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Do you think you have rodents infesting your home, barn or workplace, but aren't sure? Here are some common signs that you may have a rodent problem.
Workplaces can also make good rodent homes. Warehouses, restaurants, and the like are obvious places to look because food may be plentiful there. However, rodents can infest office buildings, too. Once again, look for droppings in protected places like closets, storage rooms, or inside boxes.
Want to know what droppings look like? See the bottom of this page!
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Remember that not all types of rodents carry hantavirus. Neither common house mice nor common rats have been associated with HPS in humans, for example. Yet because it can be tough to tell just what kind of rodents you have, play it safe -- clean up the infestation and rodent-proof your home or workplace.
Read our Meet the Rodents page to learn how to identify the rodent species that carry hantavirus in North America.
Size of Deer Mouse and White-footed Mouse Droppings Compared with the Droppings of Other Household Pests: Close to Actual Size
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Facts about Hantavirus
Ready to clean up a rodent infestation? Visit "Tips for Preventing Hantavirus: Cleaning Up Rodent-Infested Areas" to learn how to do so safely.
Looking for more details on identifying a rodent infestation? Rodent-Proofing Techniques.