How Mice and Rats Invade Pennsylvania Homes
Advice From Moyer Indoor | Outdoor
If you are seeing signs that mice or rats have invaded your Pennsylvania home or worse, have seen the rodents themselves inside your home, then you may be scratching your head as to how they are getting in. In today's article, we are going to take a look at some of the common ways rats and mice find their way into our homes, why it is a bad idea to let them stay, and some ways to prevent them from coming in.
Although there are several types of rodents that can plague homeowners such as squirrels, moles, voles, and gophers, the most common rodents that invade our homes are mice and rats.
House Mice: These tiny rodents have pointed noses, large ears, and small, black, slightly-protruding eyes. They are typically grayish-brown with a gray or buff-colored underside. House mice typically measure around 7.5 inches from the tip of their nose to the end of their tail.
Norway Rats: These rats look quite similar to mice, only they are larger and more robust. Norway rats, also called common rats, street rats, water rats, and wharf rats, are rather large home-invading rodents. These rats have grayish or brownish colored coarse fur and long, sparsely-haired, scaly tails. Norway rats grow to be around 18 inches long from their nose to the end of their tail.