Why Have Rats, but No Mice

There is a very good reason for this and the reason for this happening is because rats are highly aggressive rodents that are highly territorial. If the mice and the rats were together, the rat would easily overpower the mouse and would kill the mouse since it is bigger and way stronger.

If you have  mice, contact licensed and insured professionals from Mouse Control for guaranteed removal.

Whether you have mice or whether you have rats, both are issues that you want to get resolved as soon as possible. The main difference between mice and rats is that you are more likely to be dealing with mice in comparison with rats. Rats are very careful animals and choose to avoid things in their path. Usually, rats are more destructive in nature, more aggressive, and like to spend more time outside. In contrast to the house mouse who likes to spend its time indoors.

Mice are very curious rodents and will investigate anything new. Mice prefer to eat cereal, grains, nuts, and berries. They will look for materials such as shredded paper or cardboard around the house to make and build its nest with. This is a clear sign that you are dealing with mice. Rats on the other hand are more aggressive and usually like to stay in secluded areas.

The rat is also bigger in size than compared to the normal house mouse and is more likely to attack. When you see a rat make sure to stay away from it. Mice are usually nocturnal and mostly active from dusk till dawn they do not like bright lights but will come out during the daytime to look for food. One clear indication of rat presence is droppings which are a more oblong shape and is much bigger in size than mice droppings which are usually the size of a grain of rice. Because rats play to stay outdoors borrows often can be found near your property.

If you suspect any rodent presence, it is recommended that you hire a local reputable professional pest control service in the Greater Toronto area to serve you in a timely matter. The technician can perform a full exterior and interior inspection of the whole property and can give you advice based on experience and training as to where structurally prone areas have been located that need to be sealed up to prevent a future rodent infestation.

After treatment, you should see a decrease in the rodent population after a few weeks and should not notice any rodents In a short time after. If you suspect rodent activity taking place in or outside of your property it is highly advised to call a professional pest control company immediately to deal with the rodent issue at hand and to make rodents a thing of the past!


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