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Exterminating Rat is a specialty of Beyond Pest Control.

7 New Yorkers were bitten by rats last year.
In the same year 141 New Yorkers were bitten by other New Yorkers.


Rattus Norwegius also known as the brown rat, sewer rat, or New York City rat is the most well known and most common rat. Furthermore, it is the most troublesome and damaging rodent in the United States. They are found in large cities and urban and suburban neighborhoods. Basically, the rat lives wherever humans live. They eat and contaminate food, damage buildings, and other property by constant gnawing and burrowing. They also can spread diseases to people and pets.

The fur of the rat is usually brown or dark grey and is very coarse. They, on average, are 10 inches long excluding the tail. If you include the tail, they are 20 inches. The tail is the same length as the whole body. Adult body weight averages 12 oz in males and about 9 oz in females. All though rare, some large rats can grow onward up to 18 oz.

The rat, like the house mouse, is nocturnal. The rat has poor eyesight and identifies colors much like a human with red-green colorblindness. To compensate for their poor vision, they have a keen sense of hearing, smell, taste, and touch. They use these heighten senses to constantly explore and learn about their surrounding environments; memorizing their pathways, and food sources. Rats quickly detect and tend to avoid new objects, even if it is in a familiar environment. Because of this, Baits and traps are avoided for a few days following placement.

Information About Rat

Rodent Proofing

Rodent Proofing

Rats will eat nearly any type of food, but they prefer foods such as meat and grains. Rats do not require much water in a day; about 1 fluid oz. Rats will jump, swim, and climb to reach a food source. They have even been spotted crossing telephone wires to travel from building to building. Rats are excellent swimmers and can enter structures through sewers, toilets, and broken drains. Rats can tread water for 3 days and can swim in open water up to a half mile, even against strong currents. Rats can also climb vertical and jump up to 4 feet high.

Poor sanitation and garbage is an open invitation for a rat infestation. Good sanitation will efficiently limit the number of rats that can survive in around your home. You should always practice good housekeeping and proper storage and handling of food products around your house. Good sanitary practices will not completely eliminate the possibility of a rat infestation, but will make your home less suitable for them to thrive.

The Rat

Rat Feces

Rat Feces

Rats have a maximum lifespan of 2 to 3 years, but most die before they are 1 year. In that year, a female rat can produce up to 5 litters. Each litter has 6 to 12 offspring. Rats are productive breeders. It takes a rat 3 to 4 months to reach sexual maturity. When born, rats are helpless, naked, and completely blind. They will mature rapidly and open their eyes after a week or so. There is no set breeding season and they will mate year round, but rat’s breeding peak in the spring and fall months.

The most successful rat control procedure is to build them out and make their access to your living area impossible.
All small holes and opening should be sealed shut. The reduction methods for rats are the same as those used for mice infestations, trapping and poisoning. There is more info on our blog

We are available 24 hours 7 days a week. Emergency Same Day Service. We speak Spanish and accept major credit cards including American Express, Visa, MasterCard. Contact Beyond Pest Control and get the best exterminating services in NYC. We specialize in exterminating bed bugs as well as cockroaches, mice, rats, water bugs and other rodents, We will send an experienced NYC licensed exterminator out to control the problem.

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