What attracts rats to your house?
Question: What attracts rats to your house?
Answer: Rats are attracted to your home because of:
Availability of a more hospitable environment than what they might experience outside when the weather turns cold and uncomfortable.
Availability of food. Rats will eat almost anything that provides them the energy needed for survival and reproduction - meats, vegetables, sweets, pet foods, birdseed or pet or trash debris, to name just a few.
Moisture. Rats will drink from almost any source of water - puddles, leaking plumbing, or most places where water is allowed to accumulate.
An easy way to get inside. If a hole, crack or gap is about the size of a quarter, a rat can squeeze through or gnaw to enlarge the entrance.