rodents MICE

mice

Habit: They nest within structures and burrows, establishing a "territory" near food sources that are generally 10 to 30 feet from the nest. Mice are inquisitive, but very wary, and excellent climbers.

Diet: Mice are omnivorous but prefer cereal grains.

Reproduction: Prolific breeders by two months of age. They can have litters as often as every 40 to 50 days, with four to seven young per litter, and live up to one year.

Other: • Feed 15 to 20 times per day
• Can squeeze through a hole 1/4 inch wide
• Most fires of unknown origin are believed to be from rodents gnawing on electrical wires.

rodents RATS

rats

Habit: Rats nest inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood. They are excellent climbers that can often be found in the upper parts of structures. Some live in underground burrows, from which they enter buildings in search of food.

Diet: Omnivorous, some show a preference for grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables, while others prefer meats.

Reproduction: Reaches sexual maturity in two months and can breed any month of the year. Litter may number from eight to twelve. Females can have four to seven litters per year. Adults live as long as one year.

Other: • Rats are very agile, and can squeeze through openings only 1/2 inch wide.
• They are a carrier of many serious diseases.
• Most fires of unknown origin are believed to be from rodents gnawing on electrical wires.

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