Rat & Mice Control in Arkansas
Rodents Are No Match for McCauley Services!
McCauley Services, our top priority is protecting what matters most to you. When rats and
mice take over your property, you can count on our experts to deliver
the swift, reliable service you deserve. Backed by nearly 40 years of
service experience, you can count on us to quickly locate and eliminate
the source of the infestation, so you can go back to enjoying a pest-free property.
For professional rat and mice control in Arkansas, call
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What Is the Difference between a Rat & a Mouse?
Because rats and mice are so similar, it can be difficult to tell them
rodents have similar features such as incisor teeth, long tails, and short legs,
but there are a few things that you can look for to determine whether
you are dealing with a rat or mice infestation.
Some of the key differences between rats and mice include:
Size: Mice are generally much smaller than rats. On average, mice weigh 0.5
– 1.5 ounces while rats weigh 5.3 – 10.5 ounces. In addition,
mice are an average of 1 – 7 inches in length while rats are between
6 inches and over 1 foot in length.
Behavior: While both rats and mice are nocturnal, rats are much more cautious.
Mice are very curious in nature, which means you are more likely to spot a mouse.
Breeding: Mice typically reach sexual maturity earlier than rats and produce larger
litters at a higher frequency. A mouse can have as many as 128 babies
in a year while a rat will only have as many as 60.
Physical characteristics: Mice typically have small bodies, long tails covered in hairs, and large
ears while rats have large bodies, short tails without hair, and small ears.
Are Rats & Mice Dangerous?
Because they can cause a lot of damage to a property and seriously impair
the health of anyone exposed to them, it is safe to say that rats and
mice are quite dangerous. First, rats and mice are known to chew through
floorboards, walls, and furniture in order to make pathways and gather
materials for nests. In addition, they also commonly gnaw on exposed wires,
which can trigger a fire.
Rats and mice are also known to carry and transmit over 35 different types
of diseases, which can be spread to humans who come into contact with
dead rodents or rodent urine, saliva, or droppings. Diseases that can
be transmitted by rats and mice include hantavirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis,
the plague, tularemia, and more.
Can I Treat a Rat or Mice Infestation Myself?
Because rats and mice are so dangerous, you should really leave the extermination
process to the professionals. Over-the-counter sprays, traps, and poisons
are often ineffective and can seriously harm your family and pets when
When you turn to McCauley Services for rat and mice control in Arkansas,
you can count on our team to provide swift, effective service. Our QualityPro-certified
specialists only use EPA-approved products that are designed to target
rodents while keeping you, your loved ones, and your pets perfectly safe.