Rats and Mice

Rats and Mice Featured

Problems with rats? Eliminate rodents quickly and permanently with Pronto. Our rodent control is unsurpassed, from our thorough inspections to our targeted trapping and exclusion. Best of all, no one stands behind their service like Pronto! No one likes to see rats or mice in their homes or businesses. Unfortunately, however, they can be found in every town in the United States, numbering approximately one rat for every one person in the country.

Quite simply, we've got what they need: Food, Water, and Shelter.

These rodents pose a great health threat, as well as being very destructive to property. Rodent problems can lead to:

  1. Fires, caused by gnawing on wiring.
  2. Ruined Foods, contaminated by urine and feces.
  3. Structural Damage, caused by burrowing and nesting.
  4. Disease, spread by fleas,ticks, mites, and lice that they carry.

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Identifying Rats and Mice

Roof Rats
Roof rats are sleek, graceful animals weighing up to 10 ounces, and boasting a scaly tail over 4 inches long. They are blackish with a lighter under belly. The have quite large ears that could easily be pulled over their eyes. Quite the aerial acrobat, roof rats will frequently enter homes and other structures from the roof or from accesses near overhead utility lines, which they use to travel from area to area. Once in the attic, roof rats will contaminate and tear up insulation, chew on wires, and even find their way down into the kitchen, where their appetites not only cause damage to foods, but also drive them to relocate under appliances, often disabling them by gnawing on their wiring.

Norway Rats
Norway rats are stocky, burrowing rodents, visibly larger than roof rats. They can weigh up to a pound and are brownish to reddish gray in color. Norway rats burrow to make nests under homes and other structures, beneath concrete slabs, along stream banks, around ponds, in garbage dumps, and at other locations where suitable food, water, and shelter are present. Although they are able to climb, Norway rats would rather inhabit the ground floors of buildings. Norway Rats cause considerable damage to property and food items, as well as being a carrier of disease.

House Mice
House mice are small gray or brown rodents with large ears and small eyes. Each weighs about 1/2 ounce, and is about 6-7 inches long, including the 3-4 inch tail. House mice usually feed on grains, but will eat many kinds of food. They are excellent climbers and quite acrobatic, running along cables or ropes frequently. They can slip through a pencil-sized crack. Their constant gnawing causes much property damage and their urine and feces contaminate foods and food prep surfaces, making them the most troubles pest in the United States.