Posts with the tag: "norway rats"
Norway rats are an invading species that can get inside your home in Hawaii. Believe us, you don’t want these rats roaming around wreaking havoc in your living space. Most people will shriek with fear or shudder to think there are rats nearby. Not only are they scary looking, but they are also dangerous to your health and they are known to do a lot of damage to homes and other buildings.
Millions cringe at the mere mention of them, and there have been horror movies dedicated to them. Just the thought of a city sewer system brings up the image in your mind of hordes of these creatures squealing and squabbling in layers of waste. We have depicted them as creatures that live only in dirty abandoned buildings, sewers, and dumpsters; but this is not accurate. These pests can also live in our homes, and when they appear there, they are a creature that makes us shudder or scream in fear. The Norway rat is only around 7-9 inches long and weighs about 12 ounces, but despite their small size, few would ever look at a rat and express anything but dread and disgust. The question is, “did the Norway rat earn its bad reputation?”
There are really only two things Norway rats are looking for, and the closer these two things are to one another, the happier these rodents will be. When they came onto your property, the first thing they were looking for is food. Norway rats, like all rats, are continually in search of food sources. And, when they aren't looking for food, they are looking for shelter. If your property has either of these two things to offer, Norway rats will be happy to make themselves at home.
Have you heard shuffling noises in the walls of your home, or in your attic? Have you noticed that food in your cupboard has little gnaw marks on the packaging, or have you seen little brown pellets that resemble rice? If you have heard or seen these things around your home or property, you may have a rodent problem.