Roof Rat: Facts, Identification & Control
Black or brown, seven to 10 inches long, with a long tail, large ears and eyes, and a pointed nose. Body is smaller and sleeker than Norway rat. Fur is smooth.
Nests inside and under buildings, or in piles of rubbish or wood. Excellent climber that can often be found in the upper parts of structures.
Omnivorous, but shows a preference for grains, fruits, nuts and vegetables.
Becomes sexually mature at four months, producing four to six litters per year that consist of four to eight young each. Lives up to one year.