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The Norway Rat (Rattus Norvegicus)

Body: Large and bulky Fur: Coarse, brown Belly color: Gray to grayish, with a brown underbelly Weight: 7 to 18 ounces Length: About 16 inches long Tail: Scaly and shorter than the length of the head and body combined Ears: Small with no fur Location: Found across the... more
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Rat Disease

Rats can spread disease through their biting or human contact with their feces/droppings. The most common diseases transmitted to humans or animals by rats are: Salmonellosis Rat bite fever Leptospirosis Plague Murine... more
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Rat Damage

Norway rats dig burrows in which to live. These can cause problems to the stability of homes and buildings when the rats dig beneath them; they also can block sewer lines and spoil the landscaping of yards. As climbers, roof rats are most likely to cause structural damage in homes when they... more
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How Do I Know If I Have Rats?

Because rats are nocturnal and are most active at night, an infestation can develop before a rodent is ever seen. So it is best to keep an eye—and an ear—out for signs of rodent presence. These include: Live or dead rats. Droppings, especially around human or pet food or in or... more
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Rat Facts 2020

Signs of a rat's presence are droppings, gnawing marks, tracks, runways, and burrows. Like mice, rats are nocturnal, have very poor eyesight, but have very strong senses of smell, taste, and hearing. Compared to mice, rats are much larger, have coarser fur, and have proportionately larger... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Rat Movement

Rats can enter a building through a hole as small as 1/2 inch in diameter. They are strong swimmers, so, rats will live in sewers and can enter buildings through broken drains or toilets. A rat will climb to get to the food, water, or shelter. Rats follow regular routines and paths each day. If... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Rat Habitats and Breeding

Rats will eat nearly anything, but they prefer fresh grain and meat. Rats need 1/2 to one ounce of fluid each day. If rats do not get this in the food they eat, they have to find water. Unlike mice, which rarely burrow, rats will dig under buildings, along fences, and under plants and debris.... more
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Rat Movement

Rats can enter a building through a hole as small as 1/2 inch in diameter. They are strong swimmers, so, rats will live in sewers and can enter buildings through broken drains or toilets. A rat will climb to get to the food, water, or shelter. Rats follow regular routines and paths each day. If... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | How to Get Rid of Rats in the Yard

Having rats in your yard can be just as bad as having them in your house. They can contaminate your garden, and they’re a danger to your kids and pets. And if you let them hang out in your yard long enough, it will only be a matter of time before they find their way into your home. If you act... more
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Best Natural Repellents to Kill Rats in the House

We don’t always need poisons, i.e., rodenticides which might be detrimental to us as well as for our pets if inhaled. Therefore, we can follow straightforward and natural home remedies to get rid of rats. Home remedies are more preferred because they are effective as well as... more
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