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What do Norway rats look like?
Larger than roof rats and lacking in climbing skills, Norway rats are brown to gray in color and are generally found on ground levels of buildings. These shy, elusive rats, along with other rodents in New York, have a tendency to live wherever humans are as we provide them with easy access to food sources. That said, Norway rats are most likely to be found in urban areas.
Are Norway rats dangerous?
A threat to both people and property, Norway rats can be responsible for spreading a wide range of diseases including: Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, Salmonellosis, dysentery, and Leptospirosis. And, because they must continuously gnaw to keep their teeth trimmed, rats often damage electrical wires, insulation and other building materials as ell as destroy clothing, furniture and other personal property.
Why do I have a Norway rat problem?
Norway rats enter into homes and buildings to find food, water and safe shelter. They can enter through very small cracks, holes and crevices found in foundations or around the areas where utilities enter.
How do you get rid of Norway rats?
At Thomas Pest Services, we offer professional rodent control to help home and business owners get rid of Norway rats and other rodents. Servicing Albany and the Capital District as well as the Adirondack region, please contact us today for relief from these rodents.
Norway rat prevention tips
To prevent Norway rats from entering your property you should:
· Eliminate entry points; this includes gaps and other openings on the exterior of the structure.
· Store food in containers that can withstand rodent teeth and empty trash often.
· Remove potential water sources (think leaking pipes, poorly ventilated areas).
· Minimize or eliminate clutter in and around the dwelling including the basement, attic and garage.