What are Norway rats?
Norway rats, also known as brown rats or sewer rats, are large rodents that belong to the species Rattus norvegicus. They are one of the most common rat species found worldwide. Norway rats have a robust body, typically brown or gray in color, with a blunt snout and a scaly tail shorter than their body length. They are known for their adaptability and ability to thrive in various environments.
Are Norway rats dangerous?
Norway rats can pose several risks to humans and properties. They are known carriers of various diseases, including leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever. These diseases can be transmitted through their urine, feces, or bites. Norway rats can also cause structural damage by gnawing on wires, pipes, and building materials. Additionally, they are capable of contaminating food supplies, leading to health hazards.
Why do I have a Norway rat problem?
Norway rats are attracted to areas where they can find food, water, and shelter. They are opportunistic feeders and can adapt to different food sources, including human food waste, pet food, and outdoor garbage. If your property provides easy access to these resources and offers suitable hiding places like cluttered areas, crawl spaces, or basements, Norway rats may establish nests and become a problem.
How do I get rid of Norway rats?
Dedicated to providing our residential and commercial customers with effective pest control solutions, Evolve Pest Control will solve all of your Texas, Nevada, and St. George, UT property’s pest problems, including Norway rats. Our trained and experienced service technicians perform thorough inspections and advanced treatments specifically designed for rat control and elimination.
We employ safe and targeted methods to eradicate Norway rat populations and prevent their return. Our goal is to offer our customers high-quality services that are affordable and eco-friendly, helping them maintain a pest-free home or business. To request your free quote and get started with your rat control service, contact Evolve Pest Control today!
How can I prevent Norway rats in the future?
Here are preventive measures you can take to minimize the risk of infestations:
- Securely store food in sealed containers, avoid leaving pet food outside overnight, and regularly clean up any food spills or crumbs.
- Keep your property well-maintained, reducing clutter and removing debris where rats can hide. Seal any openings or gaps in the exterior walls, foundation, or roofline.
- Ensure garbage bins have tight-fitting lids and are kept clean. Regularly dispose of trash and avoid leaving bags or piles of garbage exposed.
- Repair any leaks or sources of standing water in and around your property, as rats need water to survive.
- Partner with Evolve Pest Control for regular inspections and treatments to proactively address Norway rat issues and maintain a pest-free environment.