There are 2 main types of rats in New Zealand, The Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus
) and the Ships rat (Rattus rattus
) also known as the Roof rat, both are a pest in the wild to bird life and at home and on the farm.
They can be very destructive in what ever they feel like eating. A Norway rat can gnaw through a lead pipe.
HOW TO FIX THEM
Poison them with TOMCAT rodent bait
FIRST STRIKE soft baits