Rodent Information

Did you know?

  • Rats and mice are known to spread many diseases worldwide. 
  • Many diseases do not cause any apparent illness in rodents, so you cannot determine whether a rodent is carrying a disease just by looking at it.
  • Mice can fit through a hole the width of a pencil (1/4 in or 6 mm in diameter).
  • If evidence of infestation (new droppings, urine spots, gnawing, etc.) persists after one week, you may be dealing with a rodent infestation.

Keep Rodents Out of Your Home, How to Clean Up After Rodents, Diseases Spread by Rodents

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Keep Rats Away Diagram

The Vector/Mosquito Control Program does not perform Pest Control functions, such as mice and rat exterminating, treating private properties for mosquitoes, spraying for cockroaches, spraying for fire ants, ticks, and/or bee and wasp removal, etc. These functions are performed by professional Pest Control Operators listed in the yellow pages of the phone directory under "Pest Control Services". 

If you have concerns over rodents because of one of the following issues, then contact Code Enforcement:

  • Illegal Dumping of Refuse
  •  Weeds/High Grass, Rubbish and Unsanitary Matter
  •  Outdoor Storage
  •  Unsecured Structures
  •  Dangerous Buildings or Structures