Many native rodents spend their lives in wild woodlands and meadows. But some types of rats and mice seek out human dwellings instead. Three types of rodents, all with hairless tails, comprise the worst offenders when it comes to home disruption:
Rats and mice are nocturnal pests that stay hidden during daylight hours, but the urine and feces they leave behind during their nighttime travels are signs of their presence.The size and shape of their dark, elongated droppings provide clues to their identities:
Other telltale rodent signs include greasy smudge marks along pipes, baseboards and walls, or piles of shredded insulation. Scratching, gnawing sounds in walls and ceilings indicate rodents at work gnawing wood, electrical wiring or other materials.
Rats and mice can contaminate homes with disease-causing pathogens, but they also create serious fire hazards by chewing wires. Prompt control is critical: One pair of mice can produce thousands of offspring in a single year.
Amdro® brand mouse and rat control products can help you eliminate these destructive, disease-carrying pests from your home:
Fight rats and mice by finding any openings where they could enter your home. Mice fit through holes smaller than 1/4 inch wide. Rats squeeze through holes only twice that size. Seal the holes, then keep your property free of trash, debris and weeds where rats and mice might hide.
Always read product labels and follow the instructions carefully.
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