prevent an infestation from occurring in the first place, it’s recommended that you ensure all windows and external vents are screened. Likewise, make sure to trim tree branches, ensuring that they don’t touch the structure, as rats use these to enter openings in roofs or eaves.

If rats have made an unsightly appearance on your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

Black Rats and Population Control

Controlling Black Rats is Key for Disease Prevention

Black rats are originally from India and Asia, until they were spread to most other continents by European explorers. For the most part, black rats prefer warmer environments, as the marginally more common brown rat was able to adapt more successfully to cooler climates.

Thanks to their ability to consumer a wider variety of food, as well as their ability to withstands temperature changes, brown rats were able to spread around the world and prove to be tenacious pests to this day. Both types of rats have proven to be significant pests, particularly in rural areas and on farms where they have a tendency to spoil stored crops through both consumption and disease.

Black rats are unique in that they effect their habitat, be it urban or rural, in both positive and negative ways. It’s a well-documented fact that black rats have a tendency to drive out or displace any species that were already occupying that habitat, carving out their own ecological niche in the process. This phenomenon usually leads to an increase in completion among small species, which may in turn lead to the displacement of even more species. However, despite its tendency to displace some native species, they can also increase species population density and add to the diversity of their gene pool.

In populated and built-up areas, black rats have been known to nest in warehouses, residential buildings, and basically any other human structure that provides ready access to food and water. These pests commonly seek out dryer environments like the upper floors of buildings as well as the cavities of walls.

Not unlike mice, black rats create their nests from shredded materials and other detritus like leaves, sticks, paper materials, cloth, and various vegetation. Rats and other rodents frequently nest in trees when living in the wild in an effort to avoid most types of ground-dwelling predators.

Black rats have been known to carry all manner of extremely serious bacteria and viruses, most notably plague, and can actually spread these diseases through a variety of means, including physical contact, bite, or by fleas that may be feeding on it. Rats contaminating food or food preparation areas is also not uncommon.

When determining if there actually is an infestation in a given area, the first sign is to correctly identify the offending rodent. Black rats have hairless, scaly tails which are longer than their bodies and are used for balance and grip when climbing.

Naturally, an infestation of black rats in the home or workspace is an extremely serious problem, but there are a number of warning signs which may allow you to catch the infestation before it gets out of control. Rat droppings are obviously a major signpost, as are the appearance of grease marks along the surfaces of walls, which are produced when the oils on a rat’s fur are deposited as it traverses an area.

If black rats have made unsightly appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

Opossums and Natural Repellents

What are my options for the exclusion and removal of opossums?

Opossums become problematic pests when they begin feeding on gardens and out of trash cans. They can also cause harm to pets with their sharp claws and mouthful of sharp teeth. They can carry a variety of diseases and may also be infested with parasites like fleas, ticks, mites, or lice. Some diseases can be extremely dangerous to humans, specifically rabies, but they also have the potential to transmit leptospirosis, tuberculosis, relapsing fever, tularemia, spotted fever, toxoplasmosis, coccidiosis, trichomoniasis, and Changas disease. They are hosts of cat and dog fleas, especially in urban and suburban environments, and opossums are particularly effective vectors of flea-born typhus.

Control methods for opossums is fairly similar for that of raccoons and skunks, though their characteristic adaptability means that removing them can sometimes be quite difficult. If opossums make their homes in a particular neighborhood or similar areas, they’re likely there to stay as long as food and water remain available.

Because they are nocturnal, it’s possible they they’ll never be seen as they traverse lawns and roads. Disappearing pet food and the pets themselves acting agitated might be an indication that opossums are near. Confrontations between outdoor pets and opossums are not uncommon and often result in pets getting injured.

Again, like skunks and raccoons, the best way to make sure that opossums don’t make their homes under your outdoor stairs, patios, or decks is to make sure they’re screened and securely blocked off.

Also, it’s recommended that you ensure that scrap lumber and firewood is stacked tightly and leaves no room for opossums to make their dens. Make sure that garbage cans have tight-fitting lids and make sure that outdoor pet food is taken in by nightfall. This latter step will drastically reduce the chances that your pets will have unfortunate run-ins with opossums during the night.

In addition to the use of wire screens as a means of exclusion, there are also some products on the market such as motion-activated sprinkler systems, which may help to scare opossums away and keep them from nesting down in your yard to begin with. However, if the animal has already established its habitat, these frightening mechanisms will rarely last for more than a few days. These mechanisms tend to work best on animals that have yet to establish nests or burrows on your property.

In addition to various frightening mechanisms, there are a variety of chemical products available which are meant to repel pests like skunks and raccoons. Unfortunately, a lot of these products have little to no effect on opossums.

It should be noted that there are no registered toxins for use against these animals, and it is extremely ill advised to employ standard rodent poisons for use against larger mammals. Not only does the misuse of rodent poison often result in the accidental deaths of house pets, but it also has the potential to build up toxicity in lawn soil, raising lawn care and home maintenance cost.

If opossums have made inroads into your lawn, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.

Removing Black Rats

Black Rats: Ubiquitous Vectors For Disease

The black rat, or “roof rat” as it’s sometimes known, is a common, long-tailed rodent that originated in tropical regions of Asia, but soon spread to almost every region of the world. Like mice, black rats are omnivores, which is one of the major reasons they’ve been able to able to adapt to practically every environment on earth. Black rats present an especially serious threat in rural areas where they eat or otherwise spoil large amounts of crops.

In urban areas, black rats are commonly round in warehouses, residential buildings, and many other human settlements. The usually prefer the dryer upper levels of buildings and frequently nest in wall cavities and false ceilings. In much the same way as mice, black rats construct their nests from shredded materials like sticks, leaves, other vegetation, and cloth. In the wild, these rats prefer to live in trees and commonly use their expert climbing skills to escape predators.

Black rats are known as complex pests, meaning that they impact their environments in both harmful and beneficial ways. For example, when black rats are introduced to a new habitat, they have a tendency to completely displace some of the native species because of it’s ability to adapt and fill ecological niches, leading to increased competition resources among many small species. However, the black rat has also been known to increase species population numbers and maintain species diversity, despite its tendency to displace native species.

Famously, black rats are tremendous vectors of disease. They have been known to carry all manner of hideous bacteria and viruses, most notably plague, and can actually spread these diseases through physical contact, bite, or by fleas that may be feeding on it. Rats contaminating food or food preparation areas is also not uncommon, frequently resulting in food poisoning or, occasionally, even more serious diseases.

Naturally, an infestation of black rats in the home or workspace is an extremely serious problem, but there are a number of warning signs which may allow you to catch the infestation before it gets out of control. Rat droppings are obviously a major signpost, as are the appearance of grease marks along the surfaces of walls, which are produced when the oils on a rat’s fur are deposited as it traverses an area.

When determining if there actually is an infestation in a given area, the first sign is to correctly identify the offending rodent. Black rats have hairless, scary tails which are longer than their bodies and are used for balance and grip when climbing. In order to prevent an infestation from occurring in the first place, it’s recommended that you ensure all windows and external vents are screened. Likewise, make sure to trim tree branches, ensuring that they don’t touch the structure, as rats use these to enter openings in roofs or eaves.

If rats have made an unsightly appearance on your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-885-3618 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-999-3495 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced pest control experts.