Their nose is blunt and their ears are small. The tail is scaly and shorter than its head and body combined.
Brownish and scattered black in color, but have a whitish gray underbelly.
13 to 18 inches long including its tail.
They burrow to make nests under buldings, beneath concrete slabs, around ponds and in garbage dumps.
- Interesting Facts
Constitutes a menace to public health.
- How does Batzner get rid of Norway Rats?
Using a combination of treating burrows and bait placements, a Batzner Service Professional will decide the proper course of action to eliminate the problem.
- What steps can I take to control or prevent Norway Rats myself?
The best way to control a norway rat population is to prevent them from getting in. Simple preventative steps and minor repairs will block entry ways and prevent mice and other pests from coming inside.
- Replace broken windows
- Keep your building or home clean -- Wash dishes and cooking utensils, and clean spilled food from food preparation areas and floors immediately. Also, dispose of any trash and clutter.
- Caulk around utility/service pipes
- Weather strip around doors
- Mend broken windows
- Repair cracks or openings in the foundation
- Screen all vents
- Check (or replace) floor drains and cover with wire mesh
- Remove items that are potential nesting sites -- Remove stacks of newspapers, storage and cardboard boxes from shelves and floors. Mice can leap 12 inches vertically.
- Remove weeds and vegetation from exterior perimeters of buildings