The Norway rat, which goes by several different names across the world, is the most common species of rat. This brown or grey rodent can grow up to 10 in (25 cm) long and can weigh around 12 oz. These rats are excellent swimmers as well as scavengers. Norway rats tend to live in damp environments such as riverbanks and sewer systems.
Norway rats are considered a dangerous pest because they can carry parasites and a number of pathogens that lead to diseases in humans. Norway rats are true omnivores and will consume almost anything they can find. They breed quickly and generally inhabit and feed in dirty and contaminated areas. Miller Pest & Termite has professional rat exterminators to handle a rat infestation in your home.