What do roof rats look like?
Roof rats, also known as black rats or ship rats, are medium-sized rodents that measure 13-18 inches in length from nose to tail. They are slender rats, typically weighing in under a pound. Roof rats have black or dark brown bodies with lighter undersides. They have large ears and eyes and pointed noises.
When are roof rats most active?
How do roof rats differ from Norway rats?
Roof rats are longer and thinner than Norway rats and their scaly tails are longer than their bodies, whereas Norway rats have tails that are shorter than the length of their bodies. Unlike Norway rats, roof rats are agile climbers and prefer elevated nesting locations.