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Scorpions Can Be Ecologically Beneficial

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Scorpions Are Nocturnal, and Can Go Undetected For Extended Periods

Despite their frightening appearance, scorpion stings are usually harmless to humans, and further treatment is usually not necessary for a healthy adult. Scorpion stings can prove to be quite painful, however, and may result in localized pain or burning, swelling, numbness interspersed with tingling sensations, and severe muscles cramps.

Scorpions are technically arachnids and are related to spiders, mites, and ticks. They are known for their characteristically large, claw-like pedipalps as well as their curving segmented tail which ends in a venomous stinger. Thanks to human commerce and trade, scorpions can now be found on every continent in the world, except Antarctica.

Scorpions prefer very dry climates and can be found in large numbers throughout the American southwest. They are very sensitive to moisture loss, and prefer to spend daylight hours in shady, secluded locations. Scorpions obtain most of the water they need to function from their prey, which include insects, spiders, lizards, and other scorpions. While scorpions can survive for months without food, they need to constantly maintain their intake of fluids.

Scorpions will hide under boards, rocks, logs, and other clutter in order to keep out of the sun. Likewise, many species will spend daylight hours in burrows. These burrows, usually only accommodating one scorpion, provide an appropriate level of moisture and temperature. Some species prefer to ambush prey at the mouths of their burrows.

scorpionsThey are most active at night, although they can sometimes be seen during the day when conditions are cool and moist. Scorpions have the ability to detect the vibrations of their prey as it moves, allowing the scorpion to lie in wait for an insect or lizard to cross its path.

Scorpions are capable of crushing small prey with their powerful pincers, though they will inject larger prey with their venom—a complicated mixture of paralytic neurotoxins. In addition to hunting prey, they will also use their venom to protect themselves from threats.

Occasionally, scorpions will also hide out in crates, stacks of firewood, and potted plants, which may then be transported indoors by unsuspecting humans. Once inside your home, these pests will usually be drawn to out-of-the-way areas like basements, bathrooms, garages, and closets.

scorpionsIn order to prevent your home from playing host to scorpions in the first place, you can implement a number of exclusion methods including making sure that cracks around doors and windows are sealed with caulk or cement. While there are only very few truly dangerous species of scorpion in North America, international travelers to Asia and Africa should take special care to avoid native species of scorpion, which can administer venom much more potent than that of their North American counterparts.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas scorpion 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 scorpions 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 scorpion removal experts.

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Seal Entry Points to Minimize Rat Infestations

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Rats Can Enter Homes Through Even the Smallest External Vents and Screens

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 number of crops.

Provided that they have access to food, rats 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.

rat removalThese pests 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.

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. 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 their fur are deposited as they traverse 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.

Irat removaln 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 you even suspect that these pests have made inroads into your home, call your local pest control professional immediately.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas rat 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 rats 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 rat removal experts.

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An Exterminator Can Remediate Expensive Moth Damage

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Keep An Eye Out For Small but Potentially Damaging Moth Eggs

Moths often gain access to homes via contaminated food or clothing, essentially hitching rides on these materials and letting human activity do the lion’s share of the work. It’s also possible for household pets like dogs and cats to transport hitchhiking moths into your home.

Moth larvae can often hide in feathers or hair, meaning that it can be very hard to detect them with the naked eye. Once inside your home, these moths will likely search out dark, out-of-the-way places in order to continue breeding.

Once you’ve actually confirmed that moths have made their way inside your home, there are a number of methods for getting rid of them. One viable option involves the use of pheromones to lure moths into traps. This method requires the user to set the trap close to infested areas and basically requires them to wait for the moths to fall into the traps.

While these kinds of traps are often effective, only some types of pheromones effect certain species of moths. In order to ensure that your pheromone trap is operating efficiently, it may be necessary to enlist the help of your local pest control expert to help identify exactly which species of moth is infesting your home.

mothsAnother possible solution to a moth infestation is to simply vacuum them up. The problem with this method, however, is that it’s quite easy to miss a lot of the very small and hard to spot eggs that may be hidden away in the lining of clothes, underneath shelves, and between the fibers of clothing or carpets.

While vacuuming may help to clear away some the larger and easier to spot adult moths, this method will likely need to be supplemented with other means in order to ensure that your extermination efforts are successful.

If you’ve determined that a number of moth eggs are still clinging to your clothes even after a vigorous vacuuming, it’s possible to get rid of these errant eggs by storing your clothes in an extreme-temperature environment for a short time.

For example, if you place the bagged clothing in a freezer for about three to four days, the intense cold will have almost certainly killed any offending eggs or larvae. In the same way that bedbugs can be killed with the use of excessively high or low temperatures, the same effect can be achieved when dealing with moths and their offspring.

mothsCantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas moth 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 moths 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 moth removal experts.

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Mosquitoes Spread Heart Worms and Other Diseases

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Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Places to Keep Your Pets Healthy This Summer

With summer and mosquito season well and truly upon us, it’s important to be aware of the health risks that come with mosquito infestations. While the spread of Zika virus and West Nile virus continue to make headlines all over the world, it’s prudent to consider the dangers that these pests can present for pets. For example, heart worms are a deadly yet mostly silent malady which your dog or cat can contract from the bite of a mosquito.

Heart worms are easily prevented but have proven to be fairly costly to treat; and then there’s the chance that they’ll be caught too late, after the bulk of the damage has been done. While obvious outward signs may not be visible, a trained vet will be able to administer a simple blood test to determine if your dog or cat has heart worms. If the test indicates the presence of a parasite, the vet will likely recommend a regimen of antibiotics, which usually lasts for a number of months. This course of action can sometimes be costly, which is why prevention of the parasite is often the most efficient and cost-effective measure available.

There are many different products on the market designed to prevent heart worms in dogs and cats, most of which can be administer to your pet orally.

mosquitoesOften, however, it’s a good idea to prevent the spread and proliferation of the mosquitoes themselves, which will, in turn, lower the chances of your dog or cat contracting heart worms. In the summer months when mosquitoes are at their most active, there are a number of proactive steps you can take around your home to keep your family members and your pets safe and disease-free.

Perhaps the most important precaution to take is to eliminate areas where standing water is allowed to collect, such as flowerpots, birdbaths, and naturally low areas of your lawn. Mosquitoes can breed in even the smallest amount of standing water, and eliminating these areas on your property will go a long way in keeping their numbers down as the weather gets increasingly hotter.

Another smart step to take is to keep weeds and grass under control, which will naturally limit the hiding places for mosquitoes during the hotter daylight hours.

mosquitoesSome experts suggest that perfume and cologne act as attractants to mosquitoes, and people wearing these products may experience a greater number of mosquito bites than normal.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas mosquito control 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 mosquitoes 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 mosquito removal experts.

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House Mice at a Glance

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Mice Are Tenacious and Potentially Dangerous Pests

As they try to seek out spaces for nests that aren’t likely to be disturbed by humans, mice will often traverse dusty attics and seldom-used basements, meaning that if a mouse were to scamper across a particularly dusty patch of floor, they’ll likely leave behind their telltale footprints.

Mice have a unique bone structure, making their tracks fairly easily recognizable—as long as you have an idea of what you’re looking for. They have a four-toed front paw and a five-toed back paw, which you’ll often see in conjunction with myriad tail-prints. That said, your local mouse removal professional will be able to tell at a glance what species and how many mice you may be up against.

Likewise, the sudden abundance of holes in various surfaces like furniture and walls are a clear indication of the presence of mice. Their ever-growing teeth need to be constantly used—much like a beaver’s—so they don’t do any undue harm to themselves.

miceThat said, mice can chew through almost any surface and, given enough time, they tend to do just that; unchecked mouse populations can present serious economic repercussions, as the damage that they do during the course of the infestation will doubtless need to be repaired.

Moreover, mice have been known to present serious fire hazards, as electrical wires rank among the items most frequently defaced. Apart from furniture, wiring, and walls, teeth and nail markings might also appear along baseboards or wooden paneling close to the floor, as well as the edges of frequently travel routes. Mice will often gnaw through boxes, both wooden and cardboard, as untended boxes tend to provide easy access to hiding and nesting places.

On that note, it’s very common to find that mice have been hard at working boring holes into insulation in between walls and in attics. These holes or tunnels may be indications of possible nesting areas, and are often characterized by a lack of dust and/or cobwebs, albeit with an abundance of droppings in the near vicinity.

miceThe characteristic scent that’s produce by a mouse’s urine is the factor that finally convinces homeowners to call in their pest control professionals, although by the time the odor becomes offensive, the mouse population in the area in question has been able to propagate unchecked for quite some time.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas mice 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 mice 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 mice removal experts.

Removing Hornets and Wasps During Summer

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Hornets and Wasps Have Similar Characteristics

Hornets and wasps can be an unsightly addition to your home, can be very territorial and can be dangerously painful if encountered. If you have a hornet’s nest that is too close to your home it is best to consult a professional exterminator for help.

All wasps have general physical characteristics that they share with one another including exoskeletons that cover their head, thorax, and their long narrow bodies, two pairs of wings of different lengths, two antennae and a stinger that can be used multiple times.

Wasp is a general term, such as ant or bee that is used as an umbrella to cover a large array of stinging pests. Some specific names that fall under the category of wasp include yellow jackets, mud daubers, hornets, paper wasps and pollen wasps.

Red Paper WaspWasps can be categorized into two types: solitary and social, and hornets are considered to be social wasps. Social wasps are made up of colonies much like ants where there is a queen that will build the beginnings of a nest and give birth to offspring that will stay and help to defend, raise new offspring, and continue to build the nest.

Due to the fact that there are several wasps in one area there will be an established hierarchy of sterile females that will defend and build the nest, and reproductive males and females that will continue on to mate and have more offspring. Hornets will build their football/soccer shaped nests out of paper or wood pulp mixed from saliva under the eaves of houses, in attics or in bushes and trees.

Social wasps also have a specific way that they mate. Before winter a reproductive female will mate with a reproductive male, and store the collected sperm. After hibernating for the winter, the female will build her nest and fertilize the eggs the way she chooses.

waspsAt the beginning all fertilized eggs will produce sterile females to help with the nest, but as the queen runs out of sperm to fertilize eggs the unfertilized eggs will produce male wasps which will help to further future population. After an egg is laid it usually takes around a week for it to hatch and then another 2 weeks to fully develop into an adult hornet.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first pest extermination company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas wasp 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 wasps 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 wasp removal experts.

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Fly Elimination in the Warm Summer Months

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Simple Preventative Measures Can Eliminate Fly Populations

Flies are perhaps the most ubiquitous pests in the world, infesting every single region of the world except for the polar ice caps. They are known for their propensity to spread dangerous pathogens and diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, E. coli, and salmonella.

Flies carry millions of microorganisms within their stomachs and billions more on their bodies and in their mouths. These insects spread disease rapidly because of their attraction to rotting garbage as well as human and animal waste, which becomes a pressing health concern when they then land on human food or utensils.

Flies collect these pathogens when they land on certain unwholesome waste materials, and then deposit those pathogens when they land on food, tables, or counters. They regurgitate onto solid food and then eat that same liquid, meaning that they’re able to transmit disease just by feeding, grooming themselves, or simply by walking around.

fliesLike many other kinds of insects, flies are most active during the warm summer months, usually from late spring to early fall. Although they tend actively seek out human food and habitations during this time, a series of simple preventative measures, including good cleaning habits and hygiene, can decrease the chances that these insects will infest your home.

In order to make sure that these pests stay outdoors where they belong, it’s important to limit their access to your home as much as possible by keeping doors and windows closed or screened. The same goes for external vents, which flies occasionally use to stealthily enter your home.

Likewise, a major key to keeping flies away is to cover up garbage cans and make sure that compost piles are well away from the home. Keeping cooking surfaces clean, both indoors and outdoors, will also go a long way to keeping your home free of flies.

Biting flies, for example, will actively harm your pet, and they may very well end up injuring themselves while trying to scratch them away. To make matters worse, if your pet happens to have an open wound, they will likely try to lay eggs inside the injury which, as one might assume, can lead to all sorts of complications. If this situation occurs, take your pet to a veterinary clinic as soon as possible in order to avoid further infection.

fliesIf you notice that your pet is constantly scratching itself due to fly irritation, you may consider allowing it indoors during the hottest daylight hours when flies are most likely to feed. When the temperature drops as the sun goes down, fly activity tends to drop off, making it safer for your pet to go outside again.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas fly removal experts are excited to offer Green Shield Certified pest extermination 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 flies 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 fly removal experts.

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Fleas Need to Feed on Mammalian Hosts to Survive

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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.

fleasApart 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.

fleasFlea 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.

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Large Earwig Populations Can Cause Ecological Problems

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Earwigs Need a Moist Environment in Order to Survive

Earwigs are very easily recognizable by their unique pincers at the ends of their abdomens. Although these pincers look threatening, they are actually harmless to humans. Earwigs are primarily scavengers, and do most of their feeding at night.

They primarily feed on the bodies of dead insects and other decomposing organic material. It’s for this reason that earwigs are sometimes considered beneficial insects, because they help break down decomposing matter and promote a healthy ecosystem.

During the day, earwigs hide under piles of organic matter like leaves or logs, and prefer damp, dark locations like underneath sidewalks, crawlspaces, and stones. These kind of moist and out-of-the-way locations are also favored by centipedes and millipedes, as well as sow-bugs.

Although they’re mostly known as scavengers, earwigs have also been known to damage crops and can eat living plants and frightening amounts when their populations grow large enough.

earwigsEarwig populations frequently congregate around the foundations of buildings. This can be a problem because earwigs can very easily enter your home through low windows and cracks in the foundations of structures. These pests are attracted to electric lights, which will draw even greater numbers to your home, increasing the chances that they may find a way inside.

It’s worth noting, however, that earwigs usually enter homes only by accident, and won’t reproduce or cause much damage if they find their way inside human structures.

Still, it’s possible that, if left unchecked, earwig populations can grow large enough to cause some ecological and agricultural problems. That said, there are a number of preventative measures and removal methods you can employ to keep your property clear of unwanted earwig infestations.

Perhaps the easiest method is to remove debris and other detritus from your yard to cut down on the number of places that earwigs could theoretically hide. If you begin to get rid of tall grass and remove logs or rocks that may be present in your yard, you’ll systematically begin to make your property less appealing for many types of pests.

Because earwigs need moisture to survive, consider eliminating areas where moisture may pool around your property. This measure has the dual-purpose of eliminating breeding ground for these pests as well as for mosquitoes, which need stagnant water in order to lay their eggs. Many of these damp areas may be underneath outdoor faucets, which have a tendency to drip, or in crawlspaces, where it’s naturally cool and dark as a matter of course. Doors, windows, outward-leading pipes, and any other ground-level entry points are locations to keep in mind.

earwigsIt may also help to seal or caulk any cracks in the foundation of your home your might spot. This will limit the number of cracks and crevices through which earwigs can enter your home.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas earwig 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 earwigs 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 earwigs removal experts.

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Deer Mice Can Easily Infiltrate Homes and Offices

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Deer Mice Don’t Hibernate, and Can Pose Year-round Problems

At birth, deer mice are blind, pink, and hairless, and scarcely more than three grams. They begin to change color within twenty-four hours. Their eyes open within two weeks and they are weaned at about four weeks. When their characteristic fur begins to come in, it has a bluish coloration which gradually darkens with age.

Deer mice typically nest in the hollows of trees or under piles of stones or logs. Deer mice are most commonly found in rural, wooded areas and tend to avoid humans, preferring quiet, out of the way nesting grounds. If around a human habitation, they’ll typically be found in attics, basements, or crawl spaces. If an infestation ever occurs, it will most likely be during the winter months, as the pests will be searching for food and warmth.

Deer mice do not hibernate, which means that finding a means of shelter during unforgiving winter months is of the utmost importance, and they’ll choose human habitations if no other option is available.

deer miceLike many other species, they make their nests from fur, weeds, paper, and other detritus, and will hoard food and actively forage near their nesting site. Mostly herbivorous, these pests prefer seeds, nuts, fruits, and berries, but will also seek out insects if no other food is available.

Because of their small size, deer mice can easily gain entry into homes and commercial spaces in search of heat and shelter. Deer mice can damage upholstered furniture, mattresses, clothing, paper, cardboard boxes, and basically any other material they deem suitable for their nest building endeavors.

Uniquely, these pests have a tendency to stockpile food near their nests during the winter months, which may aid in their identification and subsequent extermination in the event of an infestation.

deer miceDeer mice are uniquely responsible for the slow growth of forested and agricultural areas, because of the high degree of seed predation. Many experts agree that the deer mouse is responsible, more so than any other species of rodent or bird, for destroying nearly entire populations of Douglas-fir seeds. Accordingly, high populations of these mice have been known to completely derail reforestation efforts in some areas.

These pests are prime vectors for pulmonary hantavirus syndrome, which can be fatal. The most effective way to avoid contracting hantavirus from deer mice is to keep them out of human dwellings using proofing and exclusionary methods, and to avoid working or sleeping in already where deer mice are already present.

Cantu Pest Control is proud to be the first company in Texas to offer a Green Shield Certified Service. Our Dallas deer mice 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 deer mice 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 deer mice removal experts.