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How to identify different types of rodents

There are many different types of rodents that could be infecting your property. The benefit of using Western Exterminator to get rid of your rodent problems is that our experts train extensively to know the signs of rodent infestations.

Western Exterminator specialists understand that rodents can be upsetting to property owners. From the backyard to the attic, there is no limit to where rodents might be causing damage. We can help you figure out which rodent is invading your space, offer a rodent removal program and provide prevention plans to stop them from coming back.

If you think you have a rodent problem on your property then contact your local Western Exterminator office today.


Mouse control

Mice are much smaller than other rodents. Their tails often have hair on them and they tend to have relatively short noses and tiny black eyes.

Rat control

Rats are fairly large and are infamous for having very long, hairless tails and very large teeth.

Other types of wildlife

Western Exterminator provides relief from rodents, but also can get rid of other wildlife that is affecting your property. Gophers, squirrels, chipmunks, moles, and voles are classified as other wildlife and may not be treated the same as mice or rats. It's important to determine what you are seeing because it could affect what type of treatment is applied. Be sure to contact Western Exterminator if you are unsure.

Other wildlife for which Western Exterminator will provide solutions includes:

Chipmunk control

Chipmunks are small rodents with pudgy cheeks. They may be anywhere from gray to reddish-brown in color with stripes down their face and back.

Gopher control

Gophers have four big front teeth and large claws to dig tunnels. Their fur is brown and they can weigh up to 20 ounces.

Mole control

Moles vary in size and color. They have very large front paws ending in sharp claws and it sometimes looks like they do not have eyes.

Squirrel control

Squirrels are smaller rodents with slender bodies, bushy tails, and large eyes. Their fur can range in color from white to gray to yellow, red, brown or black.

Vole control

Voles are generally pretty small. They have a short, stout body, a hairy tail, more rounded head, and smaller ears than a standard mouse.

Western Exterminator gets rid of rodents

If any of the above rodents infest your property, trying to take care of it yourself can be problematic. Using the wrong methods on the wrong rodent can lead to further infestation. 

Our experts are trained to know the signs of rodent infestations as well as the difference between moles, voles and other rodents. Our pest specialists will identify the rodent infestation and work to fully remove the rodent causing the damage, including their nests. Then we provide follow-up treatments and offer advice to prevent a return infestation. Our approach will keep you safe and can end up saving you money on costly repairs!

Get rid of rodents once and for all by contacting Western Exterminator for a property inspection and discussion of treatments today!

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