by Jordan Watkins Anne Beall’s backyard had a rat problem. Beall, a Chicago resident who owns a market research firm, said she had finally had enough when she saw a rat run across her husband’s foot. “We were going to solve this problem or we were going to move,” Beall said. That is when she... [Read More]
What are roof rats? Roof rats get their name from their tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. Ranging in size from 6 to 8 inches in length, not including their tails, they have very poor vision and are color blind. They do have extremely strong senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste.
Norway rats are primarily nocturnal and often enter a home in the fall when outside food sources become scarce. These rats are known to gnaw through almost anything – including plastic or lead pipes – to obtain food or water.
By MICHELLE HIGGINS NOV. 6, 2015 Each fall, rodents, seeking shelter from the cold, take up residence in apartments across New York City — gnawing on electrical wires and leaving droppings in kitchen cupboards. Spotting one of these uninvited guests scurrying under the refrigerator is unnerving enough, but the predicament takes on new urgency if... [Read More]