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Information On Rats That May Affect Your NY, NJ or CT Property


7″ to 9.5″ with their tail being 6″to 8″. They are brown in color with some black hairs.


Rats are nocturnal. They don’t like change very much, so they are hesitant to enter new homes and additions to homes. They usually nest in basements and will feed on meat, fish and cereal.

How do they affect me?

Rats can carry many diseases such as leptospirosis, trichinosis and salmonella. They also can cause damage to your home.

What should I do?

Your home must be rodent-proof (all possible entry ways sealed) and practice good sanitation. Rats are covered by our Home Pest Prevention program and our Vector Intervention program.