Family Name: Muridae
Scientific Name: Rattus norvegicus
Carries over 45 different types of diseases can contaminate water food and the environment. Rats can cause direct losses to field crops and stored food and stored food production chains, as well indirect food losses, such as packaging distraction and contamination with faeces.
originating from Central to East Asia, but arrived in Europe in the 16th-17th Century.
Biology and Behaviour
Adults: 220-260mm long; tail length 160-200mm; droppings are aprox 20mm long. Upper brown body with a white, yellowish body. Norway rats can breed throughout the year if conditions are suitable.
The two main species of rats causing problems are the black rat (Rattus rattus) and the, more common, brown rat (Rattus norvegicus). Whilst either continues to find food and shelter, it will happily inhabit and breed in your home, so it’s important the problem isn’t ignored.
Professional rat control is the quickest way to eradicate rodents, as they’re instinctive and often sense when DIY measures, like traps and bait, are implemented. Black Ops offer rat removal services throughout the London and Hertfordshire area. Our expert treatment prevents damage to your home and stops harmful diseases spreading.