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Norway Rats

Norway Rats in Marietta

Rattus norvegicus

Color Gray, brown or black
Legs Four
Shape Long
Size 10-12" (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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6316 MacCorkle Ave SW
St. Albans, WV 25177
1-304-948-5855
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