According to a University of Nebraska guide on rodent-proof construction, rats have the capability to climb nearly any vertical surface including brick, concrete, wood or sheet metal. In addition to walls, rats have the ... More »

Rats can climb a wide variety of surfaces and objects. They often climb rough wall surfaces, such as brick, wood siding and stucco. Rats also climb trees, pipes and telephone poles if the surface provides adequate footin... More »

According to the University of Nebraska's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, mice are able to climb rough walls. These include wood, brick, concrete and weathered sheet metal surfaces. Mice also climb wires,... More »

Mice can climb on any surface and enter the house from ground level to the roof. They can easily ascend any vertical surface, such as concrete, brick and wood. More »

Desert rats include wood or pack rats and kangaroo rats. Wood rats eat cactus, yucca pods, grass seeds, bark, berries, pinon nuts and green vegetation. Kangaroo rats eat grass seeds and mesquite beans and will sometimes ... More »

Rats can climb a wide variety of surfaces and objects. They often climb rough wall surfaces, such as brick, wood siding and stucco. Rats also climb trees, pipes and telephone poles if the surface provides adequate footin... More »

Groundhogs can easily climb trees to escape predators or survey their surroundings. They are also strong swimmers. However, groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, whistle-pigs and land-beavers, prefer to be underground. More »