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Rat Chat @ Creston Public Library

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Over the past three years residents in the Town of Creston and surrounding area have noticed an increase in Norway and Roof Rat populations. Different from our native woodrat species, Norway and Roof Rats are an invasive species 100% dependent upon humans for survival.

This is good news, for if we coordinate efforts trapping, and manage food attractants, we should be able to successfully reduce our rat populations over the upcoming winter months.

Also referred to as the black rat, roof rats are normally black in color with a lighter underbelly with long tails that can reach up to ten inches in length. The roof rat has a longer tail, more slender body, larger ears, larger eyes and a more pointed nose than a Norway rat. Roof rats use their tails—which, unlike the Norway rat, grow to be longer than their bodies—to balance as they walk across electrical wires. They are great climbers and have evolved to prefer a primarily plant-based diet than Norway Rats.

On the other hand, a Norway rat’s fur is typically brownish-gray and their tail is much shorter, measuring only four to eight inches. Thicker bodied than the agile roof rat, the Norway Rat’s tail is more proportionate to it’s body length. They prefer ground dwellings, under building, cement walls and in woodpiles.

Join us for a Rat Chat at the Creston Public Library on November 21st at 6 pm as we discuss a variety of topics:

-Basic Rat biology, behavior and reproduction
-Trapping techniques
-Attractant Management
-Rat Proofing your home
-Diseases and Destruction attributed to rat infestation
-Safe Handling and disposal of rat carcasses

We’ll have Pest Management experts to help answer questions and concerns relating to Norway and Roof Rats in the Creston Valley.

Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Tags:
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Website:
http://crestonlibrary.com/event/rat-chat-with-trish-drinkle/

Organizer

Creston Public Library
Phone:
250-428-4141
Email:
saara@crestonlibrary.com
Website:
crestonlibrary.com

Venue

Creston Public Library
531 16 Ave S
Creston, British Columbia V0B1G5 Canada
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Phone:
250-428-4141
Website:
http://www.crestonlibrary.com/