In Quebec,there is a plurality of rodents. Although these are numerous, each species of rodent has its distinctive features and peculiarity. In particular, they have in common the ravages of cereals and stored goods. In addition to these points, rodents are a great danger to humans, as they can spread diseases.
Indeed, far from describing them as dangerous animals by nature, rodents take up residence in your home for the sole purpose of feeding and warming up. If you notice any infestation, call the disinfestation specialists: Smoke Test. In the meantime, here are 3 species of rodents popular in Quebec.
Species 1: The mouse
In Quebec,the mouse is the most numerous rodent and therefore the most popular. Although it is difficult to give an accurate picture of the number of mice present in the province, it is clear that they are in the thousands.
Apart from its tail, a mouse is on average 10 centimeters with a weight of 30 grams in general. This one usually has a brown or black coat. The lifespan of a mouse often ranges from two to three years. Very skillful, the mouse has this peculiarity of being able to sneak into a rather tiny hole. Mice are part of the group of omnivores and love fruits, nuts, seeds and residues of food prepared by the care of a human. Their reproductive cycle is almost as fast as the way they move. As a result, they multiply rapidly and can thus cause an overflowing situation in a home. When this happens, it is, for example, difficult to disinfest your garage or shed.
Their infestation usually causes damage and health risks. By way of illustration, when you come into contact with a place that has housed the droppings and urine of a mouse, you risk contracting hantavirus. This is a respiratory illness that can lead to your loss. It is also to avoid this type of situation that it is recommended to resort to professionals in the extermination of mice at the slightest suspicion. Test de Fumée puts at your disposal, its expertise and know-how to help you with means respectful of your life and the environment.
We note as type of mouse:
- Lhas house mouse;
- The mouse of the control;
- The sylvestre mouse .
Species 2: The rat
According to the words of some experts, there are about six million rats in greater Montreal. These are very common rodents in the city and en masse. They invite themselves into the dwellings in order to be able to protect themselves from the cold. For this purpose, Smoke Test,makes itself available for this kind of work during the winter period.
The distinction between rats and mice is sometimes difficult. Nevertheless, you should know that rats are a little larger than mice and of different coat. The black rat weighs about 500 grams and usually measures more than 25 centimeters without the tail. Rats have this habit of taking refuge among other things in the attic, the basement of houses when it is cold. Moreover, as soon as they establish their base in the attic for example, they begin to reproduce, and this in record time. If this happens, you risk suffering damage not only material, but also sanitary. They can damage the insulation of houses. To feed, these rodents reach the kitchen. Like all rodents, rats are also carriers of several diseases and parasites that are harmful to human health.
There are several types of rats. These include:
- Black rat or domestic rat (rattus rattus);
- From the surmulot rat or brown rat.
Species 3: The squirrel
These are rodents that are often found in the city around parks. The grey squirrel is the one that is most common in Quebec. Indeed, it is 35 to 50 centimeters long with a tail about twenty centimeters long. It usually weighs 600 grams. These squirrels love nuts and live in trees or in nests of leaves. Agility, ingenuity and balance are their characteristic to be able to quickly find a source of food and a place to protect yourself from the winter coolness. Unlike the rat and mouse, the tail of the squirrel makes it possible to quickly distinguish it from other species of rodents. Its tail is a little longer and much bushy.
This is usually the reason why squirrels run for shelter in attics, roofs and attics, as they may die of cold in trees. Like rats and mice,squirrels are also a health hazard to humans. It is a carrier of disease and can cause material damage. It is for this reason that it is advisable to resort to exterminators so that they get rid of these undesirables. And in this area, Smoke Test is your best alternative. There are indeed several types of squirrels. These include:
- The grey squirrel;
The American red squirrel.