How Do I Know what Kind of Mouse or Rat I Have in My Georgetown, TX House & How to Get Rid of Rodents

Many homes and business in Greater Austin, TX have had at some point an issue with rodents and them getting in their home and office. A rodent does not usually need much space to get in and that small gap can even be as small as a nickel. They are always on the look for food, water and shelter like any other mammal. A rodent can cause many types of disease and bacteria that can be harmful to people and pets. They are also bad for allergies and asthma suffers. When they are left to run free in a place of business or home they can cause lots of damage. They tend to chew on electrical cords and remove pieces of insulation to make room for a nest. This can cause trouble with your electrical work and could turn into a fire hazard. A-Tex Pest Management outlines some of the rodents that you may run across in Greater Austin, TX.

House Mice

This is a very common mouse that are found in homes all the way across the United States. They are usually as full grown about five to seven inches in length. They are also usually a grey or tan color and have a light color belly. They have small dark beady eyes and their eyes are large compared to their body. They are likely to gain access to a home through a small gap in a door or window and are looking for a place to set up their nest. They carry disease that can be harmful to people and will cause a lot of damage.

Deer Mice

This is another type of mouse that can be found throughout the state of New York. They are much smaller than a house mouse and have the same small black beady eyes. They also range in colors from black, grey white and brown. They also have the same large ears that the house mouse has. Just like other rodents they carry disease when they walk through your home and on your counters. They also get in your home through the same holes and gaps and are on the lookout for shelter, food and water.

Norway Rats

This is a problem in the area and are not something that most people want to come across. These rats are much larger than a mouse and are brown or grey. They are found anywhere that there is food and water and that happens to be most often where people live. Small scraps and moisture are found in all the homes across the home. In addition to structural damage, Norway rats can expose people to disease and bacteria including plague, jaundice, rat bite fever, and salmonellosis. Norway rats may also introduce fleas, ticks and mites into your home.

Roof Rats

Roof rats are smaller than Norway rats. Once inside your home, roof rats not only damage materials by gnawing through them, but they also contaminate stored food and acts as vectors of many dangerous diseases.

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