Mice, rats, squirrels, porcupines, and beavers all belong to the rodent order. The squirrel and rat are most likely to become a pest problem.
Rodents are furry, squeaky, and cute. Rodents are also horrible pests. They hang out in dense vegetation that provides them with shelter and food, unless they happen upon a human habitat in which case they thoughtlessly begin an invasion.
Rodents have several proven methods of infiltration. They can squeeze through holes much smaller than themselves or burrow underground to acquire a presence beneath your floorboards. Sometimes rodents become suddenly overcome by ambition and descend down chimneys like fuzzy little Ethan Hunts.
Rodents are characterized by incisors on their upper and lower jaws. These incisors grow constantly, so rodents must gnaw on things in order to keep them short. Unfortunately for home owners the rodent is unable to comprehend that they are destroying the worldly possessions of a living, feeling being. They will chew through your favorite love seat without remorse and leave excrement in all of your stuff. Rats have been known to chew through lead pipes.
They carry communicable diseases such as Bubonic Plague, Tetanis, dysentry, and hantavirus which can be spread from contact with the rodent itself, their feces, or their parasites. Rodents should be dealt with swiftly upon detection.