Common Pests: Rodents
The Norway Rat is approximately 12 to 18 inches (including tail), 12 to 16 ounces,
stocky, ears are small and hairy. This rat's tail is shorter than its head and
body length, is a larger, heavier rat, with smaller eyes and a blunter snout than
the roof rat, dropping are large and ovoid. Rats teeth grow an average of 7 " per
year. This is why they constantly gnaw and chew. Norway rats also feed on a variety
of items prefer to stick to plant material. However, they have also been known to
prey on eggs, young chickens and other small animals. These rats are prolific
breeders and do not have a delimited breeding season.
The House Mouse is the smaller cousin of the rat, uniformly light brown to dark gray;
occasionally a little lighter on the belly 5 to 7 inches, ½ to 1 ounce, slender, agile,
they have large ears, small feet and eyes in proportion to the body; sparsely hairy tail.
They are mostly active during dusk or night and do not like bright lights. They mainly
feed on plant matter, but as omnivores, they will generally eat whatever is available.
The House moust lives in close proximity to humans in or around houses or fields because
of the availability of food and shelter. Although generally rats are more harmful to humans
than mice, the House mouse can still pose a substantial threat to human health and must be
taken care of.
Everguard Exterminators will inspect the
location for points of entry, make recommendations for a rodent
control program which may include external tamper-proof bait
stations, glue boards, and possible tin cats. This
determination is dependant upon pets, children, and the
prevailing circumstances for each customer's situation. Each
technician is fully prepared and equipped to seal openings and
take the safest and most appropriate measures to eliminate your
Everguard Exterminators provides a service for the
deodorization of areas contaminated by rodents feces. Untreated
fecal matter can develop spores which become air borne causing
some of the diseases commonly transmitted by rats and mice or
parasites that they carry.