The house mouse came originally from south western Asia from whence it has spread all over the earth, mainly with the help of man. The house mouse has the amazing ability to adapt and it now occurs more or less where man has settled. In most cases the house mouse is associated with buildings, often moving outside in the summer, but always retreating indoors come the autumn. In buildings the house mouse will live anywhere and they are very difficult to keep out. If you can push a Biro (about 7mm) under a door then a mouse can get in...!! Mice are also totally omnivorous, in other words the house mouse will eat anything, even down to the soap in the bathroom or the candles you keep under the sink in case of a power cut, but their favorite foods are cereals and cereal products.

For their size, they don't eat much but the damage that

they can do, both with gnawing and soiling products with their urine and droppings is tremendous.


1) Wild rats originated in Asia and reached other parts of the world mostly onboard ships.


2) These mammals are a part of the rodent family and are scientifically known as Rattus norvegicus.


3) These rats have pointed noses and hairless feet.


4) Wild rats are omnivores and eat a variety of animals and plants.


5) These rodents live in burrows that are situated near their favorite source of water and food.


  1. 6)Wild rats have a short life span of only a year.

7) Breeding for wild rats begin when they are about 3 to 4 months of age with the gestation period lasting for about 21 to 22 days. Within this span the female rat is able to produce up to 7 litters per year with each litter consisting of about 6 to 22 young ones.


8) Wild rats are able to burrow, climb, jump and gnaw. This ability along with the highly sophisticated senses that they possess helps them gain access to a variety of places.


9) These mammals are adaptable, aggressive and active.


10) Society does not accept wild rats or house rats because they spread diseases, contaminate food and damage structures too. Their gnawing ability can cause damage to buildings, wiring systems and pipe work. Apart from this, these mammals also carry diseases like the plague, Weil’s disease, toxoplasmosis and salmonella food poisoning, all of which are potentially fatal to man.


11) Wild rats are of two types – the roof or black rat and the brown or Norway rat. The distinguishing feature of the black rat is that it has a tail that is longer than its body. This rat is about 8 inches long. The brown rat is about 10 inches long and has a tail that is shorter than the rest of its body. The types of rats mentioned above also differ in their food preferences, habits and region.




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