Rodents Including Mice and Rats Native to Massachusetts

Here is a list of common rodents in the area so you can learn more about mice and rats. If you need a pest control professional, call 800-525-4825 or for Cape Cod 800-499-5866 for your FREE estimate today! For a location in MA & NH near you, click here.

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  • Rats Norway Rat – Rattus Norvegicus - The Norway, or brown, rat lives both as a commensal in close association with man and in the feral state. As a commensal this rat lives principally in basements, on the ground floor, or in burrows under sidewalks or outbuildings. Although more at home on the ground, these rats are adept at climbing and have […]
  • Mouse Mouse – Mus Musculus (House Mouse) - Belongs to one of numerous species of rodents. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). The American white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) and the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) also sometimes live in houses. Mice are very harmful pests, damaging and eating crops and spreading diseases through their parasites and feces. In […]

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