Types Of Rat
Human contact with rats in the UK mainly centres around the far more numerous Brown or Sewer Rat. These will happily infest homes, offices, retail or warehouse premises as long as there are 3 basic requirements. Food, shelter and water.
The far less common Black or Ship Rat can be identified by having a tail longer than it's head and body. They are also more agile than the brown rat and tend to nest higher up in walls or ceilings. The Black Rat's claim to fame is they are indirectly responsible for instances of Plague and The Black Death. Black Rats are infested with fleas which carry the virus. The virus is then passed to humans by these fleas.
There are many variations in colour so you cannot identify these rats by colour alone. Call Bexley Pest Control Ltd for a permanent solution to your rat problem.