Sometimes a rat and mice infestation is viewed as one in the same when in reality there are unique challenges as to how they should be remediated. Here’s how to differentiate between a rat and mice infestation in your home:
- Breeding patterns. Mice are prolific breeders, and it is easy to have an infestation of these pests than with rats. A single mouse can have ten litters consisting of six mice in a single year, which equates to about almost five dozen mice in a year. Rats are not as prolific, and it will take longer for an infestation to take hold in a residential setting. Unattended commercial settings – especially in facilities that deal with food items – improve the chances of a rat infestation taking hold.
- Droppings. In Sarasota, there are typically two main species of rats that can infest a home or property — the roof rat and the Norway rat. The Norway rats are slightly larger than the roof rat, with the latter creating droppings of about an inch long, while the former having slightly smaller droppings. With mice, droppings are typically about 1/4 of an inch in length or shorter. When compared to rat droppings, these droppings are incredibly small and makes it a lot easier to distinguish between which rodent is taking refuge in your home.
Critter Control Advantage
Critter Control® can help with your rat infestation in more ways than one. We have a dedicated animal dropping cleanup crew that removes the signs of a rodent infestation after they have been removed. Our team can safely remove any critters and expertly cleanup any evidence that they have left behind.
Rats, like other rodents, are keen to gnaw their way into your home and into places where they shouldn’t be. Critter Control® of Sarasota offers damage repair and restoration services in the case of severe damage to your property, home, and belongings.
Contact us via our contact form that will allow you to describe your possible infestation. This will help us assess your situation and come up with a plan that is specific to your scenario. Alternatively, you can contact Critter Control® of Sarasota via our toll-free number, 941-355-9511.