The three common pest species of rodents are the Norway Rat, the Roof Rat, and the House Mouse. These three rodents are known as commensal pests, which describe their ability to successfully cohabit with humans.
Rodents construct their nests close to areas where they scavenge for food and water, utilising soft materials such as shredded paper or fabrics. These nests are usually situated in wall cavities, roof voids or under floor areas and in the case of Norway Rats, in burrows, garbage tips and other similar sites.
Did you know?
- The adult female is capable of giving birth to 4-6 litters per year with each containing between 5-10 young. Because they become capable of reproduction just three months after birth, the mating of a single pair of rodents can result in a population of 400-700 within a year.
- The meaning of the word “rodent” is “to gnaw”.
- A mouse rarely travels more than 10 metres from its nest for food
- Mice are curious of their surroundings where rats are wary.
Apex Pest Solutions will strategically place bait or traps to best suit your needs and work with you to best help keep those little rodents away.