More About Rodents


Mice are small rodents that live in small packs or groups. There are primarily 2 different types of mice we deal with in the Chicagoland area: House Mice and Deer Mice.
  • Mice only require a hole the size of a dime to be able to gain access to your home
  • Mice can leave up to 100 droppings a day
  • Mice release oil and urine mixture called Sebum which mice use to tell others in their pack where the entryway to the home exists
  • Mice are known to have as many as 4 litters a year, with an average of 7 to 10 mice per litter

Deer Mice

  • Deer mice are often found in or near wooded areas and move inside during winter for warmth due to the fact that most rodents cant produce body heat on their own
  • Deer mice are often identified by having brown fur and a white underbelly making the have the presents of a deer. Though deer mice normally do not want to live indoors, they often do and their waste contains the Hantavirus

House Mice

  • House mice are the more common mice found in residents' homes
  • House mice often have gray or black fur but baby mice often don’t have any fur

If you have a mouse concern or evidence that mice may have infiltrated your home, please call today and allow our staff the ability to assist you in reclaiming your home.

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Rats are large rodents that are often live in small packs and are very territorial and are neophobic, which is a fear of new or unfamiliar things One way rats different from mice is that they require water daily vs mice who can pull the water they need from their food sources There are 2 main species of rats we deal with in the United States: the Norway Rat and the Roof Rat

Norway Rat

  • The most common found rat in the Chicagoland area is the Norway Rat
  • Norway rats are often coved in brown or gray fur with a blunt, muzzle-like nose
  • Norway rat’s droppings are often capsule size with blunt ends

Roof Rat

  • The Roof Rat is not often found in the Chicagoland area due to a preference of tropical and subtropical temperatures

Trapping and removal of these rodents often require daily visits and careful planning. If you feel like you have a rat concern on your hands please call today and allow our staff assist you in reclaiming your home.

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Voles are small rodents that often destroy your yard These rodents are often mistaken for mice because of the similar size and look, with the primary distinct feature between mice and voles are their tails: voles have short, furry tails where mice tails are longer without any hair

  • They usually have 5 to 10 litters a year with an average of 5 to 10 young per litter
  • They are known to often destroy the roots of plants and crops and will do so until the crops are decimated
  • They tend to not travel inside the home, but prefer the outdoors and will wreak havoc on gardens and lawns

If you would like assistance with your vole concern, please reach out today and Pest Control Solutions will help rid your yard of voles

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