roof rat

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Noun1.roof rat - common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwideroof rat - common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide
rat - any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
genus Rattus, Rattus - common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
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These include two primates (Himalayan rhesus monkey, hanuman grey langur); eight (8) Chiropetra (Indian false vampire bat, fulvous fruit bat, Himalayan pipistrelle, lesser horseshoe bat, common bent-wing bat, dark whiskered bat, Pallas's tube-nosed bat, Torresian tube-nosed bat or northern tube-nosed bat, Gilgit tube-nosed bat, and horseshoe bat); seven (7) carnivores (golden jackal, common leopard, Asiatic black bear, jungle cat, stoat or ermine, Himalayan palm civit and yellow-throated martin); and 12 rodents (Himalayan field mouse, house mouse, roof rat or house rat, Eurasian pygmy shrew, Turkestan rat, Indian mole rat, short-tailed mole rat, small Kashmir flying squirrel, Royle's high mountain vole; and one artiodactyle (barking deer) species.
The roof rat prefers higher areas within the home, and can cause significant damage to electrical systems.
At the end of monitoring, each roof rat was euthanatized, and isolation of Salmonella from different organs was performed.
These include the Norway rat, the Roof rat, the Wood rat (also known as pack rat, because of its propensity for collecting and storing items) and the Black rat.
Three types of rats are commonly found here - the house mouse, Norway rat and roof rat.
Most rodents prefer fields to human habitats, but the opposite is true of three species uniquely adapted to living around humans: the house mouse, the roof rat and the Norway rat.
The three rodents that have spread across the world are the common rat, found all over Britain, the house mouse and the black rat or roof rat, which used to be the native species in Britain but is now almost extinct here.
Roof rat, black rat, house rat, ship rat (Rattus rattus)
The three main rodents your home buyers should worry about are the common rat, the roof rat, and the house mouse.
If a roof rat knocks on your door, call the police immediately and help prevent them conning other elderly victims.
For that nimble climber, the roof rat, the primary dwelling is usually one of four or five well-camouflaged bowl-shaped nests it has woven of twigs and branches deep inside a bush (such as a bougainvillea), large ivy or palm tree.