Norway Rats
Rats living in your crawl space or walls? Disappearing pet food? Dead rats or rat dropping in your attic? These may well be signs of a rat infestation. Call your local Critter Control office today at 800 CRITTER for effective rodent cleanup, rat removal and exclusion services.



Norway rats are large rodents, growing 18 inches long and weighing an average of 1 pound. These rodents are distinguishable from other rat pest species by their size, and other specific characteristics.

  • Tails shorter than their body
  • Blunted muzzles
  • Small eyes
  • Plump figures
  • Coarse brown fur


Norway rats look for a readily available source of food and water, and suitable shelter, and humans provide that! Norway rats are prominent in areas bustling with human activity. Skilled burrowers, rats tend to nest underground or in other covered places to keep safe from predators.

Norway Rat Problems

In search of food and shelter, Norway rats will enter homes to find their favorite foods and safety from predators. Norway rats are nocturnal and rarely spotted during the day. Common signs of a Norway rat infestation may include:

  • Plentiful Droppings
  • Noises – scratching & scampering
  • Burrowed Holes
  • Bodies of Deceased Rats
  • Damage

Norway rats pose many threats to a homeowner. They may bite and scratch when felt threatened. These rodents can transmit several serious diseases, including:

  • Rat-Bit Fever
  • The Plague
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

Norway rats may also carry smaller pests like fleas and ticks.

Outside the rodents will cause problems with burrowing habits and creating large holes that pose great problems for livestock, pets, and humans. The short life span of Norway rats may leave a stinky mess in your walls or ceiling. A Norway rat carcass will create a stink, difficult stains, and can lead to further infestations – Including insect problems!

Norway Rat Control


Critter Control of Peoria will use species-specific removal techniques that will get rid of your Norway rat problem safely and efficiently. After identifying the points of entry and factoring in the animals intelligence levels and habitat preferences, your technician will set up removal methods to quickly get rid of your Norway rat problem.

Repairs and Prevention

Critter Control of Peoria fixes damages done by Norway rats and implements professional and proven prevention methods to keep wildlife animals out for seasons to come.

Call Critter Control of Peoria for Norway rat control today. 309.270.1913

Critter Control of Peoria Service Area

Peoria, Pekin, Dunlap, Chillecothe, East Peoria, Washington, Creve Coeur, Morton, Bartonville, Deer Creek

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Jezek, Inc., dba Critter Control of Peoria