What is the difference between a black rat and a brown rat

Whats the difference between a black rat and a brown rat?

The brown rat is a sturdy omnivore, which means it will eat meat and vegetables. It lives mainly outdoors or in the sewer. It doesn’t really care what it eats so it’s easy to catch them with poison. A good example of a poison that works well on brown rats is rodenticide. The poison cannot be too fast-acting or dangerous or else it could hurt a human or pet. Once the rat eats it will search for a warm dry place and die. 

It is best to Contact Rat control Hamilton in the Greater Toronto Area to declare your home rat-free as soon as possible!

Black rats are friendly and from a tropical region so they tend towards warmth. They are excellent climbers so they are likely to enter your home through the attic instead of the basement like brown rats. They love places with insulation, especially so they can cuddle up and get warm. They are vegetarians so they don’t eat meat but that doesn’t mean your kitchen is safe, they love grains and cereal and fruit. They are also very cautious. If one rat is killed by a trap the others will learn from it and be less likely to trip them. 

Rats can cause severe structural damage to your home if they get in. They usually find their way in through an open door or garage. They will chew literally anything and that includes all the materials your house is made of. A major danger in trying to get rid of rats is killing them with poison. Rats have a high water content so when they die they release a lot of that content into the attic or the walls, the smell this creates is absolutely awful. 

If you need help getting rid of rats you can call us at the Exterminators. 

We will send our highly skilled technician to your home where he will perform a full external inspection of the entire property, from holes in the foundation to damaged siding. Our technicians are not only extermination geniuses, they are also fully prepared for any contingency.