IDENTIFY RODENTS

NORWAY RAT

Rattus norvegicus


Distinguishing Features

Tail: Shorter than head and body

Body: Heavy/thick

Ear: Small

Eye: Small

Nose: Blunt


Breeding Locations

Outdoors in sewers

 


Droppings

Blunt; ¾”

ROOF RAT

Rattus rattus


Distinguishing Features

Tail: Longer than head and body

Body: Slender

Ear: Large

Eye: Large

Nose: Pointed


Breeding Locations

Outdoors in trees

Indoors in false ceilings


Droppings

Pointed; ½”

HOUSE MOUSE

Mus musculus


Distinguishing Features

Feet: Small

Head: Small

 

 


Breeding Locations

Indoors in quiet places

 


Droppings

Pointed; ¼”

TREATMENT METHODS

For low-population rat control, we use:

Sticky, scented boards that attract and trap rodents will be placed around activity areas. Our best practices ensure that once caught, they are humanely disposed of thereafter. We protect non target animals from landing on the glueboards, by placing the boards in protective housing that encourages rodent entry but prevents kittens and stray dogs from entering and stepping on the boards

Baits, especially poison baits which are not allowed for indoor usage, are used only externally to target outdoor rodent species such as Norway (brown) Rats that reside mainly in outdoor burrows.