Toronto Wildlife and Animal Removal

Do Toronto Rats Dig Holes?

There are so many varieties of rat species around the world, and all of them have few different characteristics. Some of the most commonly found rats in the United States are Rattus rats and Norway rats. Although both of these Canada rats are commonly observed in rural and urban settings, still they are not friends. Norway rats are usually larger in size, and they often take up areas of small roof rats. However, they are enemies still there are few common things about these rats, and one of them is their nest building behavior.

Rats are very clever rodents, and they can usually adapt to any situation they find around. These creatures can live in any condition with a variety of dwelling arrangements. It can be a rat burrow, rat nest, and rat hole. They prefer to live in whatever can be easily created as per surrounding conditions.

Generally, rat holes and burrows belong to the Norway Rats. These large size Toronto rats often prefer to create burrows near foundations, under woodpiles, garbage, and in overgrown areas. If we talk about human habitats, their nests or burrows can be easily found at lower levels of building such as in basements. It is also possible that they create multiple burrows in your foundation so that they can live in close proximity to each other.

Some of you might be eager to know the size of rat holes so that it can be easily identified if it is present in your premises. Experts say that entrance point of rat burrow can be somewhere around 2 to 4 inches in dimension. Burrows that are actively occupied by Toronto rats use to have smooth walls with hard packed dirt; whereas, loose dirt can be found at the entrance point. Rat burrow entrance point also stays clear from spider webs and debris. In case if you want to know if the burrow in your garden is actively occupied by a rat or not, prefer to add some leaves and old newspaper into the burrow and wait for rat’s response. If it is inside, everything will be cleared within one or two days, and the hole will be clean again.

This is all about the outer appearance of rat burrow if we talk about internal portion, it is usually designed in shape of a tunnel. This tunnel can be connected to several escape points internally. Most of these burrows are found to be 18 inches deep however the length goes up to 3 feet when the tunnel is occupied by multiple rodents.

Some Canada rats such as roof rats prefer to build nests on the ground. These rodents choose garden trees, attics, and basements for this purpose. You may also find their nests inside hollow ceilings, cabinetry, and walls as well. As these rats spend their most of time above ground, so they don’t prefer to dig the ground to create tunnels. Note that rats need water more frequently, so they prefer to create their nests in areas that provide easy access to water.

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