It does not matter where you live, there will always be some pros and cons to your city. Some cities have lots of fun things to do but the traffic is terrible. Other cities have no traffic but there is literally nothing to do. Your city may be extremely family friendly but not have some other features that you are looking for. You always have to take the good with the bad in every setting. Here in Manhattan, New York there are so many different things to love. Our bustling city is known as the “Big Apple” and is one of the commercial, financial and cultural centers of the world. Manhattan conjures thoughts of skyscrapers, neon lit Times Square and Broadway. Along with those all perks comes some cons. One con that Always Ready Pest Control deals with here in the great state of New York with our many apartment complexes and dense housing is the insects and rodents you find here. Today we want to talk about some of the common rodents that you can find across the state.

Identification of Common Types of Rodents

The four most common rodents here in New York are Norway rats, roof rats, house mice, and deer mice. Let’s start by briefly talk about each of these rodents.
Norway rats: Norway rats are larger than roof rats. They are between 13 and 17 inches in length. They are gray-brown in color.
Roof rats: These rats are smaller and thinner than Norway rats. You can tell if it is a roof rat by taking a look at the tail. The tails of the roof rat is longer than the body of the roof rat. They are brown or black in color.
House mice: House mice are about 2.5 and 3.75 inches long. They are typically light gray in color. They are rather small and very thin.
Deer mice: Deer mice are longer than house mice. They are between 5 and 8 inches in length. They are brown or tan in color with white bellies and white feet.

Diseases Spread By Rats & Mice to Humans

If you have any of these rodents on your property you will want to take care of them right away. They can carry and transmit different diseases and parasites. You do not want your family to get any of the diseases or parasites that they carry. Getting rid of rats and mice can be extremely hard to do. One reason they are hard to get rid of is that they typically build their nests in hard to reach places like your attic, basement, wall voids, and under concrete. Another reason is that they reproduce extremely quickly. You may get rid of some just to find out that you have tons of other rodents to deal with.

Rodent Inspections, Control, Removal, Exclusion & More in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan NYC & Greater New York

The good news that there are a few things that you can do to help prevent rodents from getting into your home. Rodents come into your home looking for food and shelter. If you make those two things harder for them to get that will definitely help. First you will want to make sure you carefully secure all of your food. If they cannot get into your food they will not want to stay in your home. You will also want to make it harder for them to get into your home. You can do this by making sure that all of your doors and windows are properly sealed. If you do end up with these rodents in your home the best thing that you can do is call Always Ready Pest Control right away. We have the expertise and equipment to help get these unwanted rodents out of your home as quickly as possible.