Black Rat Control Cardiff
Black Rat “Ship” (Rattus rattus)
The black rat has a black or dark brown body with a pale sometimes white underside.
Their large tail is thin and longer than their whole body.
Their snout is pointed and their ears large, translucent and furless.
They are sleek, graceful animals with an average weight of 300g.
Their life span averages between 6 and 12 months and in this time they can have a maximum of 6 litters consisting of 6 to 10 young.
Droppings are pointed sausage shaped with an average length of 15mm.
The black rat is a non burrowing and is rarely found in sewers.
They have superior climbing skills.
They are omnivorous with a preference for fruit and vegetables.
They are neophobic.