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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Both house and roof rats are nocturnal with feeding hours occurring 30 minutes after sunset and before sunrise.
In addition to potentially carrying parasites and pathogens, Norway rats, roof rats, and house mice have been destroying infrastructure, infesting houses and businesses, and damaging property for centuries.
Tenders are invited for providing the necessary measures for controlling the cockroaches, ants (red & black), silverfish and firebrats and also controlling the house mouse, roof rats, mice & bandicoot etc.
I ask, The roof rats don't come down into the building?
Home range and movements of roof rats (Rattus rattus) in an old-growth riparian forest, California.
Norway and roof rats are also known to infest multifamily dwellings.
Transmission and shedding patterns of Salmonella in naturally infected captive wild roof rats (Rattus rattus) from a Salmonella-contaminated layer farm.
Several scenarios were reviewed as to the cause of the outbreak; among them the dispersal of respiratory droplets, cross contamination, roof rats, toilets and bathroom hardware in need of repair, and improper HVAC equipment including poor air exchanges.
Field and laboratory observations on roof rats, Rattus rattus (Linnaeus), in Florida.
On the other hand, the average number of either Norway or roof rats may be as low as two rats per acre.