Can Rats Climb

rat-climbingWe often get asked Can Rats Climb? The answer is yes! As you can see in this rare photo how a rat can climb right up the brick of a building. Lucky for this building owner there are no entry points near this corner of the building. Rats will look for holes about the size of a quarter or larger to enter buildings. As they go in and out of the holes there body leaves a grease mark often called swing marks. So if you are seeing any holes around your property those need to be fixed. Sometimes these are things you can fix using such products as steel wool. However there are also holes or entry points that you will need to have professionally repaired. We do offer rodent exclusion services. Free estimates are always available. Just do not let the rodents or animals continue to live in your property. They can carry diseases and can damage lots of stuff by urinating, chewing on things, this can also create a fire hazard.  Let us know if we can be of assistance.


Cooler Weather and Rodents

I don’t know about you but we are rejoicing at the cooler temperatures in North Texas lately. Fall has certainly finally arrived! But just like with every other season, you have to be prepared for what that change in temperature means for pests and insects.

At Sureguard Termite and Pest Services, we see a lot of concerns during the cooler months about rodents such as mice and rats making their way into your home to warmer temperatures. Often times in our area people believe that something bigger such as a squirrel may be in their walls but with the amount of gnawing that mice can make often times makes them sound much larger than they really are.

While rodents are certainly not clean and the idea of them sharing a living space with you is less than desirable, there are some really important reasons why you want to make sure they don’t take up permanent residence in your home.

Rodents can do extensive damage to your home and vehicles including:

*Damaged electrical wires that can lead to fire

*Tearing, chewing and burrowing into insulation

*Chewing and nesting in car engines

*Damage surfaces due to urine and feces droppings

The first sign that you may have a problem is often time the damage or droppings that they leave behind. If you find signs of these pests in your home this season call Sureguard and let us take care and prevent them from being a bigger problem down the road.  We offer customized services to handle your pest large or small. Call us today for more information 855.668.4000.tumblr_inline_oebnyjap0z1tm4xkj_400tumblr_inline_oebnzqx4oy1tm4xkj_1280