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Types of Rodents in Georgia

Rodents represent a diverse group in the animal kingdom, comprising over 2,000 species globally. Their adaptability and wide distribution across various habitats contribute to their impressive numbers. Though there are thousands of species across the world, there are just four common types of rodents here in Georgia:

  • Deer mice
  • House mice
  • Norway rats
  • Roof rats

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Identifying the specific type of rodent infestation is crucial for effective pest control and management. Different rodent species have varied behaviors, nesting preferences, dietary habits, and vulnerabilities to control methods. Here’s some more information about the common rodents in Georgia:

  • Deer mice are small rodents found across North America, from forests to grasslands. They typically have a brownish or reddish-brown fur on their backs with white bellies and distinct white feet. They are also capable of spreading the Hantavirus. 
  • House mice are among the most common rodents worldwide. They’re relatively small, with a slender body, pointed snout, large ears, and a long, thin tail. Their fur color can vary from light brown to gray, often with a lighter belly.
  • Norway rats are robust rodents with brown or grayish-brown fur and a relatively thick, heavyset body. They have small ears and a blunt nose compared to other rat species. Norway rats are excellent diggers and are often found in burrows.
  • Roof rats are slender rodents with sleek bodies, large ears, and long tails that are typically longer than their bodies. Their fur ranges from black to brown and sometimes gray, with a lighter underside. As their name implies, roof rats are adept climbers.

Other Types of Rodents in Georgia

While rats and mice are the most common rodents in Georgia, there are dozens of other types that you might come across. From chipmunks and squirrels to gophers and porcupines, there are several other species that may infiltrate your yard or your property. If you encounter any type of rodent, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Active Pest Control! We can quickly and safely remove the wildlife from your space and prevent them from coming back. 

Since 1985, our licensed exterminators have helped homes and businesses across Georgia stay pest-free*. We create personalized treatment plans based on your unique situation, and our work is backed by a satisfaction warranty. Want to learn more or get rid of your rodent problem? Call us today!

Types of Rodents in Georgia in Georgia

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