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Five Unbelievable Facts About Rats

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

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Florida Rats Are Incredible Survivors And Here Are Facts About Rats That Will Explain How

From Mickey Mouse to Tom and Jerry, some cartoon rodents can be playful and fun. However, if you've ever had a rat in your home or business, then you know just how terrifying the experience can be. Like many pest in Florida during the cooler winter months, rats make their way into homes and businesses in order to seek warmer shelter. If you are not already shivering from the cold, here you can read some facts about rats that just might give you additional goose bumps.

Did You Know Two Rats Can Produce Up To 6,000 Offspring In Their LifeTime?

Two rats is all it takes to start an infestation in your home. Once you suspect the presence of a rat in your home or business, it is critical to address the issue immediately to avoid being overrun. Female rats can produce 5 to 12 babies at a time and those babies will begin to breed after only three months. Once that happens you can see how the population can explode. At Super D Pest Control, our rodent control experts can help you safeguard your home against an infestation.

Rats Are Smarter Than You

Ok, we know rats aren't actually smarter than humans. However, they are highly suspicious of methods used to trap them, making them incredible difficult to catch. One homeowner in New Zealand made the news when it took over five months to catch a rat. Trying to control a rat infestation on your own is incredibly difficult. Even if you have knowledge of the right poison and control methods to use, chances are you will often feel like you are being outsmarted. At Sup[er D Pest Control, we have years of experience trapping these Florida critters and are experts in being able to predict their moves and behavior.

Rats Can Really Swim Through Your Toilet

If you think snakes, roaches and rodents swimming through your drains is an urban legend, think again. Rats are incredibly good swimmers and often use sewers and drain pipes as modes of transportation to get where they want to go. A really good rain can push rats through a sewer pipe and into a home or business. In Portland, they even have a toilet rat season. While we don't have a "season" here, rats have occasionally been known to enter homes through toilets and drains.

Rats Can Grow Up To 5 1/2 Inches Of Teeth In Their Lifetime

A rat's teeth are always growing. They are able to file down their teeth by gnawing on wood, brick, metal and bones of animals they eat. Can you imagine how terrifying their teeth would look if they didn't chew on everything in sight? Unfortunately, as a result, they can cause serious problems to electrical systems by chewing through wires and conduit.

Rats Are Blood Thirsty

This is probably one of the more concerning facts about rats, because if you are scared of sharks and vampires, then you should also be scared of rats. They don't discriminate and view humans as a source of food just like any other animal they will eat. Rats are also known to carry several diseases making this rat fact even worse. As you may be aware, rats are known to crawl through dirty alley ways, trash piles and sewer pipes. One bite from a rat can cause serious medical problems for a person.

Tampa Bay's Premier Rat Control Experts

Don't get us wrong, we aren't sharing these facts about rats to scare you. However, with reports of rat problems on the rise during the winter months, it is important to know the dangers rats pose here in Florida. As Tampa Bay's leading rat control service provider, we know how to keep your home or business clean from any unwanted rats. Call us today at (727) 433-5310 to schedule a free inspection or contact us on our website below.

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