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Updated: Apr 5, 2023

RODENTS


Rodents can be difficult to keep out of structures. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a penny and rats can fit through holes the size of a 10 pence. For proper rodent pest control, seal any cracks and voids. Ensure there is proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building.



House Mice


The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. It can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. In fact, a female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks and can produce up to 35 young per year.


Roof Rats


What are roof rats? Roof rats - also called black rats or ship rats - are smaller than Norway rats but cause similar issues. This rodent gets its name from its tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. The roof rat is thought to be of Southeast Asian origin, but is now found throughout the world, especially in tropical regions.

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