Rodent & Animal Control

House Mouse

Length: 2″ – 4″ Head to Tail

Light brown or light gray, the House Mouse is small and slender with large ears and small eyes. They have a keen sense of hearing, taste, smell and touch. The House Mouse is a prolific breeder and must be reduced with mouse control techniques. While they are mostly active at night, they can be spotted during the day searching for food. Although they usually feed on cereal grains, they will eat almost anything. They nest within structures or burrows and establish a territory near food sources, generally 10 to 30 feet from their nest. Due to this fact mouse traps are very effective in their control.

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Mole

Length: 5″ – 6″

This small mammal, which weighs between 6 and 8 ounces can consume up to 45 pounds of earthworms and insect larvae a year. They are prolific eaters that are built to dig. A Mole can dig up to 18 feet an hour and travel 80 feet a minute through existing tunnels. They are active year round, but will spend more time burrowing spring through fall. In the winter, mounds may appear where they have begun to dig deeper to stay warm.

Norway Rat

Length: 7″ – 8″ Head to Tail

The Norway Rat is the largest domestic rodent and responsible for large amounts of damage to world food sources as well as being a disease carrier. It has small eyes and ears and a tail that is just shorter than the length of its body. The most common evidence of infestation is rub marks along common pathways or droppings approximately three-fourths of an inch long. They will usually burrow outdoors and will travel up to 100 feet for food. Rats can be a very difficult opponent in rodent control, as they travel mostly at night and will be more cautious of new things, like traps, than mice.

Vole

Length: 3″ – 4″, Weight: Up to 2 oz.

The Vole, a relative of the Mole, typically will consume plants and roots while the Mole eats worms. They typically will travel on the surface of the soil in well-defined runs. They will burrow into the soil for a shallow nest with an opening about the size of a quarter. While they are not as destructive as moles, they can damage lawns permanently.

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