NORWAY RATS Rattus norvegicus

Color: Gray, brown or black
Legs: Four
Shape: Long
Size: 10 to 12 inches (8″ body plus 4″ tail)
Antennae: No
Flight: No

These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.

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

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.

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

Norway Rats can be found in All 50 States

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.

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