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Rodents

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History

There are a wide range of species of rodents that can be encountered during the performance of pest 
control, but we’ll focus on four of the main species we encounter in the Baltimore, Howard, PG, and 
surrounding counties, with two of these the main intruder in homes, offices, and restaurants.
The House Mouse (most common)
The Norway Rat (most common)
The Deer Mouse (mainly in rural areas)
The Roof Rat (usually found in the South, and West u.s. have been found in the Mid Atlantic)

Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Droppings on counter tops, stove, floor, pantry, closets
Holes chewed through drywall, garage door weatherstrip
Gnawing on food packages, and boxes
Nesting material
Rub markings
Strong smell of urine

Signs of a Rat Infestation

Burrows in the ground, under porch steps, under concrete patios, walkways
Droppings

Why Control of Rodents is Required

To avoid destruction of food for human consumption
To protect structures from rodents gnawing on electrical wires, plumbing, building materials
To avoid spreading disease
To help an establishment from getting a bad reputation
To prevent employees from having unnecessary fear in the workplace

Control

Baiting (liquid, soft, hard baits)
Tracking Powder
Trapping
Exclusion

Get in touch with Raven Termite and Pest Control to have a state licensed technician provide you with a free pest inspection of your 
home or business.

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