The saying that ‘you are never more than 6 feet away from a rat’ is over 100 years old, and very misleading. In truth its pretty rare for rats to be inside our property. Rats frequently infest public tips, warehouses, anywhere there’s an easy meal or a comfortable nesting site.
Just like mice, rats can cause costly damage to your property, gnaw food packaging and carry disease in to your home. They are nocturnal and scurry around out of sight, but will leave evidence of their presence in the form of droppings or shredded paper or cardboard.