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Norway Rats

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.

Habits

Rats are excellent climbers and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce.

  • Size: 10" - 12"
  • Color: Gray, brown or Black
  • Legs: 4
  • Shape: Long
  • Antennae: False

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.

Threats

Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. They also spread numerous diseases.

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