Three Common Rodents Our Rodent Removal Services Target
This rat is brownish on top of their body and grayish below their body. They are up to 18 inches long, including the tail. The rat has a thick, scaly tail that is shorter than the head and body combined. It has small eyes and hairy ears and weighs seven to 17 ounces.
These rats are mainly found on farms, cultivated fields, sewers, warehouses, and human dwelling places throughout the US.
Norway rats are agile climbers and good swimmers. They feed at night, but a daytime feeding indicates a large population. Their powerful teeth grow continuously and they gnaw through objects like wood, electrical cables, and pipes.
Norway rats like to eat stored cereals, meat, insects, wild plants, seeds, chicken eggs, and young poultry.
This rat is dark brownish with a gray bellow. Roof rats are usually smaller than Norway rats and they have a slender tail that is longer than the head and body combined. They have almost hairless ears and weight up to nine ounces.
Roof rats live in the upper floors of buildings, trees, and lush vegetation (especially in well-landscaped yards). They may also live in seaports and ships. These rats are most common in the southern US and along the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific coasts.
Similarly to Norway rats, roof rats are agile and expert climbers. They also gnaw through wood, lead piping, and electrical cables. They build nests above ground, often in trees and tangled vines. Roof rats are the ones who carried the Black Plague in the 14th century.
Their food preferences include cereals, grains, nuts, and fruits.
House mice are grayish brown on top of their body and are lighter under their body. They are anywhere from five to seven inches long and don’t weight over a pound.
Mice live in buildings, cultivated fields, and areas with good ground cover.
Typically, mice are inquisitive and territorial. They contaminate food with urine and small droppings. The mice can chew or gnaw through walls, floors, baseboards, or electrical cords, leading to fire.
They like to eat seeds, cereals, grains, and sweets.
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Warning! You must take extreme caution regarding rodent bait. All bait installed in or outside of a structure should be in a tamper resistant bait box. All traps should be placed where contact by children or pets cannot occur. Rodent carcasses should be handled with gloves and disposed of in plastic bag(s).