Though it is possible to get rid of a rat infestation, it is often extremely difficult. Rats are highly suspicious creatures that shy away from situations that may cause them harm, such as traps. Rats are large and can reach up to 2 feet in length, have hairless tails and pointed snouts. Further evidence that you have an intruder will be black feces, the size of a grain of rice, sounds of them running or squeaking and belongings that appear to be chewed on. If you plan on using rodent bait you risk the chance of the rodent dying in an area that is hard to clean such as inside a wall or under the floor. Once this has happened they will emit odors that are difficult to eliminate. Therefore several different live traps should be set with human food inside. After the trap has sprung, and the rodent has been successfully captured, then you can release it far away.

Yet, such tactics do not eliminate factors that may have promoted an infestation. It is important to hire a Cantu Pest Control professional so that we inspect a property and eliminate any entry points that may cause further infestation, identify potential nesting areas. Contact Cantu Pest Control at 972-562-9999 (Dallas, Fort Worth) or 713-956-7822 (Houston) to schedule your free inspection.

Mice like to choose a small, dry area such as cabinets or drawers in order to build their nests. Mice are only about 3-4 inches in length from head to tail, contain large ears, furry tails and can be white, brown or grey in color, and can fit through even smaller spaces. If you believe that you may have a mice infestation, several different types of mouse traps are available. Such traps include live traps, which allows for humane trapping and releasing, glue traps, or if a mouse continues to be suspicious of a trap then rodenticides are an option. When using any kind of trap it is important to keep children and pets away at all times for safety purposes. Contact Cantu Pest Control at 972-562-9999 (Dallas, Fort Worth) or 713-956-7822 (Houston) to schedule your free inspection.

Mice are only about 3-4 inches in length from head to tail, contain large ears, furry tails and can be white, brown or grey in color. Mice are often thought of as small rat like rodents. Mice are small and can fit through even smaller spaces. In opposition, rats are large and can reach up to 2 feet in length, have hairless tails and pointed snouts. Further evidence that you have an intruder will be black feces, the size of a grain of rice, sounds of them running or squeaking and belongings that appear to be chewed on.

Rodents are always on the hunt for foods high in protein and fat such as peanut butter, butter, or chocolate. These are the best bait options because they will not allow the rodent to simply run off with the food. Instead, the rodent must work the food off the trap, ensuring that the trap has time to close.
Yet, such tactics do not eliminate factors that may have promoted an infestation. It is important to hire a Cantu Pest Control Professional so that they may inspect a property and eliminate any entry points that may cause further infestation, identify potential nesting areas. Contact Cantu Pest Control at 972-562-9999 (Dallas, Fort Worth) or 713-956-7822 (Houston) to schedule your free inspection.

Baits made specifically for cockroaches can be partially effective when it comes to controlling an infestation. Yet, to completely eliminate an infestation the bait must be consumed by the entire cockroach population. Like any infestation, baits and traps should be used along with preventative measures, such as sealing cracks and eliminating areas that cockroaches find attractive. In this situation, it may take a professional to find and eliminate such factors. Contact Cantu Pest Control at 972-562-9999 (Dallas, Fort Worth) or 713-956-7822 (Houston) for a free inspection of your property.

Yes, but it takes a professional to do it. All roaches are flat, and oval in shape, oily in texture, have wings, and 6 legs that allow them to scurry quickly across surfaces. Also all roaches have a mouth that is bent downward and backwards for better chewing and that can mentally process smell and taste simultaneously. Despite constantly being on the lookout for more food sources, roaches can store body fat and live off that fat. The most common- the American cockroach stands as the largest roach at slightly bigger than 2 inches, and are a reddish brown, or mahogany color while their young are a greyish white color.

Often times if one cockroach is spotted it means that there are even more hidden in hard to reach spaces. If you only see one cockroach it means that it may have been forced out by overcrowding. Therefore, complete elimination of a cockroach infestation is going to take time and patience. It is important to use baits and gel formulation in cracks around areas that have had a cockroach sighting, and to make routine checks in order to make sure that it is amply stocked. Also, strategically place these baits in corners, behind sinks, and inside cabinets.

Contact a Cantu Pest Control professional at 972-562-9999 (Dallas, Fort Worth) or 713-956-7822 (Houston) for a free inspection of your property.

Bed bugs are no larger than 1/5th of an inch at maturity, are oval in shape with small heads and expansive widths. Mature bed bugs are brownish red, or mahogany in color, while newly hatched bed bugs are white. Bed bugs are often picked up through close human contact in trains or cars, and can be carried into your home by hanging onto your clothing or by hiding in your luggage. Once inside your home they can then hide anywhere, such as in mattresses, box springs, couch upholstery, cracks in the walls or in wooden furniture. At night, they will crawl into the bed and bite a sleeping person.

For bed bugs the ideal environment is a place where food is readily available and the temperature is between 65° and 85° F. The bedroom is the ideal environment in most homes.

A female bed bug can lie between 1 and 5 eggs every day within this environment and the average female bed bug can produce up to 400 eggs during her lifetime.

Since bed bug eggs develop into adult bed bugs in about three weeks, it is easy to see how a few bed bugs could multiply quickly and create a serious infestation.

Bedbugs can be notoriously hard to eliminate on your own without effective professional measures. Cantu Pest Control suggests that you try to find where the bed bugs may have originally come from such as a recent holiday vacation, a school, or gym. After you have narrowed down the rooms in which you see the most bed bug activity, then you can completely dismantle the bed and bed-frame. If you see signs of bed bugs give Cantu Pest Control a call at 972-562-9999 (Dallas, Fort Worth) or 713-956-7822 (Houston), and we can guarantee that your bedbugs will be eliminated.

Though raccoons seem cute and innocent they are actually very fast learners, can be mean and territorial, and can carry rabies. Once raccoons find a garbage can, they will continue to scavenge it nightly. To prevent raccoons from turning your garbage into the local buffet, place heavy bricks onto the can or secure it tightly in some way. The use of humane trapping is an option, but trapping should be left to the professionals to avoid injury and the spread of disease. Call Cantu Pest Control at 972-562-9999 (Dallas, Fort Worth) or 713-956-7822 (Houston) if you have any raccoons or other wildlife invading your home.