Rodents

House Mice

The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. It can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions.

Habits

House mice can breed throughout the year and can share nests.

Habitat

House mice live in structures, but they can live outdoors.

Threats

Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. Mice can also bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into your home.

Roof Rats

Roof rats get their name from their tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. Ranging in size from 6 to 8 inches in length, not including their tails, they have very poor vision and are color blind. They do have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste.

Habits

Roof rats are known for the damage they cause by chewing on materials and eating stored foods.

Habitat

Roof rats can be found in the upper parts of buildings, and can also be found under, in and around structures. They only need a space of one-half inch to get into buildings.

Threats

Roof rats secured their place in history by spreading the highly dangerous bubonic plague. They support many ectoparasites and urinate on food.

Norway Rats

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Habits

These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.

Habitat

Norway rats live in fields, farm lands and in structures. Rats are often found in woodpiles. Rodents can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter.

Threats

Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. They also spread numerous diseases.

White-Footed Deer Mouse

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Habits

The deer mouse rarely invades home, and is found in rural areas.

Habitat

The deer mouse makes its home outddors in sheltered areas such as hollow tree logs or piles of debris. On the rare occasions the deer mouse come indoors, it prefers undisturbed areas such as attics.

Threats

The deer mouse transmits the potentially fatal Havtavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. The disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice.

 

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