Endangered Species – Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse (PMJM)

Believe it or not, Colorado   Springs and Monument are home to an endangered species of mouse.  The Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse secured its continued endangered status after a review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as of May 2013 and regained protection on August 6, 2013 in Wyoming where it had previously been […]

Wood Rats (Pack Rats)

Colorado is home to six species of wood rats with a majority of the state being home to at least one species or another.  The largest of the species is the bushy-tailed woodrat with a length of roughly 16 inches long and weighing in at nearly three-quarters of a pound.  The smallest is the desert […]

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)

Hantavirus is a rare respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice.  The State of Colorado averages only around 4 cases a year and only 560 total reported cases were on record in 32 states as of mid-December 2010 with the earliest known confirmed case being in 1959.

Transmission

HPS is carried by infected rodents and is shed […]

Preventative Measures for Reducing Rodent Infestations

Preventative measures are an extremely important aspect of reducing your home’s risk of a rodent infestation.  Whether you have already experienced an infestation or are simply trying to avoid one all together, there are several things that you can do to be pro-active when it comes to rats and mice.  Here are a few of […]

Rodent Eradication – What are the options?

Mice and rats entering your home not only pose a health risk, they can be very destructive as well.  Rodents chewing on wires can cause electrical shorts which may result in fires.  Not to mention the mess they leave behind with their nests, urine and droppings.  Another problem that can arise long after an infestation […]

Did you know? – 10 Tidbits of information you may not know about Mice & Rats

Most commonly encountered mice by Colorado residents are the Deer Mouse and House Mouse.  Deer mice prefer outdoors or indoors in quiet undisturbed areas and typically end up inside during in climate weather.
Norway Rats and Wood Rats (Pack Rats) are the primary rat species in the Colorado Springs Area.
Wood Rats or Pack Rats as they are commonly called are known for “trading” whatever […]