Pest Guide: Norway Rats
These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.
|10″ – 12″||Gray, brown or black||4||Long||False|
Norway rats live in fields, farm lands and in structures. Rats are often found in woodpiles. Rodents can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter.
Rats are excellent climbers and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce.
Control / Prevention
Keep firewood stored well away from the structure. Remove debris piles. Seal any holes larger than 1/4 inch. Remove moisture and harborage sources.
Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. They also spread numerous diseases.