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Mice and rats are mammals that meet the criteria to be classified rodents. Entomologists deemed these mammals and others – porcupines, squirrels, gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs – rodents because of their strong incisors or front teeth. While most mammals have teeth, the rodent has a unique set of incisors. The uniqueness lies in the development, as the incisors are continuously growing.
Damage up into the hundreds of thousands of dollars is reported each year by property owners. The damage was the result of mice and rat infestations. A majority of the damage is linked to the rat, house mouse, and deer mouse.
Identifying The House Mouse And Deer Mouse
When most people encounter a mouse, they do not give much thought to the identification. A mouse is a mouse, which is how most witnesses view the incident. When a mouse is detected indoors, it is usually the deer mouse or the house mouse. The rodents are very similar, with only minor differences, making identifying them extremely difficult. Unless you can pick out similar and different features, validating the identity of the mouse will not be possible.
House Mouse – The adult “Mus musculus” grows up to inches long in controlled environments. In its natural habitat, the house mouse is lucky to grow up to 5 inches in length.
The ears stick up off the head, with rounded tips for exceptional hearing. The feet have sharp claws for climbing, while the nearly hairless tail helps the mouse balance its body when sitting, running, and standing.
The body is covered with light or dark gray or dark brown fur. The underbody ranges between an off-white and white coloration.
Deer Mouse – The mature “Peromyscus maniculatus” grows up to about 7 inches in a controlled environment. When entomologists measure a rodent, such as a mouse, they start at the head and end at the tip of the tail. The deer mouse, for example, is measured by combining the length of the head and body and the length of the tail.
Mouse Fecal Droppings
The mouse fecal dropping is black in color, with rounded tips. Each dropping measures between 3- and 6-millimeters in length. The feces generate a pungent odor, which enhances as the pile grows.
Ways To Get Rid Of Mice
It is pertinent to find a way to get rid of the mice as quickly as possible. Delaying is only going to make things much worse. Plus, you’re going to put your loved ones in a risky situation. Don’t let this happen. Once you’ve found mice or rats in your home, call our office. We’re eager to help and we’ll do everything we much to rectify it. We can remove rats, mice, rodents, and other pests. We’ll use safe solutions to tackle the problem. Call us and we’ll begin working hard for you.
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Don’t let the infestation ruin your life. Call our local office immediately. After your call, we’ll get back to you within 24 to 48 hours.
The Safest Solutions
We strive to provide our local clients with the safest rodent treatments. We recommend counting on us because we’re not going to let you down. Pick up the phone and call us. We’ll provide you with treatments based on EPA-registered products. These products can guarantee your safety while providing outstanding results. Work with our professionals to protect yourself and your loved ones. We’re not going to expose you to any toxic materials.
Preventing Infestations Of Rodents
Getting rid of mice and rats will prove to be difficult. Once they’re in your home, the infestation is going to worsen. Plus, these pests are going to begin damaging your property immediately. It is pertinent to do something about it right away. Don’t waste time experimenting with DIY methods. Once you’ve found these pests in your home, call a professional to get rid of them. Then, you should do your best to keep them out. Using rodent-proofing materials can help. These materials can stop rodents and other pests from entering your home.
Make sure that your home is cleaned so rodents can’t find food crumbs. If you can starve them, they will have no reason to enter your home. Use the advice below to keep these pests out.
- Find and seal any possible entry points around the outside of your home.
- Your trash must be taken outside once or twice a day.
- Use durable, secure containers to properly store your food products.
- Deal with spills in your home as quickly as possible.
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