Rodent Library

Learn more about the rodents that may be infesting your home, buildings, yard and fields and how to control them in the safest and most efficient way. »

 

House Mouse

One sign of a mouse infestation is mouse droppings - even a small infestation can produce literally thousands of droppings in a short period of time!

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Deer Mouse

Deer Mice can transmit a wide variety of diseases to humans. One serious and often fatal disease transmitted by the deer mouse is Hantavirus.

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Norway Rat

Sometimes referred to as a "super rat," these large rats can reach 16 inches in length, including the tail. Favorite foods of this basement dweller include bacon and shrimp!

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Roof Rat

When roof rats inhabit upper areas of office buildings and homes, they often gnaw on wires, possibly leading to fires, outages, and production down-time.

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Woodrat (Packrat)

Earning its nickname "packrat," this furry, giant hamster-like rodent is particularly fond of shiny objects, and will drop whatever it's carrying to take the trinket instead.

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Vole

Voles can have up to 17 litters and 80 pups in a year. However, voles have many predators, and most voles only survive a few months in the wild.

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Shrew

Shrews will eat animals five times larger than themselves. They may even go after birds at feeders. For the most part, however, they are beneficial – eating mice and insects.

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Mole

Moles are unique in appearance, having webbed feet they use for "swimming" in the soil.  One species, the star-nosed mole, has 22 tentacle-like projections around its mouth.

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Gopher

Gophers present a more serious problem than moles, because of their inadvertent destruction of underground utility cables, water lines, sprinkler systems and irrigation pipes.

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