Norway rats are most common along the sea coats and canals. They thrive particularly in areas where garbage is not properly stored. Although Norway rats generally to eat fresh meat, fish, and grain, they can survive quite well on an ounce per day of garbage or decayed food along with an ounce of water.
Norway rats are burrowers and often dig in rubbish and under buildings or concrete slabs. Burrowing can cause damage by undermining the foundation of building; eroding banks of levees, disfiguring landscape planting, and blocking sever line.
Roof rats thrive in attics, roof spaces, palm trees, and ornamental shrubbery. They are climbers and prefer to nest off the ground. Roof rats are destructive in attics, gnawing on electrical wires and rafters. Roof rats generally prefer vegetables, fruits, and grain; but they consume ‘A to 1 once per day of food from various sources.
House mice normally live outdoors in field, occasionally migrating into structures. In houses, the live behind walls and in cabinets and furniture.
They prefer to feed on grains but usually nibble at a wide variety of foods. House mice require only 1/10 ounce of food and 1/20 ounce of water daily, surviving on food alone if tit has high moisture.