Rats

Norway Rat

NORWAY RAT

Also called the brown rat, house rat, barn rat, sewer rat, gray rat, or wharf rat, it is a slightly larger animal than the roof rat. The nose is blunt, the ears are small and close set. The tail is scaly, semi-naked and shorter than the head and body combined. Adult Norway rats weigh an average of about 1 pound. Their fur is coarse and usually is brownish or reddish-gray above, and whitish-gray on the belly. Black coloured Norway rats can occur in some locations.

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Preventing Rats & Mice from Entering Your House

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ROOF RAT

Scientific Name: Rattus Rattus Common Names: Roof Rat, Black Rat, Fruit Rat, Ship Rat, Alexandrian Rat Color: Usually Black to Dark Brown Weight: 5 oz. Length: Up to 18 inches long (including tail) FACT: Roof Rats are carriers of the bubonic plague.

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Rodent Treatment Preparation Sheet

Tips for Mouse & Rat Traps

Live Trapping Tips

Preventing Rats & Mice from Entering Your House

Keep Mice & Their Diseases Out

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Winter Homes: Mice

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How To Stay Rodent Free This Fall

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Mice vs. Voles

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