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black rat

n.
A common rat (Rattus rattus) found worldwide, especially in populated areas, having a black or dark brown coat.

black rat

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Roof rats, a species most often found in vegetation-rich neighborhoods older than 10 years, infiltrate communities through:
On the other hand, the average number of either Norway or roof rats may be as low as two rats per acre.
Feeding on dog food left outside, bird seed, and plentiful citrus trees, roof rats found an abundant source of nourishment there.
TrapX is an EPA-exempt rodent lure that is available in fruit formula for roof rats and protein formula for Norway rats and squirrels.
Mowing also cleans away possible living quarters for snails and roof rats.
The likely suspects are roof rats, squirrels and even raccoons," said Arrow Pest Expert Shay Runion.
The new Provoke for rats contains a unique blend of scents that Norway and roof rats find irresistible.
Ornamental trees such as palms create a Hollywood or tropical theme, but they need to be pruned year-round, and their fruit is a magnet for tree and roof rats.
com)-- As of August 2, 2012 Jeff Lionheart is now the new lead singer for the Las Vegas variety rock group "The Roof Rats," and they will be giving their first live show performance on August 24th, 2012 at Choice's Pub Showroom at 9pm.
A second hypothesis is dissemination by roof rats (Ng, 2003), although it has been argued that this scenario was unlikely as the territorial nature of the rats would not have allowed the disease to have spread so quickly, and there were no abrupt disappearance of these rats after the SARS epidemic at Amoy Gardens had reached its peak.
Keeping homes sealed up and yards devoid of food and potential burrows can ward off infestation of house mice, roof rats and sewer rats.
This EPA-exempt rodent lure is available in fruit formula for roof rats and protein formula for Norway rats and squirrels.