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Most Rodents are Herbivores

Rodents are a type of mammal characterized by having a single pair of incisors in the upper and lower jaw that grow continuously throughout their lives. Rodents are found in various habitats, including forests, deserts, and urban areas, and they play an essential role in many ecosystems. The vast majority of rodents are herbivores, meaning they primarily eat plants. This includes plant materials such as leaves, stems, roots, and fruits and seeds. In some cases, rodents may also eat insects or other small animals. However, their diet is typically plant-based. Rodents play a vital role in the dispersal of seeds and the pollination of flowers, which helps to ensure the health of both ecosystems and the plants that grow within them.

Rats & Rodents are Smart

Rodents are some of the smartest animals on the planet. They can solve complex puzzles, remember vast amounts of information, and even use tools. It has been said that rodents are as intelligent as dogs and primates. Rats are also very good at sniffing out danger and avoiding traps. This is why rodents are often used in research laboratories – they can provide scientists with valuable insights into how the brain works. However, rodents are not just intelligent creatures; they also have a lot of personalty. They can be playful and affectionate, and many people enjoy keeping them as pets.

Rodents Usually Live for 3-4 years

Rodents are one of the most prevalent pests in urban and rural areas. While they may seem like harmless creatures, rodents can cause a great deal of damage to property and human health. They are known to carry a variety of diseases, including hantavirus and they even caused the bubonic plague. Their constant gnawing can damage electrical wiring, woodwork, and More. Most rodents only live for 3-4 years, but in that time, they can produce litters of up to 12 young. As a result, a single rodent can quickly turn into an infestation if left unchecked. That is why it is essential to prevent rodents from entering your home or business in the first place. You can discourage rodents from taking up residence on your property by sealing off entry points and removing potential food sources. And if you do find yourself with a rodent problem, there are various effective control methods available to help get rid of them.

Many Rodents Can Survive a Long Time Without Drinking Water.

Rodents can survive for long periods without drinking water. This is due to their ability to extract moisture from their food. As a result, rodents can live in areas where water is scarce. This makes them one of the most resilient animals on the planet. However, while they can survive without water for long periods, rodents still need to drink regularly. If a rodent does not have access to water, it will eventually die of dehydration.

Mice, Rats, Moles, Voles, & Other Rodents Don't Stand a Chance.

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    Forterra Pest Control has been in the Pest Control business for over 25 years. We've seen it all when it comes to rats, mice, voles, moles and other rodents, and we know how to get rid of them quickly and efficiently. We are local to Dallas, Texas and dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. Our technicians are professional rodent exterminators, and our treatment process includes the latest technology and equipment to get the job done right.

  2. Affordable Services

    We offer affordable pest control services that won't break the bank. We know that dealing with pests is stressful enough, especially when there is an unexpected infestation. We have a wide range of payment options and treatment plans and treatment methods to choose from so that you can find one that fits your budget. We also offer free rodent inspections so that you know the extent of your rodent problem and what it will take to nip the infestation.

  3. Next Day Service

    We understand that rats are a aweful and need to be dealt with as soon as possible. That's why we offer next day service for most of our customers. We'll come to your home or office and start working to get rid of the rodents the right away. Every rodent treatment also comes with a follow up inspection to make sure that the rodents are gone for good.

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Why Are Rodents Such a Big Deal Anyway?

Rodents are one of the most common pests in residential and commercial settings. While rodents may seem like harmless creatures, they can cause a great deal of damage to property and human health.

One of the most significant dangers posed by rodents is that they can carry and transmit a variety of diseases. Some of the diseases that rodents can carry include hantavirus, salmonella, leptospirosis, and even the famous bubonic plague. These diseases can be transmitted to humans through contact with rodent urine, droppings, or saliva. In some cases, rodents can also transmit these diseases indirectly by contaminating food or water sources.


Therefore, it is important to take precautions to avoid contact with rodents and their droppings, especially if you are located in an area known to exist. If you do contact a rodent, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterward to help prevent the spread of disease.

Another danger posed by rodents is that they can cause extensive property damage. Rodents are known to gnaw on various materials, including wood, insulation, wiring, and pipes. This gnawing can create openings in your walls or foundation through which other pests can enter your home. Additionally, the chewing action of rodents can also create fire hazards by damaging electrical wiring.


In some cases, rodents may also nest inside of your walls, which can cause even more damage. If you suspect that rodents are present on your property, it is important to contact a professional pest control company as soon as possible to have them removed before they cause any further damage.

In addition to their dangers, rodents can also simply be a nuisance. Rodents are known to make noise, which can be disruptive to both sleep and concentration. Additionally, rodents often leave behind droppings and urine, creating foul odors and leading to health concerns. Therefore, if you are dealing with a rodent infestation, it is important to contact a professional pest control company as soon as possible to have the problem resolved.


Why Choose Forterra Pest Control? Our 5-Step Process.

No one likes to live with rodents and to be honest, and we don’t like seeing them either. That is why we are quick and efficient in eliminating any infestation. Plus, if the rodents come back, so will we, free of charge.

Rodents In Dallas, Texas, and The Surrounding Areas

Mice and Relatives
The house mouse is the most common type of mouse in the United States. They are found in homes, apartments, and other structures. The house mouse is a small rodent with a body that is about 2 to 3 inches long and a tail that is about as long as its body. House mice are typically gray or light brown in color, although their exact appearance can vary somewhat depending on their location.

Like other types of mice, house mice are proficient climbers and can fit through very small openings. This allows them to access homes and other structures through cracks in the foundation, holes in walls, or gaps around doors and windows. Once inside, house mice will typically set up nests in the dark, secluded areas such as attics, crawl spaces, or behind appliances.
Squirrels & Garden Gliders (Flying Squirrels)
Squirrels are small to medium-sized rodents that are found in a variety of habitats throughout the world. In the Dallas, there are three main types of squirrels that are commonly found: tree squirrels, ground squirrels, and flying squirrels. Ground Squirrels are typically larger, with sizes ranging from seven to eight inches in length, and weigh between eight ounces. Tree squirrels tend to be smaller, and this helps them handle life up high comfortably where their small size is an advantage when climbing trees or jumping out of danger onto branches. Ground squirrels have brown-gray fur with dots of white or cream color. Tree squirrels, on the other hand, come in a range of fur colors. Their fur may be white and brown, black, gray, or red.

Flying squirrels can soar up to 500 feet in the air, but they don't have their own means of propulsion like birds or bats. They glide using a furry membrane called "the patagium," which connects at wrists down past ankles when spread out on tree branches during jumps, this flap of loose skin forms a square and acts like a hang glider.
The Norway rat is one of the most common household pests around, and they can be found anywhere from big cities like Dallas, and all the way out in suburban or rural areas. People generally think that rats infest large cities with massive underground public transportation but that isn't always true. Rats will be anywhere that there is food. Most people will confuse rats with mice but rats have a thicker tail, more blunt noise, and smaller ears.

Thankfully, Forterra has been treating rats, mice, squirrels, voles, moles, and every other rodent in the DFW area for over 25 years



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Frequently Asked Questions

Pests such as ants, wasps, spiders, and mosquitoes are more active in summer months but that doesn't mean that they (and other pests) go away in the winter. It's actually quite the opposite as pests seek shelter once the climate starts to change and the temperature drops. Once it is cold enough, the spiders, ants, and even rodents will come in from your yard and seek shelter in your warm, cozy home.

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