Residential Pest Control
Commercial Pest Control
Cook's Pest ControlCommercial Services
About Rodents
Both mice and rats invade a home looking for food and warmth.They can contaminate more food than they actually eat.Rats often start colonies in attics or under porches – and they’re harder to eliminate than mice.
Learn » Roof rats

Roof rats

(Family: Rattus rattus)

Roof rats (Rattus rattus), also known as black rats, are small, typically dark gray rodents. The easiest way to quickly distinguish a roof rat from a Norway rat, other than the smaller size, is that a roof rat’s tail is very long. If you were to pull the tail back over the body, the roof rat’s tail would extend past its snout. Like other rodents, roof rats will leave dark rub or grease marks in areas that they frequent.

Explore Other Rodents

MiceNorway Rats
Explore Other Pests

You Don't Have To Live With Rodents.

Follow the lead of more than 300,000 Southern homeowners who trust Cook’s Pest Control to help protect their homes from household pests.

Get a Quote
Cook's Pest Control

The South’s Most Trusted Name in Pest Control.

© 2024 Cook’s Pest Control | All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use | Accessibility Statement