In the state of Colorado, rats and mice are considered to be pests within a building.  Although these animals may seem harmless at times, they can transmit harmful disease and infest a home quickly if not taken care of at the first sign of an infestation.  Below you will learn the signs of an infestation as well as some of the differences between rats and mice..


SIGNS OF AN INFESTATION

Although these critters can be sly, they typically leave behind evidence of their presence.  Some of the evidence includes gnaw marks, droppings, urine, tracks, grease marks, nest sights, and damaged goods.  If you notice any of these you may have a rodent infestation.


DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RATS & MICE

- Rats are fearful of new objects in their territory, where as a mouse will investigate any new arrivals.

- Rats like to hoard their food when they find it, whereas a mouse like to nibble during their feedings.

_ Mice will forage for food during the day if the conditions are right.

- They both use touch, smell and hearing as their main senses.

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