They’d be amazing if the carnage they created wasn’t so disgusting. The debris left by mice, rats and other species of rodents is easy to spot, and often easier to smell. Rodents breed disease, some of it incredibly lethal like the Hantavirus outbreak in New Mexico that recently threatened the Four Corners Area. More common than the Hemorrhagic Fever associated with the Hantavirus are infectious disease carried on the fleas, ticks and other parasites that infest a rodent population.
Large rats and mice infestations are the stuff of nightmares for Texas housewives and the damage done to crops and stored food is measured in the billions
of dollars each year in America. While every household in central Texas wages war in some way on the rodent population it’s a battle that can outlast the staunchest land owner if they try to handle it on their own. Pest Hunters of Santa Anna, in Coleman County can be your best ally when it comes to fighting rodents.
Texas is home to a bewildering variety of gophers, moles, pocket mice, kangaroo rats, mice, rats and their cuter, but still destructive relative the squirrel. Texas is home to five different types of shrews and moles as well. Not a rodent, moles can destroy a garden quickly. Nine different indigenous species of gophers, 10 different native squirrels, 13 types of pocket mice and kangaroo rats and a whopping 30 different species of mice and rats all call Texas home. What you don’t want is for them to call your place home.
According to calculations performed by the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association
a rodent has incredible reproductive potential. A single female mouse can produce up to 5000 offspring in a year, 5000! In test conditions a group of 24 mice were housed, fed and protected from predators. After eight months they had swelled to a population of 2,000.
While indigenous rodents are a challenge it is the invasive foreign species that can often create the most problems in property destruction and the spreading of disease.
The Roof Rat gets its name from its habit of climbing a nearby tree, dropping onto a roof and looking for access to the house. You don’t have to have an open area for a rat to enter your home, they’re capable of chewing through electrical wire, 2×4 studs, plywood and even concrete.
The Norway Rat is the largest rodent you’ll find in central Texas, reaching 15 inches long, including its scaly tail and weighing in at just over half-a-pound. Big ones fight cats and are extremely aggressive.
You don’t have to fight this battle alone, give Bobby a call and Pest Hunters
and put your rodent fears at bay.