Rats & Mice are serious pests of humans. They are well adapted to living in very close association with humans. Often sharing their food and shelter.
Throughout history rodents have been responsible for enormous losses of food. Owing to their ability to transmit disease to humans by various means they have also been attributed to enormous losses of human lives.
If you suspect you have a rodent issue it is of vital importance that you address the issue immediately.
Course Red Brown in colour. Heavy set body with a blunt nose and small finely haired ears. Tail
is shorter than the body and head and is pale underneath.
Weight – 450g
Burrows, swims well and occurs in sewers. Lives outside and inside and nests in various places
Garbage, meat, cereals and fish
Fine grey, black, brown in colour. May be white underneath. Slender body
with a pointed nose and large almost hairless ears. Tail is longer than the body and head and is
uniform in colour.
Weight – 200g
Does not burrow. Climbs well. Poor swimmer. Rare in sewers but often found in high places
Vegetables, fruit, cereals and grains
Fine Brown to grey in colour. Slender body with large hairy ears and tail
about the same length as head and body. Tail is partly naked.
Weight – 20g
Burrows as well as nests in furniture. Occurs outside and inside. Not in sewers
Cereals and grains