Norway Rat

Norway rat in Phoenix

Phoenix Norway Rat Physical Characteristics

  • Measures 7”- 9” in length
  • Blackish brown, coarse coat with whitish colored underside
  • Scaly, slightly hairy tail


  • Males are territorial and display aggressive behavior
    towards perceived threats
  • Produce underground chambers that they dwell in
  • Norway rats can be found in cities, suburbs and wooded areas

Phoenix Food Sources

  • Omnivorous preferring food containing protein

Life Cycle

  • One litter can contain up to 10 offspring
  • Females can produce up to 6 litters a year
  • Lifespan is up to 1 year

Related Information and Warnings

  • Droppings and urine can cause allergies, asthma as well
    as other medical conditions

If you notice a Norway Rat or have feel as though you have an infestation in your Phoenix property please feel free to call Bug Guardian at (480)345-2847.