Category: Rodents

Rodent Tip Tuesday | Mice have small living areas

Most mice will keep to a relatively small living area. Mice will only travel about 25 feet from their home to reach their food source. In times of scarce food, they may travel further, but it is not as common.  If you see droppings in separate areas more than 30 feet apart you very likely have... more
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The Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

Body: Large and bulky Fur: Coarse, brown Belly color: Gray to grayish, with a brown underbelly Weight: 7 to 18 ounces Length: About 16 inches long Tail: Scaly and shorter than the length of the head and body combined Ears: Small with no fur Location: Found across the... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | How to Get Rid of Mice

Use our tips for using mouse traps to get rid of the mice. If the traps alone don’t work, try baiting stations. Experiment with natural methods like peppermint oil or kitty litter. Use strong smells to deter rodents and erase the trails they leave behind. Secure your outdoor... more
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Rat Disease

Rats can spread disease through their biting or human contact with their feces/droppings. The most common diseases transmitted to humans or animals by rats are: Salmonellosis Rat bite fever Leptospirosis Plague Murine... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Using Strong Odors to Deter Mice

Natural methods to prevent house mice include the use of deterrents like strong smells that drive the mice away. When a house mouse finds a new place to live (such as your kitchen or basement) they will leave a pheromone trail behind so the rest of the rodent family can find their way into your... more
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Rat Damage

Norway rats dig burrows in which to live. These can cause problems to the stability of homes and buildings when the rats dig beneath them; they also can block sewer lines and spoil the landscaping of yards. As climbers, roof rats are most likely to cause structural damage in homes when they... more
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How Do I Know If I Have Rats?

Because rats are nocturnal and are most active at night, an infestation can develop before a rodent is ever seen. So it is best to keep an eye—and an ear—out for signs of rodent presence. These include: Live or dead rats. Droppings, especially around human or pet food or in or... more
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Rat Facts 2020

Signs of a rat's presence are droppings, gnawing marks, tracks, runways, and burrows. Like mice, rats are nocturnal, have very poor eyesight, but have very strong senses of smell, taste, and hearing. Compared to mice, rats are much larger, have coarser fur, and have proportionately larger... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Rat Movement

Rats can enter a building through a hole as small as 1/2 inch in diameter. They are strong swimmers, so, rats will live in sewers and can enter buildings through broken drains or toilets. A rat will climb to get to the food, water, or shelter. Rats follow regular routines and paths each day. If... more
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Flying Squirrel Can Cause Damage

Squirrels are non-aggressive however; they are capable of causing destruction. They dig up nuts and other items from the ground and they can leave huge holes in your yard. They can disrupt flowers and other vegetation and they can trample and eat out of your garden. If you have bird feeders,... more
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