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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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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Preventing Rats & Mice from Entering Your House

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Hantavirus Guide: Precautions For Campers and Hikers

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Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

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The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis

Pest control is considered an essential service as pests don’t stop entering and breeding when locations are closed or shut down. We understand that you will still have unwelcome pest visitors in your home or business which may cause you to feel frustrated, alone, or even scared with all the closures and not know where…

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