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Unfortunately, rats and mice are common in New Mexico and it’s not something that’s going to change anytime soon. These pests are known to invade people’s homes and businesses, and it can be tricky to keep them out. Your Carlsbad pest control experts can help with preventing them, but it is important to know what you’re up against. After all, knowing the enemy is half the battle, right? Let’s talk about the different types of mice and rats that are common in our area.

The House Mouse

The house mouse is definitely the most common of all the rodents that inhabit New Mexico. Its body can be up to three and a half inches long, and its tail can grow up to four inches. The house mouse has fairly large ears and its body is typically a gray-brown color.

The Roof Rat

The other common rats in New Mexico are roof rats. Their bodies can grow up to eight inches long, and their tails can grow up to ten inches. They usually weigh between six and twelve ounces and their bodies are a black or brown/gray color.

When to Call Carlsbad Pest Control Professionals for Help

These are only a few of the more common rodent species we have here in New Mexico. Please check back for the second post in this series to learn about the others.

Contact your Carlsbad pest control experts today if you need help with a rat or mouse problem. We’re here to help!