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Rodents
NORWAY RATS
Norway Rats

  • Color: Gray, brown or black

  • Legs: 4

  • Shape: Long

  • Size: 10 - 12 inches (8 inch body plus 4 inch tail)

  • Antennae: No

  • Region: Found throughout U.S.

These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.

HABITS

Rats are excellent climbers and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce.

HABITAT

Norway rats live in fields, farm lands and in structures. Rats are often found in wood piles. Rodents can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter.

THREATS

Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. They also spread numerous diseases.

PREVENTION TIPS

Keep firewood stored well away from the structure. Remove debris piles. For proper Norway rat control, seal any holes larger than 1/4 inch. Remove moisture and harborage sources to get rid of Norway rats.

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