Are Rats Or Mice Worse In Wayne?
People have debated for centuries over which rodent is the worst. Many argue that rats are the bigger problem as they are larger, more aggressive, can cause more damage with their teeth, and leave more excrement behind when they invade into homes. Others say that mice are the true champions of rodent problems because of their ability to reproduce faster, and the fact that they are more common house pests than rats are. Today we are going to be putting this argument to bed and finally determining once and for all, which rodent is worse.
What Are Mice And Rats
As you already know, mice and rats are rodents, but what does this mean. It means they are both creatures of the night armed with extremely sharp and strong front teeth. These teeth are able to chew through extremely hard objects including wood, cement, and even led.
Both mice and rats have the ability to breed quickly. We are talking hundreds of babies a year. For this reason, we implore homeowners to seek extermination options quickly after discovering a rodent in their home, as it only takes a few months for 2 mice or rats to turn into many.
The main difference between mice and rats is their size. Mice are small and round. Their ears are big in comparison to their heads and their noses are pointy. Mice also have long scaley tails with a bit of hair on them. Rats, on the other hand, are larger and longer. Their ears are still big, but smaller in comparison to their heads. Their snouts are also blunter than that of mice. Finally, rats’ tails are just scaley and completely absent of hair.
Problems Mice And Rats Cause
Both mice and rats are dangerous pests to have in your home. Both have the ability to carry and transmit dangerous diseases such as Salmonella and Hantavirus, and both can be hosts of dangerous parasites such as ticks, mites, and fleas. When inside homes mice and rats can spread these problems over countertops and inside food boxes. If you suspect you have rodents in your home, clean kitchen and dining room surfaces every time before preparing or eating food. In the same way, keep an eye out for holes in cardboard food boxes, if you suspect rodents have chewed their way into your cereal, just throw it away. It’s not worth the risk of getting sick. Do these things until you are certain rodents are out of your home.
Which Rodent Is Worse
The truth is, mice and rats are both horrible pests to have inside your home. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, but all in all, there is no way to dub a king. That being said, whatever rodent is currently causing you trouble is the worst kind of rodent. They are the ones currently threatening your family and pets with sickness, and your home with damages. The only question is, what are you going to do to stop them?
How You Can Stop Rodents
If mice or rats have gotten into your Wayne home, there is one quick and easy way you can get them out. With professional rodent control, courtesy of Resolution Pest, your home will be rodent-free ASAP. The moment you know rodents have gotten into your home, give us a call. We will send one of our qualified pest technicians your way with a solution designed with you, your home, and your pets in mind. No extra hassle, no unneeded stress, just results, plain and simple.
For all of your pest control needs, Resolution Pest is here to help. Reach out to us today for any and all of your pest needs.