Rats are opportunistic eaters. They will eat human food or animal food, like insects and other small animals. Rats are also chewers and cause damage to homes by chewing walls, household items, and electrical wires.
They tend to colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard-to-reach places.
Rats harbor and transmit a variety of diseases, viruses, and bacteria through their saliva, feces & urine. They can also bring disease-infested fleas and ticks into your home. If you think you may have a rat infestation, avoid handling them and keep all pets and children away from suspected areas.