Rats & Rodents
Size: medium-sized, long-tailed. Can range from 9 to 11 inches, plus a tail of 7 to 9 inches.
Color: Black or Brown
Habitat: House rats typically like warmer climates, while brown rats live in temperature climates. Rats live anywhere humans live. Many rats also live in trees.
Habits: Common habits of the rats are to forage for food and to mate. Most rats are nocturnal so you are most likely to hear them at night, or when you are sleeping. Rats are like wolves and they work in packs. Typically it starts with a male and a female who venture off into a new nest that is not already inhabited by another pack.
What they eat: Rats are omnivores, however will eat meat if they are given the chance. Rats generally use humans as their source of food, scavenging through empty trash, or left out food or crumbs around the house.
How do I get rid of them?: The most effective way to get rid of rats or rodents is to trap them. This can be extremely difficult without professional help because rodents have very advanced cognitive abilities, They can learn what a poisoned bait is and avoid it.