Rats

Control Rats in Vancouver, Surrey and Lower Mainland

Norway Rats

Norway Rat Picture

INFORMATION

Norway rats are gray, brown or black in colour, having four legs, 10-12 inches long (8” body plus 4” tail)

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.

RAT Prevention

Keep firewood stored well away from the structure. Remove debris piles. Seal any holes larger then ¼ inch. Remove moisture and harborage sources.

Roof Rats

Roof Rats Picture

INFORMATION

Roof rats are black in color, having four leg , and 16 inches total (6-8” body plus 6-8” tail)

Roof rats get their name from their tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. Ranging in size from 6 to 8 inches in length, not including their tails, they have very poor vision and are color blind. They do have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste.

Habits

Roof rats are known for the damage they cause by chewing on materials and eating stored foods.

Roof and Norway Rat ComparisonHabitats

Roof rats can be found in the upper parts of building, and can also be found under, in and around structures. They only need a space of one half-inch to get into buildings.

Threats

Roof rats secured their place in history by spreading the highly dangerous bubonic plague. They support many ectoparasites and urinate on food.

Roof Rats can be found throughout Greater Vancouver.

RAT Prevention

To prevent rats from entering a home, seal up any holes or cracks larger than a quarter. Remove sources of moisture and harborage.

Contact us today and our rat exterminator will help with a rat infestation in your Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey or Burnaby, BC home or business.