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Everything you ever wanted to know about pests!
Rodents’ instincts make them difficult to control, and they present a serious menace to your home.

Here’s what you should know about these pests:

  • Difficult to control: Rats are instinctively wary of traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard to reach places.
  • Disease: Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas, lice and ticks into your home.

  • Access: They invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. One pair of mice can produce 200 offspring in four months.
  • Contamination: Each mouse can contaminate ten times more food than it eats.
House Mouse
Latin Name: Mus musculus
Appearance: Small and slender, three to four inches long, with large ears, small eyes and pointed nose. Light brown or light gray. Droppings are rod-shaped.
Habit: Nests within structures and burrows. Establish a "territory" near food sources that are generally 1Norway Rat
Latin Name: Rattus norvegicus
Appearance: Brown, heavy-bodied, six to eight inches long, with small eyes and ears and blunt nose. Tail is shorter than head and body. Its fur is shaggy. Droppings are capsule-shaped.
Habit: Nests in underground burrows, from which they enter buildings in seRoof Rat
Latin Name: Rattus rattus
Appearance: Black or brown, seven to 10 inches long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. Body is smaller and sleeker than Norway rat. Fur is smooth.
Habit: Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood. Excellent climber thDeer Mouse
Latin Name: Peromyscus maniculatus
Appearance: Round and slender, ranging from 2 3/4 to 4 inches long in body length with a pointed nose and large, black, beady eyes. Ears are large with little fur covering them. Body is bicolored with a light brownish-reddish top and white underbelly and
Other Pests
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