Rat Control in San Ramon
What are rats?
Rats are rodents that belongs to the genus Rattus. Rats are common animals found around the world, and their populations can be found in almost every country on Earth.
Rats are considered pests because they destroy crops and spread diseases like typhus and bubonic plague by contaminating food sources with feces or urine; both which contain bacteria.
Rats tend to live in groups called colonies where they find shelter from predators. They also establish social hierarchies within the colony, with dominant individuals having priority access to food and other resources. Rats are known to be skilled at gnawing and burrowing, and are able to survive in a wide range of environments.
Common rats in California homes
The Norway Rat, also known as the brown rat or common rat, is a burrowing rodent that is commonly found in urban areas. It has a large, heavy body and can grow up to 16 inches in length, including its tail. It has coarse, brown fur and small ears and eyes. Norway rats are known to be good swimmers and can live in a wide range of environments, from sewers to fields. They are also known to be carriers of diseases such as salmonella and leptospirosis, which can be transmitted to humans and other animals.
The Roof Rat, also known as the black rat or ship rat, is a slender rodent with a pointed snout and large ears. It has dark, soft fur and can grow up to 18 inches in length, including its tail. They are excellent climbers and are commonly found in attics, trees, and high places. They are known to be carriers of diseases such as plague and murine typhus, which can be transmitted to humans and other animals. They are found primarily in coastal regions, and are less common than the Norway rat.
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