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Pest Database - Norway Rats

These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.  


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 woodpiles. 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 Keep firewood stored well away from the structure. Remove debris piles. Seal any holes larger than 1/4 inch. Remove moisture and harborage sources.
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Pest Facts Color: Gray, brown or black Legs: Four Shape: Long Size: 10 to 12 inches (8" body plus 4" tail) Antennae: No Flying: No Region: All 50
Norway Rats