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Rodents

Norway Rat

rat

Size: May grow to a body length of 10 to 12 inches.

Color: Grey, brown or black. Rats are more common in urban and rural areas, and are found in homes less often than mice because of their larger size. Rats are more common in urban and rural communities.

Health Risk - Rats are normally infested with fleas. Rat feces can contain bacteria that is harmful to humans and house pets. Rats are also know to be subject to rabies and, when infected, can become aggressive and offensive against pets and humans. A bite from a rat is guaranteed to become seriously infected.

Behavior – Usually, most invasions occur in the fall, because the seeds and plants on which they fee outside are gone. They enter your home in search of food.. Rats can climb very well and can enter through holes around roof vents, cables screens and garage doors.

Habitat – Rats are found in outbuildings usually because they are smaller and are able to find more available entryways.

Control - Several different style of traps are available. A professional will be happy to go over the best control options for you.

Tips: Seal any holes or cracks Seal off holes and cracks in the exterior of your home or building.

 

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