Mesa, AZ Rodent Control
Every winter, rodents invade approximately 21 million homes in the United States – usually mice or rats. Though mice and rats are often categorized together, being able to distinguish the difference between the two is crucial in eliminating these pests successfully. After an initial inspection of your premises, our rodent control expert will determine how to best eliminate the type of rodent plaguing your home or business.
Rats are highly intelligent and incredibly social animals. They have smaller ears, with longer, thinner legs and torsos. Of all rats in the United States, the two species you are most likely to encounter during an infestation are Norway rats and roof rats. How do you tell the two species apart? Roof rats have much larger eyes and ears in comparison to the more petite features of Norway rats. In contrast, the Norway rat is much larger and thicker compared to the sleek build of the Roof rat. Both can hide around the structures and foundations of walls, in attics, bushes, basements, etc. If you notice signs of rats invading your property, don’t hesitate to call a professional technician immediately.
There are currently more than 30 known species of mice. While species range in appearance and attributes, they possess many distinguishing features. Most species of mice range from 5-10 inches in length, with much larger ears in comparison to rats. A few common mice found in the US are house mice, deer mice, and wood mice. Some species of mice, like house mice, depend on humans for food and shelter, while others are more likely to be found outdoors foraging for food. Most mice find their way indoors by climbing through cracks, open doors, wall cavities, windows, etc. Even though the presence of mice may not be as startling as that of rats, they present a significant threat to your home or commercial property. If the threat of mice arises, don’t hesitate to call Convenient Termite and Pest Control to receive quality, affordable rodent control services in Mesa, Arizona.