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Rodent Pest Control
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We service numerous locations and surrounding areas in Austin, Houston, Temple, San Marcos, and more.
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I love that a technician will come out on the same day when I call with a pest emergency. Pest control is something I will never skimp on and having a quick responding company for unforeseen events makes all the difference.
Great service and always diligent and willing to meet our needs with each visit. Eric has been great both of the visits he has serviced the house recently. It’s also greatly appreciated that they come do the in-between services since it has been so rainy this last year. Would definitely recommend this company.
Jesse is the best !! He Went above and beyond. Really thoughtful and extremely knowledgeable about my biting ant situation - the guy really knows his stuff.
Rodent prevention is a constant struggle for many people, from the agricultural greenhouses in the rural outskirts of Waco and Belton to city homes in central Austin. If you spot rodents scurry across your yard or find the first trace of droppings in your home, contact us ASAP to schedule a rodent inspection.
If mice are scaring or amusing your household cat, then perhaps a pet safe Green Pest Control Service is just what you need before the cat becomes outnumbered. To avoid critters raiding your pantry, call The Bug Master today. Our rodent treatment services are safe and eliminate pest threats without harming you or your loved ones.
Will The Bug Master remove rodents from the walls and the attic of my home?
The Bug Master believes the best method to proper rat and rodent control involves a three step process. When we are called out for an inspection, we first need to inspect the damage and determine the species of rodent. We want to avoid trapping the animal inside walls and attics, so we strategically place baited traps outside the dwelling. During the trapping process, we want to leave exposed openings alone so as to not enclose the rodent without an escape path. Once we have trapped the rodent, enclosing the structure securely to prevent future infestation becomes the necessary final task.
What prevention methods can I use to keep mice and rats from returning after extermination?
Rodents gain access into structures through holes as small as ¼ inch. Sealing those tiny cracks and crevices is crucial- this is why The Bug Master always offers rodent exclusion with every trapping service. Properly store all food in sealed containers including pet food. Because rats and mice love to eat dog and cat food, if you leave your pet’s food down during mealtime, being sure to pick it up and seal it in between meals. Assure trash receptacles are tightly covered and picked up regularly. Additionally, be sure to thoroughly clean your barbeque grill after each use. Finally, refrain from leaving paper, cardboard or landscaping rubbish around that become a safe haven or nesting material for a rodent.
How do I know if my rodent problem is from rats or mice?
This is a common question and an easy case of mistaken identity. While the size of mouse can reach 7 1/2 inches in length, a rat will grow to 18 inches including their tail. One of the easiest indicators are the droppings they leave behind. Rat droppings are ½-¾ of an inch long (think Tic Tac sized) and are shiny and black at the ends. Mice on the other hand produce much smaller droppings in comparison at ⅛-¼ of an inch long (roughly the size of a grain of rice) with pointed ends.
Other methods will require eyes on the rodent in question. If you catch sight of its tail, a mouse’s tail is thin and slighty hairy, while a rat’s tail is scaly and hairless. At the opposite end we have the head shape. Mice tend to have a triangular shape. A rat will have a blunt nose. With respect to color, all mice and rats can be gray or brown in color. Rats though, will also be black. If you can find the damaged area in your house, you can differentiate by the marks left behind. The teeth marks of a rat are an ⅛ of an inch of long whereas mice will leave mostly small scratches.