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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Rodent Treatment Preparation Sheet

Tips for Mouse & Rat Traps

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Preventing Rats & Mice from Entering Your House

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Three Rodents Around Your Home

Three common rodents that you may find around your home or business are the deer mouse, the house mouse, and the Norway rat. DEER MOUSE The deer mouse has a bi-coloured appearance: the upper portion of the body and tail is medium to dark-brown, while the underside of the tail, feet and stomach area is…

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Not All Traps Are Created Equal

Trap selection is an important component of any trapping and monitoring program within an integrated pest management program. Improper selection of a trap style can lead to misrepresentation of a true pest numbers in an area. This is due to the fact that pests may: Not be able to enter a trap to be captured…

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Test Your Knowledge: House Mouse True or False

We created this fun quiz so that you can test your knowledge on House Mice! Take the “House Mouse – True or False” test below and compare your answers to the answer key at the bottom of this post. Good luck! Mice are nibblers and feed many times in one day.TrueFalse House mice are never…

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