about Norway Rats/Brown Rats
This is a picture of a Norway Rat/Brown Rat
How to identify a Norway Rat
The Norway Rat, also known as the Brown Rat, is one of the most common species of rat in the world. It has brown or grey fur and a naked, scaly tail and ears. The Brown Rat can weigh almost twice as much as the Black Rat. It lives in communities and burrows underground.
What does a Norway Rat eat?
Norway rats eat a wide variety of food depending on area they choose to inhabit. They will typically create burrows near a water source, and survive on whatever food is available in the area.
How can I tell if I have a Norway Rat infestation?
If you see a rat, it probably means they have been driven out of their nests and hiding spaces. Norway Rats will come into homes from their outdoor burrows looking for food. Droppings are another indicator of an infestation, as well as grease marks, which are formed when the rat rubs along the edge of a surface while moving. You may also see gnaw marks on various objects in your home.
How can I prevent Norway Rats from entering my home?
Norway Rats can carry various diseases. They will typically inhabit basements, crawlspaces and attics when they enter your home. Be sure to screen any openings into your home, such as vents and windows, to prevent the rat’s access.
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