Identification – Pest Fact Sheet – Rodent

Pest Fact Sheets – Rodents

The Pest Fact Sheets are an easy to read, single page handout for the most common museum pests as determined by a survey of museum professionals.  Each sheet includes the following:

  • general information
  • identification images
  • signs of infestation
  • food sources
  • life-cycle
  • treatment options
  • bibliographic references on the information collected for that particular sheet.

Unless a specific institution is credited, the resources on these pages have been developed by members of the Integrated Pest Management Working Group’s Identification Aids Committee. The institutional documents such as images and flashcards have been provided by various members of the museum community reviewed and vetted by the IPM-WG. Sheets are currently available for the following pests as Adobe PDFs:

Thumbnail Image View Fact Sheet Common Name Latin Name Additional Info
 House Mouse Thumb PDF House Mouse Mus domesticus (Rutty)  Check-mark-button-hiCheck-mark-button-hi
 Norway Rat thumb PDF Norway Rat aka Brown Rat Rattus norvegicus (Berkenhout) Check-mark-button-hi
 ROOTRAT PDF Roof Rat Rattus rattus  Check-mark-button-hi
 vole thumb PDF Vole Microtus spp.  

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