Rodents inhabit buildings and destroy food and property. They will damage buildings by gnawing at doors, window casings or any point where they try to enter.
Rodents may also be a threat to human health. They transmit diseases like
salmonellosis, trichinosis, and rat-bite fever. Besides humans, they can
distribute diseases to livestock and pets.
Norway rats like to burrow under foundations, walks, driveways and streets. This can cause stress that could lead to cracks and breaks.
A Roof Rat’s tail is usually longer than its head and body. When the tail is stretched over the back, it will extend past the nose.
A Roof rat’s ears are large and conspicuous.
A Norway rat’s body is heavier and stockier than that of a roof rat, which has a pointed muzzle and a slim body.