Rats are a worldwide pest, due to their capability to cause structural damage and competition with humans for food.  They also spread life threatening diseases such as; Weil's disease, Hantavirus Syndrome, Murine Typhus, Salmonella, E Coli, Tuberculosis and Rat Bite Fever.

The brown rat breeds throughout the year if conditions are suitable, with female rats producing up to 7 litters per year with a gestation period of 21 days and litter numbers can be up to 14. They reach sexual maturity in 5-9 weeks and are also known to carry lice, fleas and ticks.

Here is a list of signs that a Rat might live:

  • A mould smell that is similar to drainage.
  • Rat droppings usually as clusters.
  • Scratching noises under floorboards as rats run around.
  • Damaged food packaging.
  • Footprints and tailmarks.

Rat Facts:

  • A brown rat can weigh on average 350 grams and can grow up to 18 inches long including the tail length.
  • They have a well developed sense of touch and smell.
  • Brown rats live in any environment that supplies food, water or shelter.

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