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Rodents are a common threat inside the home, garage and attic. Rodents can squeeze through small spaces (as small as 1/2 inch), are excellent climbers and the carriers of many diseases.
The Norway Rat is the most common rat is the United States. It has a heavy body, small eyes and ears and it's tail is shorter than it's head and body. They are excellent climbers and nests in underground burrows. Norway rats often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce, and they tend to remain in hiding during the day. They are omnivorous and can't survive long without water. They reach their sexual maturity in two months and can breed all year. Their litters range from eight to twelve and they can have four to seven litters per year. Pack Rats get their name from their habit of taking small, bright objects and hoarding them in their nests. They are usually nocturnal, but are sometimes active during the day. They are excellent climbers and are sometimes semi-arboreal, meaning they will nest in trees.
The House Mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. It can adapt quickly to changing conditions and breeds throughout the year. House mice usually live in buildings or other structures, but they can live outdoors. They breed rapidly and are able to share their nests. House mice can have litters of up to 7 young, as often as every 40 to 50 days. Roof Rats are usually found in the upper portion of buildings, thus their name. They range in size from 6 to 8 inches and have very poor vision. Roof rats are known to eat stored foods and damage materials by chewing on them. They are known in history for spreading the highly dangerous bubonic plague.
Pigeons are gray and white birds with black bars on secondary wing feathers and a broad black band on their tail. They are commonly found around parks, buildings and farm yards, and feed primarily on grain. Pigeon droppings can not only deface buildings, but spread disease and produce odors. They also can introduce mites and ticks into a building.
Got Gophers?
It's so frustrating to have a bunch of pocket gophers or moles ruining your yard. A troublesome gopher can chew through the roots of your shrubs, wreck havoc with your lawn and possibly even damage buried utility cables or pvc pipes. Give us a call at 1 800 R-U-BUGGED, we can help.