Do late night scampering noises keeping you up at night? You may have a rat infestation. Read on to learn about the Norway Rat problem here in Orange County and learn how the best rat exterminators in Southern California at Preferred Pest Control can help!
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Facts about the Norway Rat
In case you didn’t know, the Norway Rat goes by many names including brown rat, gray rat, wharf rat, sewer rat, and water rat. This particular rat is found all over the United States and it is known to be large and aggressive. The Norway Rat can grow to be about eight inches long and can weigh about 16 ounces. It is known for its shaggy fur and short tail and one easy way to tell the difference between a Norway Rat and a Roof Rat is to pull the tail over the body as the tail of a Norway Rat is shorter and cannot reach its head.
The Norway Rat eats a variety of food items that are common in households such as grains, meats, fruits, and livestock feed but if eating dry foods, they require a daily intake of water for survival (unlike mice). They also can kill smaller mammals and insects for food.
Territories and nests of the Norway Rat consists of underground tunnels outside in yards or inside buildings where some have been known to live out their entire lives. Usually they sneak into homes during the night and look for food that can be taken back to their nests. When found inside, it is usually in attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
Norway Rat Infestation and Control
Norway Rat droppings are one sign on a Norway Rat infestation. Usually, their droppings are shiny black, half-inch in length, and have blunt ends (unlike the pointed ends from Roof Rat droppings). Gnarled holes of 2 inches or so around your home can be typical of Norway Rat activity as they love to gnaw on wood and wires so be on the lookout for any electrical damages on your property.
Also, if you suspect a Norway Rat infestation, check along the foundation of your property for their nests and nearby as the Norway Rat usually travels up to 150 feet from their homes when seeking food. Remember that these rats are most active during night and their population is usually large so if you suspect an infestation, detecting their activity during the night shouldn’t be too difficult.
If you have a problem with Norway Rats, call a pest control specialist ASAP as rats can be disease ridden and can also cause damage to your property very easily. Call Preferred Pest Control in Orange County and our Norway Rat exterminators will get these pests away from your Southern California property once and for all.
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