Roof Rats are found mostly in the upper parts of buildings and ships. They are excellent climbers. One female rat can have up to 40 babies in a year. They are also known as “Black Rat” or “Ship Rat”. Roof rats are slightly smaller than Norway Rats, with their tails longer than their heads and bodies combined!
- Length: Body- 6″ – 8″
- Region Found: In coastal states as well as in the southern parts of the United States.
- Residential Location: They live in colonies above, under, in and around structures.
- Random/Interesting Fact: Roof rats forage for food in groups of 10. They return to the same food source time after time.
- Identification: They are brown or black with gray, white, or black undersides.