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Physical Characteristics of Rats and Mice

There are over 70 species of mice and rats widely distributed across North America. The house mouse (Mus musculus) and the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) species are in the Muridae family, which is the largest family of rodents and mammals in the world. House mouse: Small head, small feet,... 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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Rodents Are Most Active in Winter

Winter is a busy season for pests. Rodents are most active and insects come in the house to find warmth for the cold months.  Rodents are still coming in and are active. Listen for noise in the walls and look out for droppings or chewed food wrappers found in rooms where you didn’t leave... more
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