Rodents

Norway rat

INDICATORS:

  • Droppings may be grouped together or scattered, brown, in the shape of an olive stone, approximately 15 mm long
  • Greasy, brownish traces indicate their pathways (on walls, around entry points, etc.)
  • Pathways in vegetation
  • Gnawing marks on wood, pipes or electric cables

BEHAVIOUR:

  • Live in underground and low ground areas, in damp places
  • Dig burrows in the ground, near water supply points

ATTITUDE:

  • Very suspicious, neophobic

OUR ADVICE:

Unlike mice, rats eat large quantities in few locations
We recommend that the following doses be placed in damp places near tracks and burrows:

- Generation® or Maki® Blocks: 3 to 4 blocks, approximately every 5 to 15 m*
- AEGIS® Traps: 1 every 5 to 15m*

*depending on the level of infestation

The Norway rats are very suspicious and it is not uncommon to experience a few days before baits consumption.

DID YOU KNOW?
JUST A SINGLE BREEDING PAIR OF RATS
CAN LEAD TO A COLONY OF 900 RATS IN
ONLY 12 MONTHS
!

Weight: 250 to 500 g.
Length of head + body (excluding tail): 19 to 26 cm.
Tail shorter than the head and body.
Rounded ears, quite small.

 

 

Pathways
in vegetation

5 to 6 litters per year
6 to 12 young per litter.

Likes underground areas, dark and damp places.

Feeding habits:
Originally granivorous but usually is omnivorous.