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 »

Most species of snake can climb walls and trees easily when looking for shelter or when hunting prey. This makes snakes pests to some people who find them climbing up their walls in order to hide out in their attic or cl... 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 »

According to experts, domesticated rats may reach up to 12 inches in length and up to 5 inches in width. However, due to a shorter life expectancy, those found in the wild typically do not live long enough to exceed 10 i... More »