Norway Rat

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Rattus norvegicus

How to Identify an 

Norway Rat

The average Norway rat is about 16 inches in length from head to tail. They are typically grayish brown in color, but can range from gray to reddish brown.


Where do they come from?

Norway rats like to nest in burrows in the ground. They like low-growing vegetation, rock piles, etc. They are also commonly found under concrete slabs.


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What do they look like?

Norway rats are typically grayish brown in color
The average Norway rat is about 16 inches in length from head to tail
Norway rats can transmit disease and are a health concern
Norway rat's nose is more blunt than a mouse's nose

Where do they live?

Norway rats prefer to nest in burrows in the ground. They like low-growing vegetation, rock piles, etc. They are also very common under concrete slabs.

Name:

Rattus norvegicus

Size:

16 inches long from head to tail

Diet:

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