|These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.
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. 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 numerous diseases.
Keep firewood stored well away from the structure. Remove debris piles. Seal any holes larger than 1/4 inch. Remove moisture and harborage sources