Most professionals in the wildlife industry consider rats to be some of
the most dangerous and destructive animals to have on your property.
These types of rodents are known for their excessive chewing which helps
to regulate the size of their teeth. Common items they chew on in your home are air conditioning duct work, wiring, wood, metal and plastic pipes, and concrete.
It is not uncommon to find rats and mice living in the same area. However, it is less common to find Norway rats and roof rats occupying the same area. The Norway rat is much larger and more aggressive, and can drive away roof rats.
Did you know that a rat's bite is stronger per inch than the bite of a great white shark? The strength of a rat's bite can be up to 12 tons (24,000 pounds) per square inch. However, the bite of a great white shark is only around 2 tons (4,000 pounds) per square inch. Rats can chew through anything that's not harder than their teeth!