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Norway Rats
Norway Rats
Overview Of Norway Rats In PA

These rats have small eyes (poor vision) and ears and long tails and are primarily nocturnal.

Habits Of Norway Rats

Rats are excellent climbers and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce. Norway rats live in fields, farmlands, and in structures. Rats are often found in woodpiles and can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter. Once established, Norway rats tend to follow the same route between harborage and food/water sources. They can also dig holes on the outside for nesting purposes, usually one main entrance hole and 1 or several “emergency exit” holes for escape purposes.

Threats Posed By These Rodents

Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires and great nuisances for the occupant. They also spread numerous diseases.

Norway Rat Prevention In Pittsburgh

Rats can be difficult to keep out of our homes in Pittsburgh, Baldwin, Sewickley, and elsewhere in Pennsylvania. Keep firewood stored well away from the structure, remove debris piles, and seal any holes larger than 1/4 inch. Remove moisture and harborage sources, such as storage boxes and loose items that could be used for nesting materials. A pest management professional can set-up a baiting and monitoring program, incorporating habitat modification and exclusion techniques for optimum suppression of problem activity and future prevention.

Norway Rat Control In PA

For effective control of these rodents, it is necessary to enlist a highly skilled pest management professional to evaluate the problem activity in order to generate a custom-tailored solution that will fit your home or facility perfectly. Our Pittsburgh pest control pros resolve rodent infestations utilizing a variety of rodent treatment options, including:

  • Surveillance
  • Baiting program
  • Exclusion

To learn more about rodent control for your home or business, contact Witt today!