Where Do Rodents Live in NYC Homes?
Rodents are a problem everywhere. But here in New York City, rodents are a menace. You can see them everywhere – on the subway, in garbage cans, in the alleys, and more – and, if you live in NYC, there are going to be moments where you find them in your home.
There are a few different species of mice and rats that can infest homes around NYC. These include the deer mouse, house mouse, Norway rat, and roof rat. One of the challenges in dealing with these different rodents is that they all prefer different habitats and are likely to live in different areas around your property. Sometimes you can see signs of a rodent infestation. But there are other times when you may have no idea, and it may be smart to look around your property and try to make sure that none are there.
Knowing where to find certain rodent infestations can help you determine where to look if you are searching for signs of a mouse or a rat problem.
Habitats for the Different Rodent Species in NYC
The mouse and rat species that tend to infest homes are well adapted to living with humans and have been able to replicate their typical habitats in nature within local homes and in adjacent yards. Some of the most common locations include in:
- Wall Voids
- Behind Appliances
- Beneath Plants
- Garbage Cans
The type of hiding space will generally depend on the type of rodent. Norway rats typically like spaces closer to the ground and they are more often found in basements, crawl spaces, or burrowed into areas out in the garden. Roof rats and mice often prefer areas higher up, often climbing trees and getting into attics. In some infestations, two different species may live in separate areas of a home.
Since all of these rodents are active in NYC, checking these areas regularly for signs of rodent activity such as droppings, chew marks, or the rodents themselves can help you identify and fix a rodent problem as quickly as possible.
When you notice rodent issues, the team at 24 Hour Pest Control can inspect the area around your home to determine where rodents are living and how they are getting in. Then we create a plan for trapping and removing rodents. We can also provide rodent exclusion that will help reduce the chances of mice returning. Get an estimate for rodent control in NYC when you call 24 Hour Pest Control.