Rodents are known to be common structure pests. Mice can get through spaces the size of a dime and rats through spaces the size of a quarter. To effectively control rodents, seal off all cracks and voids, no matter how insignificant they seem. There should be a well structured drainage system at the foundation, with gutters to channel out water.
Consult a pest professional immediately you notice signs of rodent infestation. The experts will thoroughly survey your home, identify the species and prescribes a course of action to be taken.
These mice are usually found in rural areas and hardly found in residence. The deer mice pose great medical threat to humans as they are great carriers of Hantavirus.
This is the commonest rodent pest in almost all parts of the world. It reproduction rate is relatively high and easily adapt to different weather conditions. Interestingly, the female house mouse can reproduce 6 babies in 3 weeks interval, and can reproduce 35 young yearly.
The Norway rats are said to be from Asia, but can be found all round the world. They can destroy structures and properties through gnawing. They have small eyes and ears and a short tail.
Roof rats are smaller than the Norway rats, but they cause same damage. They are also called black rats or ship rats. They are mostly found in rooftop of buildings. The rat which is believed to have originated from south-eastern Asian is now found all over the world, mostly in tropical areas.