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There is an old saying that a lot of times you
don’t know that you have a problem and tell it is
overwhelming. This has been found in such issues
as a small crack in somebody’s roof. Because they
are unaware that there is a leak in the roof,
water is allowed to get into the house, damaging
the wood, insulation, and other materials, while
also building up mold and mildew. By the time, you
finally realize that you have an issue the problem
is so severe that you will have to spend a great
deal of money to try to fix it.
Having rats in your home is another such example.
Many are not aware that they have rats until they
see a huge group of them. By that point, the
challenge of getting rid of them may be quite
difficult. In many cases, people will ask the same
question. Why did they not know about this before?
This leads them to wonder do rats hide from
The reason that they suspect that their rat
problem went unnoticed for so long was because
they suspected the rats were hiding from them.
This is an answer that is somewhat true but not
To say that the rat was hiding from you does have
some merit to it, but not likely for the reason
that you think. Rats are nocturnal animals, which
means they will do most of their hunting and
foraging during the nighttime. What this tells you
is that they were not necessarily hiding from you,
but were simply not awake at the same time that
you were. This made it so that they went virtually
unnoticed by you because of the schedule that they
However, there is a reality about them hiding that
is true. If you were a creature that was only
about 3% the size of something you came in contact
with, you would be doing all you could to stay
away from that creature as well. This is what the
rat is doing.
It understands that you are significantly bigger
than it. To protect itself, it does all that it
can to avoid coming in direct contact with you.
While not knowing if you would kill it, it
suspects that his chances of survival with you are
pretty low, so staying away from you is a good
survival technique. It is why the rat will stay
away from your dog, your cat, and virtually any
other pet you may have that is significantly
larger than the rat itself.
When the rat is out and should see you moving
about, it will do all it can to get under a piece
of furniture, behind a wall, or to locate to
someplace that makes it inconspicuous. This is why
so many people are not aware that they have a rat
problem and tell it is far too late. The sad part
is that you still may not have any idea that you
have an issue with rats until you start to see the
For more information, you may want to click on one
of these guides that I wrote:
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to get rid of rats
- my main rat removal
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- learn from great examples of rat
jobs I've done.