| AllPest Exterminators
are experts in the control of mice and rats. Our Rodent Control Service's include a thorough inspection of all potential harborages inside and outside,
all food and water sources and possible points of entry into your home
or structure. During our initial visit to your property we
will suggest control procedures and preventative measures. Our
services can be a one time treatment or a regularly scheduled monthly
service. Call us for a quote over the Phone at 410-288-9300
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House Mouse- Mus musculus
Norway Rat- Rattus norvegicus
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|Ears: Large in proportion to body
Weight & Size adult: Approx.3/4-1 oz. / 6-7 inches in length
(tip of nose to end of tail)
Fur: Silky dusty gray, brown-gray.
|Ears: Small in proportion to body
Weight & Size adult: Approx.10-18 oz. / 12-18 inches in
length (tip of nose to end of tail)
Fur: Coarse, Generally red-brown to gray-brown.
|Why is rodent control so important?
human history rodents have been an important host animal to many diseases
and plagues. Rodents are the host of external parasites such as fleas and
ticks that directly cause several diseases. Some of these diseases
include Plague, Typhus, Leptospirous, Rat Bite Fever, Rabies and the more
recently documented Hantavirus. Hantavirus is a rarely contracted disease
but it can be fatal even with treatment. The virus is found in the droppings
and urine of deer mouse or white footed mouse. Be very careful when handling
these droppings. (Hantavirus
Rodents also soil our indoor environments
with urine and rodent feces. Studies have shown that these droppings are
a major allergen for children with asthma. Rodents contaminate our food
supplies with potentially harmful germs and bacteria. Its very important
to eliminate rodent problems as soon as they appear.
What physical damage do rodents cause?
In addition to the disease causing potential of rodents they also can be
quite destructive. Rodents front teeth continue to grow throughout
their lifetime. The rodent must continually gnaw on objects to wear down
these teeth so they do not grow too long. This gnawing activity can cause
damage to electrical lines, burglar alarms and to the base of doors and
entrance ways. Rodents will also seek out soft nesting materials and will
gnaw at items stored in basements, sheds and garages. These items include
patio furniture cushions, pool covers, stored clothing and bedding.
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