4 Common Rodents in Virginia
Here at Holistic Pest we prefer to identify the pest we’re dealing with before taking action so what better way to help you, and us, out than to give information on some of the types of rodents. Virginia has four common rodents that invade homes.
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House mice, as the name entails, prefer to hide in people’s homes. They have long tails, (about twice the length of their bodies) large ears, beady black eyes, and they’re gray in color with a lighter colored belly, though some are more grayish brown. Their bodies are small and slender so they can get through tight spaces. Here are the 4 Common Rodents found in Virginia.
Field (Deer) Mice
Field mice, also known as deer mice, are known to live outdoors but will hide in homes if they are able. They are slightly larger than a house mouse and they can be similar in color but the field mouse is more known for its brown color but they can be gray or a reddish brown, all of them have white bellies.
Roof rats prefer to live in higher places like trees of the attic of a house. These rats are identified by their long slender bodies and their long noses. They are usually black or brown in color, lighter on the underbelly, with a mix of grey hair. They have large ears, a pointed nose, and large dark eyes.
Norway rats are larger and chunkier than the roof rat and are usually found in the opposite section of the house, basement and lower levels. They have untidy brown fur with a mix of black hair and they also have a lighter underbelly. They have protruding small dark eyes, small ears, and short blunt nose.
Learn more about rodents https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodent
Here at Holistic Pest we like to do our research before acting and we hope that this information on 4 Common Rodents in Virginia will help our customers identify these rodents better. If you suspect that you have rodent infestation in or near your home, Holistic Pest Solutions can provide you with a free assessment, suggestions, and treatment for long term control. Give us a call at 434 842 1700. Whether you’re in Charlottesville, Waynesboro, or close by to either; Holistic Pest Solutions has the perfect plan that is mindful of our clients AND our Earth.
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