Voles are normally found digging underground burrows, living in field and meadows. But like you, they do like large expansive landscapes with ample watering and vegetation. Short and stocky, adult voles have a stout body that can be 5” to 8” long. Their fur is dark brown to black, they have short powerful legs, a short, fur-covered tail, small beady eyes and short ears. They are cautious, and you may rarely see one of these sly little pests stick their noses out of their dirt mound to sniff you out.
There are a couple of species of rats that you may want to know about. These are the Norway Rat and the Roof Rat. Both rats have similar characteristics but regardless of their type, having a rat infestation in your home or business is very disturbing, dangerous and proposes a great threat in damage to your properties. By understanding these two species can support efforts to get rid of them quickly and provide you with the proper precautions against reinfestation in the future.
Pocket gophers are medium-sized rodents, growing to between 6 and 13 inches long. Their fur can be black, brown, or nearly white in color. They have a short hairless tail, and their front incisors are always visible. Pocket gophers have a short neck, small flattened head, and powerful front legs equipped with large claws. The pocket gopher got its name from the fur-lined pouches that are located outside of its mouth that they use to carry food in.
A mole is a ground-dwelling animals and a species of insectivore that lives underneath your yard and property. Like you, they love fruit and vegetable gardens, lush landscapes. But these unwanted invisible guests can be a little nightmare for you causing significant damages to residential or commercial lawns and landscaping.
Mice are a uninvited pest who make there homes in yours, partake in most every meal and contaminate spaces with feces and urine. House mice are the most common of rodents to invade homes and businesses and range in size from 2 1/2” long (does not include the tail), and are gray or a light cream-colored underside. Mice have large ears, tiny black beaded eyes with tails that are long, thin and covered with fine hair.