Do Rats Live in Colonies?

Rat Facts
Rat Facts

Perhaps you have¬†heard that once you see one rat, you’re likely to see more. Many of our clients ask us to confirm or deny this “rumor,” hoping we’ll tell them that it isn’t true at all.

Unfortunately, it is true. Rats do live in colonies, and depending on where you live, those colonies can become fairly large very quickly. In smaller colonies, female rats have their own little burrows where they raise their young. Usually one male rat will oversee these burrows. In larger colonies, rats will live together in relative harmony. As you can imagine, because rats can have so many babies every year, colonies can increase in size very quickly.

Rats are generally found in areas where shelter, food and water are available. They aren’t picky or too selective about their homes at all, and they can easily squeeze through the smallest of spaces to find new homes in businesses or in residences. Oftentimes, it’s difficult to identify an infestation until it has grown fairly large in size.

If you think you might have a rat control problem, it’s important to contact a professional who can assist you as soon as possible. We’ll be happy to investigate the size of your infestation, and come up with a quick plan of attack.

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