Rats have thin tails and are originated in Asia and Australia. However, now you can see them all around the world. While the True rats are referred to as the members of the genus Rattus, even other rodent genera seem to share nearly similar characteristics. Rats differ from mice in terms of size. Rats are larger and have longer, thinner bodies. There are more than 60 different species of rat that come in different sizes. Rats in India are typically 5 inches or longer.


Rats stick together in packs. A new pack is formed when a male and female rip apart from the old pack and nest in a different area. Brown rats are ruled by the largest male in the pack, while the other rats have several dominant males or females in a pack. Talking of the food they consume, rats are omnivores and prefer meat. House rats depend on uneaten food or unprotected food by humans. Rats are known to eat grains and kill insects. They also feed on certain water animals, mammals, birds, and fish for food.

Life Span

Another common question that arises is how long do the rats live? Of course! It isn’t an easy question to answer. The rat life span depends upon the rat species. Different factors determine the life span of rats. Rats that are kept as a family pet can live for up to 4 years. While the rats in wild live less for 2 to 3 years.

Consequences due to rats

If you see a pack of rats around then you need to believe that transmit diseases to humans. It can be done through saliva, feces, or urine. Rats also can carry parasites and pests that also transmit diseases. So, in addition to the property destruction in your home, there are health risks with rats. They carry diseases such as Hantavirus, Bubonic plague, Rat-bite fever, leptospirosis, and more.


SVD Rats Management Service

Want to keep rats away? SVD rats control is the best solution to prefer. Our technicians and experts can help keep rats away from your property, buildings or from your home. So, don’t wait anymore! If rats are troubling you, then just give us a call and schedule an appointment to kick them off. We use special equipment to inspect to reach out the rat holes in difficult locations. The best part of choosing SVD pest control is we stay in touch with you even after completion of the elimination process. Also, our expert team will guide you through DIY steps to get rid of rats.

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