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Synonyms for black rat

common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide

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Jindal, "Repellent action of two fungicides against the house rat Rattus rattus and the Indian mole rat Bandicota bengalensis," International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, vol.
The results of the current study have also shown occurrence of rodents remains in the scats of Asiatic jackal, representing Indian gerbil (4.99%), house rat (0.72%), bandicoot rat (0.55%) and house mouse (1.27%).
Occurrence of some zoonotic microorganisms in faecal matter of house rat (Rattus rattus) and house mouse (Mus musculus) trapped from various structures.
A total of 3190 specimens of the house rats and 410 specimens of the house mouse were trapped; the trap success being 100%.
Himalayan palm civet (0.52%) and house rat (0.43%) were the least consumed prey species during summer and winter seasons respectively.
The relative abundance of the house rat (n = 89) was greater than the Norway rat (n = 68) but was not statistically different (t = 1.51 df =1 P = 0.08).
Dietary habits of the house rat, Rattus rattus were studied in the urban areas of Rawalpindi city by analysing the stomach contents.
They are scattered allover the cultivations (Taber et al., 1967) and are inhabited by four communsal species of small mammals namely, the house rat (Rattus rattus), house mouse (Mus musculus), house shrew (Suncus murinus), and the Indian gerbil (Roberts, 1997).
"Each skewer has four roasted rats and goes for Sh50," he said, adding, "In a day we sell about 60 to 70 roasted rats, which earn us about Sh750 to Sh800." Katana clarified that kadzora are different from the house rats, which are inedible.
Kent said on Thursday that Schwartz never tried to steal or profit from items, which Kent described as metal and plastic containers of assorted sizes used to house rats and other small animals during medical research.
Major topics covered in "American Politics on the Rocks" includes: unusual presidential facts, feisty first ladies, family feuds, debate debacles, White House rats, diabolical dirty tricks, embarrassing hot microphone moments, inflammatory insults, White House ghosts, and humiliating bloopers.
Recently a city dweller, Naseer Ahmad who has made his mission of killing huge house rats and claimed to have killed more than 100,000 rodents, got job in Water and Sanitation Service Peshawar (WSSP) as 'Rat Killer."
The introduction and spread of house rats in the United States.
The Norway Rat is the most common of house rats and is found all over the world.