These rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails.
General Habits – Rats are excellent climbers and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce.
Habitat – Norway rats live in fields, farm lands and in structures. Rats are often found in woodpiles. Rodents can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter.
Threats – Rats can chew through wiring, causing fires. They also spread numerous diseases.
Source: National Pest Management Association