Norway rats are the largest of all rat species. They are found through out the world in temperate climates. Rats destroy property and food by gnawing, eating and fouling foods with urine and fecal droppings.
Rats can have up to 6 litters per year with an average of 7 to 8 young produced for each litter.
Rats can carry a large number of human diseases such as the Black Plague, Murine Typhus, and other serious diseases common to humans. Rats are responsible for millions of human deaths over the centuries, including the Black Plague which killed over 25 % of the European population in the Dark Ages
Rats are primarily nocturnal, are very cautious animals, and will shy away from any new object in their environment
Prefers to burrow under objects such as railroad ties, concrete pads, and into stream and river banks
Fun Fact: Rats cannot belch up stomach gases or vomit. This makes them very wary when they begin to feed at a new food source.
Rats are tough customers to control. Since they avoid new objects in their environment, and learn quickly only licensed pest management professionals should attempt to control rats. One small mistake and the rats will avoid all traps and baits offered to them. Call Pest Control Technicians, Inc with over 30 years of experience to eliminate your rat problems!