Rodent Control & Extermination in Dallas, Texas and the Surrounding Areas

Did you know that rodents can get through an opening as long as their nose fits through? That’s a pretty small opening! Not to mention what a difficult task it would be to detect every entry point of THAT size around your home! Markle’s skilled technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your home, identifying every rodent entry-point and implementing necessary barriers to exclude rodents from your home.

Markle Termite & Pest Management’s highly trained professionals can handle all of your rodent control needs, regardless if you have Roof Rats, Norway rats, Field Mice or even a house mouse. Markle is on the job!

We have multiple plans to fit your needs & your budget.

It’s about more than just setting a few traps

Rodent control takes much more than just plugging up visible gaps with steel wool and setting a few mousetraps. Once an infestation has occurred, multiple steps must be taken to remove the rodents and make sure they don’t come back.

What rodent control services involve…

Markle Termite & Pest Management has been in business since 1966, and utilizes an integrated pest management system that customizes a pest control program for each client individually, depending on wants and needs.

Markle Termite & Pest Management carefully inspects each client’s home from top to bottom, looking for every possible entry point where rodents may have gained access. Trained technicians will take careful note of entry points and any damage done, and will note all signs of mouse activity in the home such as droppings, etc.

All access points will be sealed off and repaired to help keep the rodents out of the structure.

Once all entry points have been sealed and repaired, Markle Termite & Pest Management’s team of technicians will trap and remove all mice within the home, including in the attic, crawlspace, and other hard to reach areas. Trained technicians will make sure that every rodent is caught and removed, with none left behind.

Markle Termite & Pest Management understands that it just won’t do to replace one contaminate (rodent waste) with another (dangerous chemicals). Home is a haven and must be safe and clean for every client and family. No harsh chemicals are used to control rodents unless absolutely necessary, and then only under strictest protocols so that safety is ensured. Markle Termite & Pest Management uses methods of elimination or removal that are safe for people and pets.

Markle Termite & Pest Management’s highly trained professionals can handle all of your rodent control needs, regardless if you have Roof RatsNorway ratsField Mice or even a house mouse. Markle is on the job!

Rodent Facts

All species of commensal rodents carry and spread various diseases. They include salmonellosis, plague, leptospirosis, hantaviriruses, and rickettsial pox. Rodents are often infested with fleas which they often share with those with whom they live. Rodents consume and contaminate significant numbers of the worlds food supply every year. Rodents cause extensive damage to properties by gnawing on wood and wiring, often causing fires. Rodents cause some people to jump on chairs and scream, often falling and breaking bones.

There are species of native mice that occasionally invade houses, but the house mouse (mus musculus) are the prominent species that invade houses and businesses.

The House Mouse is found throughout the United States. They are omnivores, feeding on cereal grains, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and meats. Seed is the preferred food. They eat at multiple sites eating small amounts at each site. (20-30 sites per day) Daily consumption is about 1/10 of an ounce leaving the balance contaminated.

Mice can be found in cultivated fields, woods, below ground, or on the top floor of the Empire State building. They are excellent climbers and are inquisitive. They explore their home turf daily and inspect any new object.

Mice are prolific breeders and under ideal conditions will breed year round. The female will have an average of eight litters per season with an average of six pups per litter. At five weeks old, the pups are capable of mating. It is not unusual for a female to be lactating her young and pregnant with a new litter.

Recently there have been numerous outbreaks of Hantavirus in the United States carried and spread by the house mouse. The virus is contacted by humans through inhalation of dust in contaminated rodent areas, usually where droppings and contaminated food tend to collect. If you have or have had a mouse infestation, always wear a respirator when cleaning the area. Symptoms of Hantavirus are similar to the flu including fever of 101 +, chills, body ache, and troubled breathing. It can be fatal, so if suspected see your doctor.

The House Mouse: Some interesting facts!

Mice are excellent climbers and can run up most any roughened surface without breaking stride.
Mice can swim, and apparently hold their breath. Many have been reported being flushed only to reappear minutes later wet and hungry.
Mice Do not have bladders. They will relieve themselves at will anywhere.
Mice can jump a vertical distance of 12 inches.
Mice can reproduce all year round. They can become impregnated while nursing and have a new litter every forty-fifty days or so. Usually six young per litter.
In six months a pair of mice can devour up to four pounds of food and produce 18,000 fecal droppings.
Mice can live up to 18 months, but usually average one year.
Mice can enter a structure from a hole as small as a dime.
Mice are disease carriers, and can transmit diseases by biting, infecting food with their droppings, infecting food with urine, indirectly by fleas, indirectly by dying in a water supply, or indirectly via the dog or cat. Diseases include: Salmonella bacteria, tape worms, Favus (which causes bald spots), Rickettsial pox (rash, mild fever, and enlarged lymph nodes), Black Plague (from fleas recently reported in Colorado in Prairie Dogs), and Hantavirsus (Flu like symptoms that can be fatal. Cases recently reported in Sacramento and Houston.)

For more than 40 years we have proudly delivered safe and effective Rodent control and treatment to the residents of Dallas, Texas and the surrounding Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex areas with a 100% Peace Of Mind Guarantee.

Markle Termite & Pest Control can eliminate most rodent problems. Don’t make the mistake of trying to tackle mice & rodents on your own! Our trained licensed technicians are just a phone call or click away. Give us a call at 972-279-1448 or fill in the Request For Service on the right.