In the Greater Kansas City Area, the house mouse is the most commonly encountered and economically important of the commensal rodents, the Norway or sewer rat (Rattus norvegicus) and the roof or black rats (Rattus rattus) being the other two.
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In the Greater Kansas City Area, the house mouse is the most commonly encountered and economically important of the commensal rodents, the Norway and roof/black rats being the other two. House mice are not only a nuisance, damage/destroy materials by gnawing, and eat and contaminate stored food, they are also of human health importance as disease carriers or vectors. It is thought to be of Central Asian origin, but is now of worldwide distribution and found throughout the United States.
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Norway Rat (also called Sewer Rat)
The Norway rat is the largest of the commensal rodents and is all too common in the Kansas City area. It damages or destroys materials by gnawing, eats and contaminates stored food, and is also of severe human health importance as a vector of several diseases common to man. It is of worldwide distribution and found throughout the United States.
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The Kansas City area is not in the normal distribution pattern of the roof rat (Rattus rattus), but is seen often enough here to be worthy of mention.
Roof rats are occasionally brought into the Kansas City area via freight shipments from their established area throughout the Gulf coast. Unless they are able to find continuous shelter, they will not survive winter this far north.
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