House mice are the most common rodent species in Humboldt. They are gray in color and have bodies that measure 3 to 4 inches long, with a tail also measuring 3 to 4 inches on it’s own.
These rodents live in close association with humans, given the name. House mice are great climbers. They can jump 12 inches high, 8 feet down, and can even fit into holes as small as 1/4 of an inch, making our exclusion service even more important.
Deer mice are usually 2 to 4 inches long with a dark upper body. Their stomach and feet are often colored white. Deer mice tend to be less of a problem in residential neighborhoods, but can be more of a problem in rural homes.
Roof rats can be 13 to 18 inches long when measured from the nose to the tail. In fact, their tails are actually longer than their bodies. Another distinguishing feature of roof rats are their large ears.
Roof rats will vary in color from brown to black, with a white or gray belly. Opposite to the Norway rat, Roof rats make their nests in upper levels, such as attics and rafters. These small rodents can find their way through holes as small as 1/4 an inch in size.
The Norway rat ranges in size between 7 to 10 inches, with their tails adding another 6 to 8 inches. They have coarse, shaggy fur usually colored brown or black.
Norway rats will make their nests in lower levels, such as crawl spaces and basements. Holes as small as 1/2 inch are susceptible to being breached by this rodent species.
Rodents can be a challenging pest for homeowners to control alone. The rodent species as a whole is remarkable because they can observe and remember specific objects and events. This trait allows rodents to learn from past experiences, making removal all the more tricky for inexperienced homeowners. Rodents often transfer disease and bacteria from living in sewers and foraging in garbage, so it’s best to leave rodent control to the professionals.
No matter the rodent species, 707 Pest Solutions can surely help control your rodent population. We’ll implement proactive steps around your home or building to eliminate their presence, and set up exclusion measures to prevent them from returning.