Pest Facts & Pest Control Information

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RodentsBiology
In the U.S., rodents try to come inside from October through February for warmth and food.

RodentsBiology
A female house mouse can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. Imagine having as many as 150 babies a year!

RodentsBiology
Mice feed 15-20 times a day.

RodentsBiology
Rats will eat just about anything, including decaying material.

RodentsBiology
A mouse produces between 40 to 100 droppings per day, while a rat produces between 20 to 50 droppings a day.

RodentsFun Fact
Rats can squeeze through a space as small as a half dollar.

RodentsFun Fact
Mice can fit through an opening the size of a nickel.

RodentsFun Fact
Mice can jump a foot high.

RodentsFun Fact
A rat can swim for 3 days before it drowns.

RodentsHealth
Wild and domestic rodents have been reported to harbor and spread as many as 200 human pathogens.

RodentsHealth
House mice constantly give off micro-droplets of urine as they travel around their territory every day. A large medical research study showed a protein in house mouse urine called mouse urinary protein, caused allergies in 18% of inner city children studied.

RodentsHealth
Conservative estimates place as many as 14,000 people each year in the U.S. bitten by rats.

RodentsHealth
36% of the reported Hantavirus cases in the United States have resulted in death. Hantavirus is a virus spread by rodents.

RodentsHealth
While the plague is often thought to be an historical disease, about 10-15 people in the U.S. contract this rodent-borne disease each year.

RodentsHealth
Hantavirus is a viral disease that may be contracted through direct contact with, or inhalation of, aerosolized infected rodent urine, saliva, or droppings.

RodentsPrevalence
Each year in the winter, rodents invade an estimated 21 million homes in the U.S.

RodentsPrevalence
House mice are said to be the most common mammal in the U.S.

RodentsPrevalence
More people in the West mentioned having problems with rodents such as rats and mice (35%) in the past year.

RodentsPrevalence
One pair of mice can produce hundreds of offspring in a year.

RodentsProperty
Rats contaminate and destroy enough food worldwide each year to feed 200 million people.