A picture of a norway rat in the grass

Norway Rat

Scientific Name: Rattus Norvegicus
Nicknames: Brown Rat, Common Rat, Sewer Rat, Hanover Rat, Norweigian Rat, Parisian Rat, Water Rat, or Wharf Rat
Length: 7" - 9.5"
Color: Brown

Aggressive? When Threatened
Do They Bite? Yes
Posionous/Venomous? No
Disease Carrying? Yes
Invasive Species? No

The Norway Rat

The Norway rat is often attracted to homes due in part to unsanitary conditions that are existing inside of the home. Typeically they live in railroad embankments, near water sources such as stream and river banks or underneath concrete slabs but can make their way indoors if you live near these locations and conditions are favorable for them.

Quick Facts
Living Spaces: Landscaping, Stones, Rocks, Mulch, Expansion Joints
Diet Choices: A large variety
Fun Fact: A rat will defecate where they eat at a lot.

Typically Norway rats have a diet that consists of meat, fish and cereal when they move indoors. Rats defecate somewhat indiscriminately within their territories but mostly wherever they are feeding is the most common places to find it.

Do not try to rememdy this situation on your own, call a professional! Proper identification is key to successful rodent control in your area. Knowning the rabits habits from food choice, to where they like to live are critical to the professionals success in removing the pest from your home.


How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the bugs that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the insects from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you but with McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.