Welcome to Pest Animal Denton County! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Denton County, TX. What do we do? We use exclusion traps to remove the wildlife from your home, or with larger and more complex animals, such as the raccoon, we will use live cage traps to capture the little beast. We can also deal with many other animals - opossums, squirrels, birds, bats, snakes, moles, and more. We generally get called because a homeowner has heard a noise behind the walls of their home, and that's the kind of job we're perfect for! We have ten years of experience, and a wealth of state of the art tools, to help us locate the creature (alive or dead), and remove it, along with any damage material and waste matter. The urine and feces must be dealt with in a very specific way to stop the spread of dangerous disease, and the same safety and hazard rules also apply to the corpses too. Luckily we're fully trained to deal with such a situation, and we have technicians working around the clock in your area today. If it's a situation we can help you deal with yourself, we'll give you all the free advice you need over the phone, and if that's not enough, we'll book you an appointment, usually same day. Friendly, and with a dedication to detail you can't argue with, our friendly technicians are waiting to solve your wildlife control problems. Give us a call for a free quote today. Call us now at 940-312-5824 for your Denton County wildlife control needs.
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Spotting a rodent somewhere inside your home can be a cause for alarm. While having a rodent in your walls or attic is one thing, actually seeing one run across your bedroom, kitchen, living room, or another area of your home is even worse since you have to confront the issue immediately. There is no need to panic if this happens, however, as there are multiple solutions available.
Call A Professional
The easiest and most effective solution to finding a rodent somewhere in your home is to call a professional to take care of the issue. A pest removal expert will tell you exactly what to do and some are even available 24/7 for emergency situations. Listen to the professional's advice, such as if he tells you to shut the door to the room the rodent is in or do something else. If you can't wait for a professional to arrive, you can also take care of the rodent yourself.
Trap And Release The Animal
No matter the type of rodent that got inside your house, you can try to trap it yourself. This will be easiest if you have an actual trap designed for an animal of that size, whether it is a squirrel, rat, mouse, or other rodent. If you don't have one on hand and can't go buy one, there are some ways to make one at home, but they aren't always as effective. You can also go the old-fashioned route and try to trap the rodent under a bucket or something, but this is not likely to be effective. Trapping a rodent with a bucket also increases the risk of being bitten or scratched. After trapping the rodent, take it at least a mile or so from your home and then release it. Just make sure that there aren't any local restrictions about trapping or releasing. If you use a trap, remember to check it frequently so the rodent doesn't die of stress, dehydration, or starvation.
Set A Kill Trap
In the case of smaller rodents like rats and mice, you can also set up a lethal trap if you have one available. Never attempt to make your own lethal trap as it is unlikely to kill the animal instantly, leading to suffering. The most humane trap is a snap trap as it will kill the animal as soon as it snaps into place. This is why professionals typically recommend this type of trap. Place the snap trap in the area you last saw the rodent and use some bait to tempt the animal.
Shoo It Out
Depending on the type of rodent and how it got inside, you may be able to shoo it out of your home using a broom or other item. If you pick this method, take care as you do not want to be bitten or scratched due to the risk of disease. If the rodent is within a particular room, shut all the other doors and only leave the ones leading to outside open. Then, start to encourage it to leave your home.
Use Your Cat
If you happen to have a pet cat, you can always take advantage of its natural hunting instincts as well. This may or may not be effective depending on your cat's personality and cats are not always the friendliest with their prey, so be prepared for a slight mess.
Check For Entry Points
If you didn't see the rodent get into your house through a window or door, then you need to figure out how it got inside so it doesn't simply return and a new animal doesn't follow its lead. You will need to inspect your entire home, focusing on the area where you saw the animal. Seal up any gaps or holes that you find as long as they are larger than a quarter of an inch in diameter. If your doors and windows aren't already air tight, seal them up so they are. Take the time to examine your chimney as well, making sure that they are capped. Small rodents can also get inside via vents and plumbing so make sure that there aren't any entrances to these tubes from the outside of your home.
Discourage New Rodents
You will also want to make sure that the exterior of your house discourages rodents and other animals from coming. To do so, limit their access to food. Clean up fallen leaves, nuts, and fruits from trees. Keep your garbage cans either in your garage or securely closed at all times. To help even more, trim back any trees that are close to your home. Also take steps to keep the inside of your home clean. This means putting leftovers away right away, cleaning up all kitchen preparation surfaces, and not leaving out cups of water or pet food at night.