ROOF RATS AND NORWAY RATS

Rodents carry very harmful viruses such as hantavirus, leptospirosis and many other infectious diseases.

The roof rat gets its name from its tendency to find shelter in the upper parts of buildings. Once inside, roof rats not only damage materials by gnawing through them, but they also contaminate stored food and serve as vectors of dangerous diseases.

The roof rat is the smaller of the two commensal rats, as the Norway rat is larger in size. 


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