5 Things You Didn’t Know About Rats

Rats: a nuisance in your home and a nuisance overall. However, do you really know much about them and who they are? Here are 5 fun facts you didn’t know about rats.

1. Rats Reproduce like CRAZY

A rat can have up to 12 babies in one litter. Rats can have one litter a month. Baby rats can reproduce after only 2 months of being born. This means one rat couple can have up to 15,000 babies a year born because they reproduced.

2. Rats can laugh

Rats laugh. Isn’t that crazy? They don’t chuckle, but when the play, they make a high-pitched noise that is their equivalent to a laugh.

3. Rats are actually REALLY clean

Rats spend multiple hours a day grooming themselves and their family members. Because of this, they are less likely to transmit parasites and viruses than cats or dogs are.

4. Rats are EXTREMELY social

Rats are surprisingly very social and affectionate animals. Not only do they enjoy the company of other rats, domestic rats love being with humans as well.

5. Rats’ tails help regulate their bodies

A rat’s tail can help them regulate many bodily functions. They can help regulate their body temperature, their balance and their communication.

 

 

 

We know. Rats are a nuisance. However, maybe knowing these facts will help you see eye to eye with them. Give Insight Pest Solutions a call today in order to get the best pest control Seattle has to offer.

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