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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cantonensis according to all species trapped, but additional statistical analyses considered data only from Norway rats and roof rats because of small sample sizes or because the parasite was not detected in other species.
Throughout the book, Meridith gives advice to small and large organizations about how to weather (sometimes literally), the unique challenges business people face in the Sonoran Desert - from roof rats to haboobs.
And while roof rats, a differ-ent species of rat found mostly found along the coasts, are more likely to nest in your attic, they can also find their way into your chimney.
The official told Gulf News that mice, Norway rats and roof rats are the common types of rodents spotted in Dubai.
SenesTech announced the issuance of its patent on "REDUCING THE REPRODUCTIVE CAPACITY OF MAMMALS." This intellectual property is a key aspect of ContraPest, SenesTech's flagship product that targets the reproductive capabilities of Norway and roof rats .
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.
That's the roof rats. They live on the roofs above us, hopping between the tops of buildings, surviving off of what they can find up high.
Home range and movements of roof rats (Rattus rattus) in an old-growth riparian forest, California.
2002: Control of roof rats in fruit trees.--SSWEC120, Institute of Food and Agriculture Science (IFAS), University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, 5 pp.
Norway and roof rats are also known to infest multifamily dwellings.