If you’ve ever seen rodents in your home, then you know just how small and pesky they can be. But did you know that some rodents can grow to be huge? Yes, it’s true! Some species of rodents on our planet can grow to an impressive size. So, what are the largest rodents on Earth?
Let's take a look at some of these creatures found around the world and learn why these animals are so big.
Capybara – The World's Largest Rodent
The capybara is the world’s largest rodent, and it lives in South America. It typically grows between 4 to 6 feet long and weighs up to 140 pounds - talk about big! This semi-aquatic mammal loves swimming in rivers and basking in the sun. They are friendly animals and often live in groups of 10 to 20 individuals.
Beaver – Nature's Architects
Beavers are some of nature’s best architects - they build their dams out of sticks and stones. As well as being excellent builders, beavers also happen to be one of the world’s largest rodents; they measure up to 4 feet long with a tail measuring 7 to 8 inches in length. Beavers are great swimmers too; their broad tails help them to steer through the water with ease.
Nutria – The Unwanted Guests
Nutrias were brought over from South America for their fur during the 1800s, but now they have become an invasive, disruptive species because they reproduce so quickly. Nutria rodents measure up to 2 to 3 feet long with a tail measuring 8 to 10 inches long. They are strong swimmers who love living near bodies of water, such as marshes or wetlands - unfortunately, this means that they often destroy habitats as they try to build their homes near water sources.
Some species of rodents can really pack a punch when it comes to size! Capybaras may be the biggest, but there is no shortage of other large rodents found around the world; from nutrias to beavers, these fascinating creatures never cease to amaze us with their size and strength.
While it is important to take a moment to appreciate these amazing animals for what they are - some of nature’s most impressive creatures - you should not let them cause trouble in your home or business premises!
Having rodents in your home or office is a big problem. They can cause property damage and transmit diseases. So, if you ever find yourself dealing with a rodent infestation, it’s best to contact your local pest control provider for professional help. They can come in and assess the situation and help you get rid of rodents quickly and safely.
Our team of experts at Pinnacle Pest Control will be able to efficiently get rid of these rodents for you. We understand how important it is to take care of this problem as soon as possible, which is why we offer same-day service in most cases. Give us a call today - we'll be more than happy to help!