Common rodent species:
- House mouse
Appearance – Sharp snout, tail is longer than the body and head.
Habitat – Warehouse.
Behavior – Good climber, good swimmer.
Body size – Small size, 6-9 cm, 200-300g.
- Roof rat
Appearance – Pointed snout, tail is longer than the body and head.
Behavior – Good climber, poor swimmer.
Habitat: Roof, in the building.
Body size: Medium size, slender 15-22cm, 200-300g.
- Norway rat
Appearance – Blunt nose and muzzle.
Behavior – Good swimmer, climber and burrower.
Body size – Big size, 18-25 cm, 300-400 g.
Habitat – Coastal, riverbanks, lower portions of building, basement, garbage dump and sewers.
Sign of Infestation
- Rub marks
- Gnaw marks
Approaches to control them