Rats & Mice
Rats and mice have oversized front teeth for gnawing and check teeth, which are adapted for chewing. Rodents chew on a variety of items and cause great damage in and around homes.
Mice can use any opening, such as utility lines, pipe openings, and gaps beneath doors, to gain entry into a home.
The gestation period for a mouse is about 19–21 days, and they give birth to a litter of 3–14 young. One female can have 5 to 10 litters per year. Most mice reach sexual maturity at about 35 days of age and begin mating when they are six weeks old.
Rats are also prodigious breeders. Females can breed year round and one female rat may be responsible for up to 40 new rodents a year.
Rats are carriers of diseases. They can transmit diseases through physical contact, bites, contamination or by fleas that feed on the rodent. Rats contaminating food or food preparation surfaces can transmit food poisoning.
Contact us today about your rodent problem.