Types of Rats in Virginia

Rodents are no stranger to the locals of Virginia.  With mice and rats invading homes and business, they are notoriously recognizable and no one is too comfortable with them around.  Generally, any rodent infesting your home can mean the potential spread of germs, bacteria, diseases, and viruses in addition to the damage they cause foraging for food and nesting materials, including the food they contaminate. Today, we at Eagle Pest Services would like to touch on the fundamentals of the common rats in Virginia, which are Norway and Roof Rats.

Termite Infestations

Eastern Subterranean Termites are one of the most common species of termites that infest Virginia homes. They also cause serious damages to homes and other structures costing the homeowners millions of dollars each year. Eagle Pest Services would like to share how to identify possible termite infestations and what to do if termites are found around your home and yard.

Where Are Deer Mice Found?

Deer mice look cute, but they can be dangerous. They can be found in sheltered outdoor areas that include hollow logs and piles of debris. In your home they will build nests in stuffed furniture, drawers and in wall voids. Deer mice have large, black eyes and a pointed nose. They have large ears without a lot of fur on them. They are round and slender, and measure roughly 3 to 7 inches long. Deer mice are bicolored with light-brown coloring on the top with a white belly and white feet. They have a short tail that is also bicolored. It’s dark on top and light at the bottom and can measure 2 to 5 inches long. They are more common in the spring and summer.

Why are There Mice in My House?

House mice can be found all across America and often in our homes too. House mice often gain access to human structures during the colder months to seek shelter from the cold temperatures and find convenient food sources. Eagle Pest Services will share how to identify and practice proper exclusion to help keep house mice out of your home.