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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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Field evidence of roof rat (Rattus rattus) faecal contamination of barley grain stored in silos in the Czech Republic.
It's also got thicker, shorter ears and a shorter tail than the Roof rat.
If there is plenty of food and shelter, Roof Rats will gladly live in close proximity to humans.
Home range and movements of roof rats (Rattus rattus) in an old-growth riparian forest, California.
Norway and roof rats are also known to infest multifamily dwellings.
Several scenarios were reviewed as to the cause of the outbreak; among them the dispersal of respiratory droplets, cross contamination, roof rats, toilets and bathroom hardware in need of repair, and improper HVAC equipment including poor air exchanges.
Field and laboratory observations on roof rats, Rattus rattus (Linnaeus), in Florida.
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.