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Why do rats exist?

Rats might seem like pointless creatures. To some people, they are. PETA guidelines have shown that rats get treated quite badly in laboratory tests, for example, not requiring the same kind of humane treatment that other animals must have when being tested on. Just one example of this is that rats don't need anesthetic when surgical procedures are being carried away. It's quite brutal.

Rats, despite what you might think, do have their place on the planet. On the side of one perspective, these rodents clean up after other animals. They are scavengers and they usually eat off the carcasses of other animals, perhaps those killed by cars in the road. They’ll also clean up when other animals are finished with a carcass. When one animal doesn't think there is anything good left to eat on the bones, rats will think otherwise and still tuck in. Technically, you could look at rats as nature’s way of cleaning up. That’s basically what scavengers - rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, etc. - do.

Rats don’t actually eat that many other animals, but, being opportunistic hunters, they will prey on smaller animals, such as mice and small snakes, as well as insects. They are food for a number of other animals, on the other hand, so if you were to take rats out of the equation, these other animals would suffer. These include predators in the air such as hawks, owls and eagles, as well as those on the ground - foxes, dogs and cats (although rarely cats), coyotes, and more.

Rats exist because they clean up, and because they provide food for other animals. All animals have their place in the ecosystem, and that’s why the right way to deal with a ra problem is a humane way. This does not include trapping and releasing, or poison. Snap traps are humane. They kill the rat immediately, without it needing to go through undue pain or suffering. Releasing a trapped rat somewhere miles away is more than likely going to resort in its death, and the same goes for poison, except poison takes days or weeks to work. It also causes a very slow, painful and agonizing death.

For more rat information, visit our rat removal tips page, or for more specific how-to instructions, read the how to get rid of rats page with 6 step-by-step instructions. If you have a problem with rats above your ceiling in your house, read my rats in the attic guide. The most important part of rat control is sealing shut entry holes into the building, but after you've done that, you'll want to know how to kill rats humanely to complete the rat control job. If you need to hire professional help in your city, click on my directory of over 200 rat removal companies servicing 95% of the USA. we can help your with your rat problem!
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