Shape and size:
Roof rats are picky scavengers and typically feed on seeds, nuts, vegetables, fruits, insects, invertebrates, and other inorganic matter like soap and paper. Roof rats have long tails but their bodies are smaller than Norway rats and their fur is smooth. They are usually dark brown or black in color.
Signs of a Roof Rat infestation:
Like many rodent species, roof rats are nocturnal so they are most active at night. They nest in higher areas, such as trees or attics. Roof rat droppings are small and have pointed ends.