Did you find evidence of an uninvited critter? Our rodent control specialists can help. With over 30 years of collective experience in rat removal and as mice exterminators you can count on us to get rid of vermin. Life After Bugs is a local, family-owned pest control company that has served the Katy, Richmond, and West Houston communities for 10 years. We hope you trust us to keep your family safe. Call (832) 230-6433
A mouse (plural: mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. The best-known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. This rodent is eaten by large birds such as hawks and eagles. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter.
Mice can at times be vermin, damaging and eating crops, causing structural damage, and spreading diseases through their parasites and feces. In North America, breathing dust that has come in contact with mouse excrement has been linked to Hantavirus, which may lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).
Mice are primarily nocturnal animals and compensate for their poor eyesight with a keen sense of hearing, and rely especially on their sense of smell to locate food and avoid predators.
Rats and rodents are highly intelligent. If you think an exterminator can come out to your home and trap all of the rodents at once, and others won’t come back, you’re highly mistaken. That’s why Life After Bugs offers rodent trapping and removal together with a home exclusion service (although we recommend exclusion to prevent infestations). A home exclusion service seals the cracks, gaps, and unsealed entry points so that the rodents won’t return.
Rodents start becoming more active in the fall and are the most active in the winter. We recommend a home exclusion to seal out unwanted rats, bugs, and other pests every few years. Not sure if you need exclusion service? Contact us to schedule a rodent inspection.
Prevention Methods: First it’s important to seal up any open areas around your Katy or Houston home in which mice can enter. Mice have soft cartilage which means that they can fit through holes the size of a dime. To decrease the likelihood of a mouse infestation; unclutter your home including the attic and garage; mice like to hide in and under clutter.
If you keep food in your garage, it’s important to package it properly. Use appropriate storage containers such as stainless steel, glass, or thick plastic containers. Mice can chew through boxes and paper bags with very little effort.
Treatment: If after taking the above precautions you notice signs of an infestation, you should hire a professional Katy rodent control treatment company. The experienced pest control technicians at Life After Bugs can trap and/or treat the infestation, ensuring the rat problem does not persist and helping you get rid of the vermin before someone becomes ill.
Professional rat removal and control treatments may consist of traps, baiting, and the use of non-toxic chemicals to treat the area so the mice do not return to the treated area.
Allow the Professionals to do it: Mice and Rats tend to dig into your Katy or Houston homes during the cold winter and hot summer. They are looking for a warm or cool place to cozy up with their family and breed.
Before you know it they will have reproduced into a swarm of pests running around destroying your electrical wires and your walls while also carrying and spreading diseases. The best way is to let Life After Bugs help you get rid of the rats and mice. We are specialists in mice and rats pest control. We trap them and then we keep them out. We exterminate or remove the problematic rodents and then prevent them from coming back using our home sealing/exclusion service to seal out vermin.
Our rat exterminators are here to help if you think your home has become ground zero for rats or mice. We’ll come to your home and look for any signs of a rodent presence, then set traps to remove any that are currently present. But we don’t stop there.
After we remove the ones that are currently in your home we inspect your home to find entry points and seal them out. This is called a home exclusion because we are excluding rodent permission to enter your home by filling in any gaps, cracks, or spaces.
Life After Bugs is your trusted local pest control service. Call (832) 230-6433 or send us a message requesting service in Katy, Fulshear, or Richmond, Texas today. We’ve served families like yours for over a decade and we can’t wait to help keep your family safe and free of mice and rats.