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from entering your home or business, we can help.
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Below is some helpful information on the most common types of
rats that you may be having problems with.
head & body Length: 200 - 270mm
weight: 250-500g. (Max 700 gms)
brown (occasionally black) fur, with a pale underside.
are 150 - 210 mm.
nose, small ears, heavy body with a tail shorter than the head
nose, small ears with a tail shorter than the head and body.
Rats are sexually mature at: 8 - 12 weeks.
period: 21 - 24 days.
size (average): 6 - 11.
period: 3 - 4 weeks.
Rats can live up to 18 months in the wild, but 3 - 4 years domestically.
Rats are very adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats,
usually in close conjunction with humans. Burrowing, but sometimes
climbing they are the only species to occur in UK sewers.
Rats are omnivorous eating fish, vegetables, weeds, earthworms,
nuts and fruit, but prefer protein-rich foods, such as cereals.
They will eat around 30g of food a day and drink 60ml.
Rats are typically nocturnal, although they will sometimes
forage for food during the day if colonies become too over
Rats live in loose colonies, made up of aggregations of clans
- usually defending their territory from other rats - the
biggest rats are dominant over their smaller counterparts.
Rats swim well and are sometimes mistaken for water voles.
They have well-developed senses of hearing and smell.
look out for holes, droppings, smear marks and unpleasant
smells as these are signs a building maybe being used as a
are subject to persistent pest control due to the damage they
cause and the numerous diseases they spread.
with house mice, they are considered to be the most widespread
head & body Length: 150 - 220 mm.
Rats' average weight: 100 - 300g.
Rats are originally black but are mostly brown in tropical parts
of the world.
are 180 - 250 mm.
Rats have large eyes, slender bodies with a tail longer than
the head and body.
Rats are sexually mature at: 12 - 16 weeks.
period: 21 - 22 days.
size (average): 6 - 10.
period: 3 - 4 weeks.
rats are rare in the UK. Their appearances are mainly confined
rats are agile and climb well. They rarely burrow and are rarely
seen outdoors in the UK
rats’ preferred food is moist fruits.
food is moist fruits.
rats will eat around 15g of food a day and drink 15ml