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From mice to rats, rodents are a pest no one wants to deal with. Rodents are adept invaders that only need a small opening to squeeze through,  will eat almost anything, and breed rapidly.  Rodents are a problem for homes and business. They cause harm to family and pets, damage property, and ruin the reputation of a business.


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House Mice

  • Small slender rodent with solid color coats of light brown or grey
  • Protruding eyes and thin whiskers
  • Virtually hairless tails
  • They spread disease through food contamination. These diseases include salmonella, hantavirus, plague, leptospirosis, and Lassa fever.

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Deer Mice

  • Small rodent with brown or tan fur with white bellies and legs
  • Tails are dark on top and light on the bottom.  It is short about the same size as their body.
  • Like house mice, deer mice can spread diseases through food contamination. Deer mice also carry Hantavirus.

Norway rats

Norway Rats

  • They are much larger than house and deer mice. If rats and mice are in the same property, rats will kill mice.
  • Their fur is shaggy and is brown or grey.
  • To get inside, Norway rats will find an entry point and gnaw to make it bigger. They can chew through wood, pipes, and wires, causing immense damage in the process.
  • Rats will nest in underground burrows. They will burrow under and around sheds, homes, businesses, fences, garbage bins, and concrete slabs.
  • Just like mice, Norway rats are carriers of various diseases that can transfer to humans through urine and feces.

How Did I Get Rodents Inside My Property?

What Are the Signs of a Rodent Infestation?

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  • Droppings
  • Mice nest inside the property usually behind ovens or in the walls or rat burrows outside the property.
  • Gnawing marks on food items, wires, and pipes.
  • Track or rub marks along walls and floorboards. The marks can be dark grease or dirt.
  • Strange noises in your walls
  • An actual rodent

How to Prevent an Infestation?

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the property, including areas where utilities and pipes enter, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.  Even if a hole seems small to you, a rat or mouse can easily make its way in.
  • Properly store all food, including pet food. We recommend airtight containers.
  • Secure garbage both inside and outside of your property by ensuring they have lids that close as intended.
  • Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home.
  • Keep your yard maintained and clean up dog feces, birdseed, fallen fruit, and nuts.


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What to Do If You Have an Infestation?

If rodents have found their way into your home or business, you should seek help from the professionals at EM Pest Control. Don't allow rodents to cause damage to your home and create health concerns for you and your family. Business owners don't allow rodents to scare away your customers and ruin your reputation. Act now!


Call/text 516-455-6742 or Fill Out the Form to Get Started!