The Norway Rat (also known as the common rat, street rat, sewer rat, wharf rat, Hanover rat, Norwegian rat, and Parisian rat) are essentially the "common rat". They are one of the largest rodents in the family. They originated in northern China, but this rodent has now spread to all continents that are habitable, and is the dominant rat in most of North America (including Las Vegas). With rare exceptions, the brown rat lives wherever humans live, particularly in urban areas.
Norway rats tend to have bristly brown fur, with black hairs throughout their coat. They have bellies that are gray or white and may or may not have yellow shades. These bellies are a bit bigger than other rodents and these critters are heavily built. Their eyes are very small (as well as there ears). Their tails are shorter than other rodents as well. It is worth noting that the ears and tails are covered in scales rather than hair. The only way to tell for sure if it you have Norway rats is a free rodent inspection. Get a free rodent inspection by calling (702) 660-7343.
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While Norway rats are generally found all over the world in arid and desert regions, they are believed to be endemic to this area. However, some Norway can be found in grassland and forest. They more or less inhabit every arid desert and scrublands except for Antarctica.
Norway rats can have many litters in a year. Although, it is common for these mice to not reproduce during the winter months. The pregnancy of a Norway rat lasts from 21-26 days. They may have litters containing from 2 to 22 young with typical litters containing 7 babies. In the wild, life expectancy is usually about 2 years.
Norway rats are shy and tend to hide or run away from unknown territories. They generally travel on the ground, but are also good at swimming, jumping, or climbing.
Going with the trend of the majority of the pests in the Las Vegas and Clark County area, Norway rats are known to invade your safe space at home or work year-round. House mice are also nocturnal, making them out to be more active throughout the night.
Norway rats find shelter near anywhere that there is an abundance of food. They eat a huge variety of foods from soap to candy, milk, meat, vegetables, poultry, eggs and all grains, nuts and fruits.
Norway rats can cause damage to properties and structures due to their gnawing capabilities. Norway rats are also carriers of serious diseases, including jaundice, rat-bite fever, cowpox virus, trichinosis and salmonellosis.