• Range:  Typically not more than 300 feet from their nests.

  • Rats can gain entry to structures by gnawing, climbing, jumping, or swimming through sewers and entering through toilets or broken drains.
  • Food: Wide variety of foods but mostly prefer cereal grains, meats, fish, nuts, and some fruits
  • Mating:  All year 
  • Gestation: 22 days
  • Number of young: 8 to 12 young per litter
  • Number of litters: 4 to 7 litters per year
  • Rats are sexually mature at the age of 2 to 3 months.

  • Droppings are ¾ inch long with blunt ends; dark color; found in groupings