Rodents

MANAGEMENT OF VERTEBRATE PESTS

NORWAY AND ROOF RAT

  • Weaned at 3-4 Weeks
  • Mate 2-5 Months
  • Gestation Period 23 Days
  • Average Litter 7-8 Pups
  • 3-6 Litters Per Year
  • Average Female Will Wean 20 Young/Year
  • Average Life Span 1 year
  • Norway rats prefer to nest in ground burrows
  • Roof rats prefer to nest in elevated areas
  • Both normally travel on well established runways
  • Both are Neophobic
  • Both Enter in openings ½ inch or larger
  • Both are vertical climbers
  • Excellent Swimmers

HOW WILL THEY GET IN?

  • Air vents and ducts
  • Tree limbs
  • Electrical or cable wiring
  • Are able to chew through concrete and metal
  • Under closed doors

HOUSE MOUSE

  • Weaned at 3-4 weeks
  • Mate every 35 days
  • Gestation Period 19 days
  • 6 Young Per Litter
  • 8 Litters Per Year
  • Average Female Will Wean 30 Young in a Year
  • Average Live Span 1 Year
  • Prefer to nest in dark, secluded areas
  • Will move throughout territory daily exploring anything new or changed
  • Excellent climbers
  • Enter through1/4 inch openings

HOW WILL THEY GET IN?

  • Air vents and ducts
  • Tree limbs
  • Electrical or cable wiring
  • Under closed doors

 

 


SANITATION OR HABITAT MODIFICATION

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Overgrown Grass and Foliage Areas

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Unclosed Areas


CONTROL METHODS

  • Sanitation
  • Rodent Exclusion
  • Interior Trapping
  • Exterior Rodent Abatement (exterior bait stations)

RODENT ELIMINATION PROGRAM

  • Exterior and Interior Rodent Exclusion
  • Interior Trapping
  • 3 Follow-up Services (to remove rodents in traps)
  • Certified One Year Guarantee
  • UNLIMITED Service Calls For One Year

 

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