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RODENTS

RODENTIA

The most common rodents that cause problems for homes and business in Missouri are: mice, rats, and moles.  They are easily recognizable by their fur and“mouse-like” appearance. Rodents are very common in the fall and winter seasons as they are actively looking for warmer shelter, such as your home.

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Missouri rodent family

RODENTS NATIVE TO MISSOURI

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RATS

(RATTUS)

There are two main types of rats you might encounter: Norway rats and roof rats.
Norway rats are larger and often found in burrows. Roof rats are smaller and tend to nest in higher places like attics and trees. Both rodents can damage property by gnawing on wires, wood, and even plumbing, which can lead to costly repairs. Additionally, rats can spread diseases through their droppings and urine, posing health risks to humans and pets. 

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MICE

(MUS)

The most frequently encountered species in the state is the house mouse. These small rodents are known for their ability to squeeze through tiny openings and breed rapidly, making them a persistent nuisance. Mice can cause damage by gnawing on wires, insulation, and food packaging, leading to potential fire hazards and contamination. Like rats they can also transmit diseases through their droppings and urine.

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