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Norway Rat Control, Trapping & Removal Services
We can rid you of Norway Rat problems safely and efficiently
Norway rats, more commonly referred to as sewer rats, are remarkably adaptive foragers. Any promise of abundant food and shelter will quickly draw rats away from their natural habitats of marshes and streams straight into homes and barns, creating a nightmare scenario for farmers and homeowners. Norway rats can cause significant damage to homes and personal property. Their tendency to burrow in walls and under floors can exasperate weak points of buildings and make the foundations unstable. Norway rats are also prone to gnawing, which can cause major structural damage. Perhaps most alarmingly, Norway rats often carry diseases that contaminate the human food they consume; eating this food can cause a person to become incredibly ill.
Rats’ ability to squeeze into the smallest nooks and crannies and devour most foods make them quite the formidable foes. If even one hole is left open, a Norway rat can find its way through, and audible scare tactics and repellants can quickly lose their effectiveness. Even traps will do little to solve the problem if they’re not carefully selected, baited, and placed in the proper manner. That’s why Trutech has spent years developing the best control and removal tactics around. Our experts know how to permanently remove Norway rats from your property in a way that’s effective, so you don’t have to worry.
Trutech is committed to only using ethical control and removal methods that have minimal impact on the environment and the animals that we deal with. With us, Norway rat removal is safe and easy, so give us a call. We’re not happy until you’re satisfied.
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Although Norway rats are nocturnal, they may emerge and be spotted during the day if the infestation is large enough. They have coarse fur that is brown, reddish, or gray on their heads and backs, and whitish gray on their bellies. Norway rats are the largest rat species typically seen in U.S. homes, reaching lengths of about seven to ten inches. Though often confused with sleek, agile roof rats, these pests are more full-bodied with blunter snouts.
Almost any type of food appeals to Norway rats. Their natural diet includes plants, seeds, insects, and small animals. In homes, the pests raid pantries and garbage cans for grains, meat, fish, nuts, and fruit. Although they will eat carrion and rotting food, they prefer fresh items.
Marshes or fields near ponds and streams are the preferred natural habitats of Norway rats. However, the presence of more abundant shelter, food, and water often draws the pests into homes, yards, canals, barns, and sewers. Norway rats prefer to live in urban environments at low elevations and tend to stick to the ground floors, cellars, or basements of buildings.