Complete Rodent Solution with the Help of Pest Control in Plano TX

Rodent populations grow very quickly, so time is of the essence. It is best to target them when populations are small before it becomes a full-blown infestation. A successful and effective rodent control strategy typically involves sanitation measures, rodent proofing (exclusion), and population reduction (trapping).


When Knockemdeadpestcontrol services your rodent infestation with rat exterminator Frisco TX, we approach it in a way that ensures the quickest possible results. We understand each home is unique and our professionally trained technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, identifying any signs of rodent activity and potential entry points, taking the time to understand your individual needs. At the end of the inspection, your pest control in Plano TX professional will develop a customized plan to address your specific rodent problem.

Rodent-Proofing Your Home (Exclusion)

Knockemdeadpestcontrol will inspect your home to find any rodent entry points – such as any holes, crevices, or gaps that are larger than 1/4 inch through which rodents could use to enter your home – and seal them. By removing the places rodents have to find shelter and rest, hide, or build nests and rear young, they cannot survive in large numbers. Wood piles and other rodent shelter sites, such as overgrown weedy areas, should also be eliminated.


When a rodent infestation already exists, some form of population reduction (e.g., trapping) is typically necessary to help control the rodent population already inside the home. Many factors, especially placement, account for the overall success. Rats are very leery of anything new in their environment and will avoid a freshly placed trap, so this process could take a few days or up to a few weeks along with Knockemdeadpestcontrol rat control prosper TX. The technician will routinely check and promptly remove the rodents as they are trapped. By not relying on inherently hazardous poisons, we can ensure rodents are disposed of properly and avoid unpleasant odors.

Sanitation and Vector Control


The most effective rodent control begins with prevention. Trash should be disposed of properly, and sanitary conditions should be impeccably maintained. Rodents can survive in small areas with limited amounts of food and shelter. So, no matter how clean, all places where food is stored should be made rodent-proof as a preventative measure by keeping food tightly sealed in metal or glass containers. Both human and pet food are an incentive for rodents. Cardboard boxes are attractive to rodents, as they chew them up for use in their nests. Our Knockemdeadpestcontrol professional will provide you with detailed recommendations to remove objects which attract rodents.

Vector Control:

The technician will also provide a thorough pest control in Plano TX treatment to eradicate vectors commonly living with rodents, such as fleas, mites, roaches, and other feasting insects.

Long Term Monitoring

An ongoing monitoring program ensures any exclusionary measures remain intact for the long-term. We will regularly monitor your home to ensure the rodent prevention plan is effectively working, making any necessary adjustments. We will consult with you and provide education on ways to prevent future rodent infestations. Our goal is to deliver a long-term rodent-free environment and to provide 100% customer satisfaction.

Why Professional Treatment Is a Necessity for Rodents 

Rodents are among the most destructive pests threatening Texas property owners. In homes, they gnaw on any surfaces they come across. They contaminate food, leave smear marks on walls and baseboards, leave droppings and urine wherever they nest, and generally cause a nuisance to everyone in the home. Rodents bring all the same problems to businesses–in addition to destroying inventory, putting customers and employees at risk, and putting your reputation at stake.  

Making matters worse, rodents are an extremely difficult problem to completely eradicate. The ability to fully eliminate a rodent infestation requires specific knowledge of where they’re operating and how it would be best to target them. Otherwise, while you may catch some rodents with traps and DIY methods, the infestation itself will continue to go on.  

At Knockemdeadpestcontrol, we have a long history of keeping homes and businesses safe in the Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX, areas. Using the latest tools and techniques developed in the field, we work to create lasting solutions for property owners that not only eliminate rodents in the present but also prevent them in the future.  

What are the signs I have a rodent infestation?

Chewed wires, furniture, or gnaw marks on wood surfaces.

Small, pellet-like droppings in corners or along baseboards.

Rodents leave behind a distinct, strong, and musky odor in their nesting areas.

Shredded paper, fabric, or other materials used for bedding.

Oily streaks along walls or floorboards from rodents’ fur.

Visible tracks in dusty or muddy areas of your home.

Hearing scratching, scurrying, or squeaking sounds, especially at night.

Rodents often create entry points in walls, floors, or exterior areas.

Ripped bags or chewed-through containers.

Where do rats and mice nest?

Both of these rodents like to nest in attics, but there are other places you’ll find them. Mice especially will nest in a variety of areas, but typically choose secluded spots that have access to nest-building materials and are close to a steady food source.

What is the difference between mice and rats?

Mice are typically 2 ½ – 3 ½ inches long, with their tails adding an additional 2 ½ – 4 inches to their total length. Their appearance ranges from light brown to gray, with lighter-colored underbellies. They have pointed noses, small ears, and large, dark eyes.

Rats are larger than mice, ranging from 6-8 inches in length, with their long, hairless tails adding another 6-8 inches to their total body length. They have dark brown or black fur with grey speckles and lighter-colored underbellies. They also have pointed noses and large, dark eyes, while their ears are larger than what mice have.

Do rodents carry diseases?

Rodents carry diseases, and they can spread them to humans through their feces, urine, saliva, and bites. What’s more, if they bring parasites inside, such as ticks or mites, the parasites can also spread illnesses to humans. Some of the disease’s rodents are known to transmit include rat-bite fever, hantavirus, salmonellosis, tularemia, and more.


We will return on a weekly basis until we are certain that the entire rodent population in your home is eliminated or excluded. During these return visits, we will check all the traps present, removing any rodents and resetting traps as necessary.  

After this visit, we will return when you notify us that a trap has been set off. Trap servicing is part of our rodent control service. Although we do not offer sanitation services, KnockEmDeadPestControl can offer dependable recommendations on how to prevent future rodent infestations.