RATS & MICE

HOUSE MOUSE

HOUSE MOUSE

Rodents carry very harmful viruses such as hantavirus, leptospirosis and many other infectious diseases.

The house mouse has thin whiskers, narrow hind feet, and short, sharp claws; its long, slender, scantily haired tail and prominent, thinly furred ears appear naked, but on the rest of the body the fur is short and soft.

Characteristically having a pointed snout, large rounded ears, and a long and hairy tail. It is one of the most abundant species of the genus Mus. Although a wild animal, the house mouse has benefited significantly from associating with human habitation to the point that truly wild...


ROOF RATS AND NORWAY RATS

ROOF RATS AND NORWAY RATS

Rodents carry very harmful viruses such as hantavirus, leptospirosis and many other infectious diseases.

The roof rat gets its name from its tendency to find shelter in the upper parts of buildings. Once inside, roof rats not only damage materials by gnawing through them, but they also contaminate stored food and serve as vectors of dangerous diseases.

The roof rat is the smaller of the two commensal rats, as the Norway rat is larger in size.