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Plano Texas is a suburban city nestled in the greater Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. Because the city of Plano is a geographically flat terrain, has very few trees and few other variations to the terrain, the name ‘Plano’ stuck with when settlers were reviewing various names to call the area.
Plano, Texas was incorporated in 1873. Because there were vital establishments that included a Gristmill, a sawmill, and a store in the 1940s, Europeans were drawn to this area.
Since 1800s, this is the Plano that’s flourished into one of America’s top cities to live. As a matter of fact, AreaVibes.com has an algorithm which found that Plano W. is “The Best Pl. to live in the United States for livability of the year 2013.”
The growth and development of Plano, Texas as a desirable city to live in was further fueled in the 1980s with the help of companies that include Frito-Lay and J.C. Penney’s, which both moved their headquarters to Plano, Texas in that time period.
The city of Plano is vital to the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex and is located just 20 miles from downtown Dallas. If you believe that you have a pest control problem then you should reach out to the rodent removal service that more Plano residents trust, Safe Pro Pest Control.
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While the city of Plano has many wonderful accolades that keep its 259,841 residents happy, there is a problem that the city has, which is not so pleasant, not unlike many other cities around the country.
That problem is the rodent control issue.
You see, Plano Texas, as most of Texas, has a relatively warm and subtropic climate that makes the area a prime location for Texas rodents. The area has pretty mild winters and long, warm summers which give pests plenty of time to populate and multiply.
It is in this perfect climate for an abundance of wildlife that, Plano, Texas began to develop and build. As more people have occupied the city over the years up to today, the development of more roads, commercial and residential facilities have brought an increased amount of displacement for pests.
Common household pests that are displaced from all the development and that give residents of Plano the most trouble include – a rat with big ears, mice, ants, termites, spiders, roaches, beetles, snakes, wasps, squirrels, raccoons and possums.
Though the winters are rather mild in Plano, Texas, at Safe Pro Pest Control we always know when the weather is turning towards winter, because we all we see a spike in phone calls from residents complaining of pest problems.
While we may not notice it, mice definitely pay close attention to when the weather is turning cold for the upcoming winter. During the summertime rodents including mice, squirrels, raccoons, rats and others spend most of their time foraging outside for food. For the most part they are content to camp out in residential areas, seeking to stay undetected by humans.
However, when the season is changing towards winter, these rodents will shift their day to spending 80% of their time hunkered down in warm and safe areas, in just 20% of their time outside foraging for food.
That’s when the trouble starts for you. Rodents such as mice and rats, can find many ways to enter homes and nest in the attic area. They can lead from tree limbs that are close to the gutter and roof of your home, they can squeeze in through openings that are around your home and pry their way in.
In fact, mice and rats are so flexible that full-grown rodents can squeeze through an opening the size of a dime and nickel. This is roughly the size of their skull, which is the only non-flexible part of their bodies.
Why Rats Are a Serious Problem
The roof rat Texas problem that many residents of Plano and surrounding areas have, should be addressed quickly if you detect an issue in your home.
You should know the difference between mice and rats.
There are over 70 species of rats, but there are just three species that give commercial and homeowners issues.
These three species include Polynesian rats, roof rats, and Norway rats. Mice are much smaller than rats with and are dumber, too. This is important to know because the intelligence of rats is one of the biggest factors that make them harder to exterminate.
Because they are bigger, badder, and smarter than mice, homeowners should be more concerned if they a rat problem than a mouse problem.
But that’s just the beginning of the issue. You see, rats can build huge colonies faster than you can count. Since they mate up to 20 times each day, you read that right, day…
…and since they can produce as many as 20 offspring per litter, which are all full-grown and ready to reproduce within just 3 to 4 months, you can see how a small rat problem turns into a huge rat problem, quickly.
One single rat couple can produce as many as 12 litters of offspring each year. So, it is safe to say that rats and mice are here to stay. They have figured out how to survive and thrive among humans.
It is true that rats are omnivores, however, when there is an abundance of food they become picky eaters. And yet, in lean times when the pantry is low rats will turn on their own young and eat them to survive.
With the whole mission and goal of rats, mice and other rodents that invade your home for the winter is to survive, breed, and grow their colonies completely undetected.
These are just some of the reasons that rats are a serious problem for Plano, Texas residents.
Given all of this information about a pest you may currently have a serious problem with, you will certainly want to be quick and vigilant about exterminating rats.
While we know rats and other rodents to be crude pests, they are smart, acrobatic, and wary of their environment and changes therein.
Since rats have such strong noses, they can easily smell the sweet scent of humans, which makes baiting your own rat traps difficult. Noticing every slight change in their environment, and detecting human scent on the traps, they simply avoid them.
When they get really desperate for food they will intelligently use their own young to test food sources, which are your traps. These are called test-rats. Scandalous, I know, but true. Hey, that’s just another reason they are called ‘rats!’
So, while you may catch a rat are too, the colony can still survive and thrive in your attic since the full-grown leaders of the colony remain at-large.
The other reality of rats is that they are not clean creatures. In fact, they are known to carry diseases. There are 15 diseases that rats can hold, which include rat bite fever, salmonella, and Lyme disease. 10 diseases are directly transmitted by rats, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Signs You Have Rats
You may have detected that you have a rat or mouse problem. There are some telltale signs that you can use to with find out for sure.
You can check for black droppings in your attic area. If you find solid black droppings then you may have a rat problem. However, if these droppings have a white line in them, then you may have a lizard problem.
Also, most people don’t realize that their air-conditioning lines, attached to the furnace in the attic, provide the perfect road to invasion for rats and other rodents. You should check to see if there are holes outside your home.
You can also spot a router problem if you have tunneling in your insulation. It will look as if they have been walking through the snow making pathways.
If you detect a rat problem then you should contact rodent control services to inspect the issue and exterminate them.
Safe Pro Pest Control is one of the most trusted rodent control exterminators in the Plano, Texas and Dallas, Texas area for many reasons, with 350+ 5 star reviews on Google.
This rodent removal service is different than the rest because our team of technicians are all licensed, bonded, insured and full-time. This means they are well trained, highly intelligent, professional and exterminate rodents on a daily basis.
We have a culture of providing white-glove service for our valued customers, so don’t wait another moment, give Safe Pro Pest Control a call to schedule your free inspection today. Call us at 214-773-9548!