The Norway rat can gain entrance to a structure through openings
larger than ½ inch. Norway rats can cause damage to properties and
are vectors of diseases like the plague and Salmonella.
Rats are excellent climbers and often enter a home in the fall when
outside food sources become scarce.
Norway rats live in fields, farm lands and in structures. Rats are
often found in woodpiles. Rodents can gain entry to a home through
a hole the size of a quarter.
Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. They also spread