Common types of rodents in New Jersey
Rodents are a type of mammal that has front incisors which continuously grow. Found living around the world, rodents are able to survive in a variety of climates and most types of living conditions. Their ability to thrive is due in part to their reliance on people for their basic needs which are food, water, and shelter. Because of this, keeping rodents out of your home or business can be very difficult, but is necessary because of their ability to introduce health risks and cause structural damages. In our area, the types of rodents that are most commonly found invading homes are the roof rat, Norway rat, house mouse, and white-footed mouse.