Rodents in Venice Florida

3 Rodents in Venice Florida

Cierra Rodents

New to the area or a snowbird that enjoys the mild winters here in Florida? Or perhaps you never really thought about it, but wonder what types of rodents there are here in the area a Venice Florida. Lets take a look at the 3 most common rodents in Venice Florida.

House Mice

Rodents in Venice Florida
By Unknown author (original) / Ilmari Karonen

These are by far the most common and probably what you are most likely to run into at some point. These mice are small only about 3-4 inches long with a tail about the same length as their body. They only weigh about 1.5 ounces. They are elusive and really like to hide. You may notice their small rod-shaped droppings first around your home. They are little scavengers and will live on just about any food they can find in and around your home. Depending on the type of food they find, its possible they don’t even need a separate source of water.

Brown Rats

Rodents in Venice Florida
By AnemoneProjectors

These rodents are found throughout Florida, with higher concentrations in the coastal areas. These rats are generally tan and brown. They are one of the largest found in our area. Generally they are up to 11 inches long and a tail slightly shorter that their body length. They can weigh over a pound. This brown rat is also called many names including Norwegian rat, Hanover rat, sewer rat and Warf rat.

Their diet is a true omnivore and will eat just about anything. Cereals seem to form a substantial amount of their diet. One of the problems they cause to your house here in Venice is from their digging. Brown rats are dig extensively for burrows, and tunnels to get to other burrows. This digging especially around foundation, can weaken the foundation leading to costly repairs. If you think you may have brown rats and you don’t want to deal with them yourself, give us a call. On of our experts will gladly visit your property. We will together a plan to get rid of the brown rats.

Roof Rats

Rodents in Venice Florida
By Liftarn – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The final of the common rodents in Venice Florida are the roof rats. This black to also have many names including the Ship rat or House rat. Roof rats are smaller than Brown rats. They mature between 5-7 inches long. Their tail is generally longer than the length of their body. Roof rats are also scavengers and will basically eat anything available. They prefer seeds, stems, fruits and leaves. Pet food left our or any meal provided to live stalk attract rats as well. They are proficient climbers and will get into trash cans looking for food as well.

None of these rodents are good to have around our home and your family. They are known to carry diseases that could make you sick. If you think you have any of these rodents, or other pests in your home do yourself a favor and give us a call or complete our online form. Since 1979 we have been protecting thousands of families just like yours. We have the experience to get the problem resolved, and most importantly protect your home from future pests.