Rodent Pest Species
Pest Library Rodent Pest Species. Our Pest Library section is designed to help you get more information about the pests which you may be encountering and what the best course of action to take is.
Worldwide, Rodents are the largest group of mammals with over 2700 representative species. Only fourteen are present in the UK. They include the Squirrels, Dormice and Voles as well as the Rats and Mice.
Rodent Pest Species are distinguished from other mammals by the characteristics of their teeth, particularly their continuously growing incisors that are used for gnawing. The name Rodent describes this gnawing characteristic and derives from the Latin word “rodere” which means to gnaw. Rodents can breed extremely quickly and can exploit human occupied environments with ease.