Common Types of Rodents Invading Homes

Common Types of Rodents Invading Homes

Rodents are a common pest that can be found in both your home and yard. They can cause a lot of damage, and they can also spread disease. It is important to be able to identify the different rodents types so that you can take appropriate steps to get rid of them. In this blog post, we will discuss the most common types of rodents and how to identify them.

What animals are called rodents

There are many different types of animals that are classified as rodents. This includes: 

  • mice, 
  • rats, 
  • hamsters, 
  • gerbils, 
  • and guinea pigs. 

Rodents are typically distinguished from other types of animals by their large front teeth, which they use for chewing. They also have a pair of long incisors that grow continuously throughout their life. These incisors are used for gnawing and burrowing. In addition to their distinctive teeth, rodents are also known for their small size and fur-covered bodies. Although they are often considered to be pests, some people keep rodents as pets. Regardless of their reputation, rodents play an important role in the ecosystem by helping to control the population of insects.

Which animals are often mistaken for rodents

Several animals are often mistaken for rodents, due to their similar size and general shape. One example is the opossum, which is a marsupial. Opossums typically have gray fur and long, pointed snouts, and they range in size from about the size of a rat to the size of a small cat. Another common creature that is often mistaken for a rodent is the bat. Bats are mammals, but they have leathery wings instead of fur, and they use echolocation to navigate. Finally, another animal that is sometimes confused with a rodent is the beaver. Beavers are large, semi-aquatic mammals that are known for their large tails and their ability to build dams. While they do have some similarities to rodents, they are quite different animals.

Types of rodents in Australia

Australia is home to a wide variety of rodents, including several species of rats and mice. The most common rat in Australia is the brown rat, also known as the wharf rat or ship rat. These rodents are often considered to be pests, as they can cause damage to property and spread disease. Other common rats in Australia include the black rat and the house mouse. These rodents are not as destructive as the brown rat, but they can still be a nuisance. In addition to rats and mice, Australia is also home to several other rodents, such as hamsters, gerbils, and voles. These creatures are not typically considered to be pests, but they can still cause problems if they invade homes or business premises.

How do you know what kind of rodent is in your house

It's cold outside, which means that rodents are looking for a warm place to nest. If you've seen evidence of a rodent in your home, you might be wondering what kind of creature you're dealing with. Is it a rat or a mouse? Turns out, there are some key differences between these two types of pests. Here's what you need to know to determine which one is invading your home.

Size Matters

One of the easiest ways to tell a rat apart from a mouse is by size. Adult rats typically weigh between 225 and 340 grams, while adult mice only weigh about 1/2 an ounce. This difference in size is easily observable, even to the untrained eye. If the rodent you're dealing with is on the larger side, it's probably a rat.

Droppings are another good indicator of which type of rodent you're dealing with. Rat droppings are usually about 1.27 cm long, while mouse droppings are usually only about half a centimetre long. Mouse droppings are also more likely to be oval-shaped, while rat droppings are more likely to be rod-shaped. If you can't get a good look at the droppings yourself, take a photo and show it to your local hardware store employees—they'll be able to help you identify the culprit based on the shape and size of the droppings.

Hearing Noises in the Night?

Rodents are nocturnal creatures, so if you're hearing noises in your house at night, there's a good chance that you have one (or more!) unwelcome guests scurrying around after dark. But not all rodents make the same kinds of noise. Mice tend to make high-pitched sounds, while rats have deeper voices and make more grunting noises. If you can identify what kind of noise you're hearing, that can also help you figure out whether you have a mouse or a rat problem.

If you think you might have a rodent problem in your home, there are some key ways to determine whether it's a mouse or a rat that's doing the damage. Size matters—adult rats are much larger than adult mice—as do droppings and noise levels. By taking note of these key indicators, you can get rid of your furry pests once and for all.

What is rodent control

Rodent control is the process of eliminating or deterring rodents from entering and occupying a home or business. It is important to take measures to control rodents because they can cause significant property damage, contaminate food, and spread disease. There are several ways to control rodents, including exclusion (sealing entry points), trapping, and baiting. Exclusion is perhaps the most effective method of rodent control, as it prevents rodents from gaining access to a building in the first place. Trapping and baiting are also effective methods but must be done carefully to avoid harming non-target animals. When done correctly, rodent control can help to keep homes and businesses safe from these pests.

EnviroBug Ultrasonic Pest Repeller for rodent control

Ultrasonic sound waves are a form of energy that is transmitted through the air and can be used for many different purposes. One of those is pest control. Envirobug uses high-frequency ultrasonic sound waves to repel mice, rats, and other pests from your home. The sound waves are inaudible to humans and pets, but they are very irritating to vermin. The pests will begin to avoid the area where the sound waves are present and will eventually relocate to another area. Envirobug is a safe and effective way to keep your home free of pests. Simply plug Mighty Plug-in Ultrasonic Pest Repeller into any wall socket and let it do its job. You can finally have peace of mind knowing that your home is pest-free.

For outdoors, Envirobug also offers Garden Sentinel Motion-activated animal sprinkle that uses an infrared sensor to detect the body heat of animals and birds. Once triggered, it deploys a startling burst of water combined with unexpected noise and motion creating a safe, highly effective deterrent against all kinds of pests.

FAQs

There are more than 60 species of rodents in Australia, including both native and introduced species. The most common rodents include the house mouse, brown rat, black rat, and rabbits. These species are widespread and can be found in most parts of the country.

There are three major types of pest rodents in Australia: the house mouse, the brown rat, and the black rat. The house mouse is the most common type of rodent pest, and it is found in nearly every home in the country. Brown rats are larger than house mice, and they are often found in commercial buildings and warehouses. Black rats are the least common of the three major rodent pests, but they are considered to be the most dangerous.

One of the first signs of a rodent infestation is the presence of droppings. Rodents tend to leave droppings wherever they travel, so you may find them in cupboards, drawers, or on countertops. Other signs of rodents include gnawing marks on food packaging or wooden furniture, burrows in insulation or soft materials, and strange noises coming from walls or floors. If you suspect that you have a rodent infestation, it's important to contact a pest control professional as soon as possible. Rodents can carry harmful diseases and contaminate food supplies, so it's important to get rid of them before they cause any damage.

There are a variety of rodent repellents on the market, but not all of them are effective. One of the most popular rodent repellents is ultrasonic devices. These devices emit high-frequency sound waves that are supposed to be intolerable to rodents, but many studies have shown that they are ineffective.

Conclusion

You may have thought you were the only one with a rodent problem, but you are certainly not alone. Many homeowners experience rodents at some point or another. The most common type of rodents in Australia are rats, mice, and possums. There are several ways to determine what kind of rodent is in your house, such as the size of droppings and Tracks/gnawn marks on woodwork. If you think you have a rodent infestation, the best course of action is to contact a professional for help with proper rodent control.

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