Mice & Rats

Mice in Southern Utah? There are many different kinds of mice that live in southern Utah. Some of those include: Field Mice, White-Footed Mice, and Pack Rats. Field Mice live mostly in fields, hence the name. If you are building in what used to be a field, you could end up with field mice in your building. White-Footed Mice, can cause a virus that can be fatal to humans, that virus is called Hanta-virus. It is spread through their feces. These mice like to burrow in the ground to make their nests and are found mostly outdoors. Pack Rats are gray in color with white on their bellies, they can cause immense amounts of damage and are found often in rural areas. 

Rats found in southern Utah are the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) and the Brown Rat (Rattus Norvegicus). The group is generally known as the Old World rats or true rats, and originated in Asia. Rats are bigger than most Old World Mice, which are their relatives, but seldom weigh over 500 grams (1 lb) in the wild. 


Mice and Rats are mostly color blind and have a sense of smell that is four times greater than that of a dog. Mice and Rats have many similarities including: they are both mostly nocturnal, they are usually the same colors (white, grey, brown, or black), they both have long tails, and they both have whiskers. There are many other similarities between mice and rats. 


Mice and Rats are not all that similar to each other. There are many differences between each of them including: most mice are a lot smaller than rats, rats will live longer than mice, rats have bigger ears than mice, mice will produce almost double the amount of droppings than rats do, mice have weaker teeth than rats, and mice trouts are more triangular than rats are. 


If you are seeing or hearing any of the following signs that are given you may have mice or rats living with you in your home:

  • Droppings
  • Urine Odors
  • Gnawed Holes
  • Rodent Runways
  • Rodent Nestings
  • Rub & Gnaw Marks
  • Scampering Noises
  • Unusual Pet Behavior


If you have seen any of the signs that were mentioned above around your house then give us a call and we will send out one of our trained and licenced technicians to get their expert opinion on whether you have mice or rats living with you. We can get rid of them for you so that you don’t have extra animals living at your home. 

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