House Mice, Brown Norway Rat & Rodent Control
Since 2005, Defense Pest Control, both fully insured and licensed, has been providing premium pest control services to our valued customers throughout Cleveland, Northwest, and Northeast areas of Ohio. Our certified and experienced experts utilize exclusive professional-grade equipment and products in conjunction without skills and know-how, to give both commercial businesses and residential homes premium pest control. Ensuring our valued customers are 100% satisfied with our efforts is a top priority.
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Mouse & Rat Rodent Damage
Rodents can pose a real threat to both commercial and residential buildings, and the people who occupy them. Potentially spreading disease, germs, bacteria, and even viruses, rodents are indeed the enemy. But not only can these little critters be a health risk, but the damages they cause to buildings can be catastrophic if left to fester. Defense Pest Control has technicians with the expertise and fortitude to stop rodents in their tracks, protect your family and safeguard your Ohio home or business.
Common Rodent Species Found in Ohio
With mice and rats being a more common concern amongst Cleveland, NW and NE Ohio area residential homes and commercial businesses, the most frequent visitors to your business or abode will be the Norway rat and house mouse. Additional rodent problems in Ohio are chipmunks, squirrels, woodchucks, lemmings, and voles. Where these rodents have infiltrated buildings from time to time, they are typically found outdoors.
Brown Rat AKA Norway Rat Identification & Control
The Norway or brown rat is covered in brown or gray shaggy fur. The tail is shorter than the head to the body, and along with the tail, its ears are scaled. They can get up to approximately 15” long, and usually weigh just over a pound. They prefer to live underground, and will only investigate buildings in search of food. Being omnivorous, Norway rats will devour an assortment of food. Their preferred diet includes meats, fruits, and nuts. Capable of hunting small fish and rodents, Norway Rats will also consume dead animals. They do require water and typically construct their nests and colonies near a water source. They breed year-round, having 3-12 litters a year, with 4-22 babies at a time.
House Mouse Prevention & Control
The house mouse has short hair ranging from light brown to gray to black in color, and their bellies are always lighter. They weigh in at ½ – 1 ounce and are just less than 8” long. In the outdoors and their more natural habitat, house mice make their homes in fields, grassy or wooded areas, where they construct nests close to convenient food and water sources. They will eat anything that’s readily available but lean towards the grains and nuts. The house mouse doesn’t hibernate, and when the temperature drops, they search for warmth, which is often your Cleveland, NW, and NE, Ohio area home or business. Being fairly small, they can easily infiltrate your building by squeezing through utility lines, pipe openings, gaps in doors, and anywhere else they can manage.
Deer Mice Identification Facts
Deer mice have been known to infiltrate the commercial and residential properties of the Greater Cleveland and Northeast and Northwest areas of Ohio. Deer mice are fairly round and slender, usually averaging 3-4 inches in length. Their tails are typically shorter than their bodies. They have pointy noses, large black beady eyes, and large ears. Generally, the Deer mice’ fur is a reddish-brownish color and their bellies and feet are white. Usually, Deer mice stay away from humans, but will venture inside if weather or the need food dictate otherwise.