Skunk Info A member of the weasel family, there are four species of skunk found in North America. It is known for its black and white striped body with a long tail and jet-black coat, as well as the pungent odor that it gives off when startled. The striped skunk is the most common species… Read More


For centuries, rats have been known as carriers of many diseases of which humans are susceptible. In fact, they are the animals responsible (mostly) for the bubonic plague, a disease that wiped out a large percentage of the world’s population in the middle ages. Today rats continue to be a scourge on humanity, responsible for… Read More


Roof Rat Info In the United States, there are two different common species of rats that infest homes, the roof rat and the Norway rat. Also called ship rats or black rats (the Norway rat is often called the brown rat), roof rats are found throughout the world, most commonly in tropical regions. In the… Read More


Norway Rat Info Also known as the brown rat, the Norway rat should not be confused with its smaller counterpart, the roof or black rat. The Norway rat was introduced to the United States in 1775, and has now spread throughout all of the 48 inland United States. They have long lived in close proximity… Read More


Pocket Gopher Info Named for the pouches lined in fur that sit outside of their mouths, pocket gophers are burrowing rodents that can live in a wide variety of environments and under a wide range of conditions. Their pockets, which can be turned inside out in order to store food are one of the main… Read More


Mole Info Moles can be a nightmare for homeowners that are attached to their lawn. Extraordinary diggers, moles can dig as fast as a foot per minute, which has both its benefits and drawbacks. While it helps aerate the soil, it can also cause damage to crops and compromise the integrity of the ground below… Read More


Mouse Info One of the most troublesome pests in the United States, the house mouse can live in a variety of environments and have a diverse diet. Commonly found in homes and around farms, they can contaminate food surfaces through their feces which contains bacteria that causes salmonella. In addition, they can destroy crops and… Read More