Impressive Physical Attributes
When people think of the dangers that rats pose, most of the time they think of the potential for transmitting diseases, and while this is absolutely a prime concern, rats themselves are tougher than you might expect.
As mentioned above, rats can enter your home through the plumbing, and thus can survive being flushed down the toilet. They are also able to fall from a height of 50 feet and still land on their feet.
It’s a rat’s bite, however, that most people fear. Rats have a hinged lower jaw that allows them to open wide and give plenty of room for their top teeth to sink into something. If that something happens to be a finger, removing them is quite difficult due to their jaw’s locking effect.
Given that rats will fight aggressively to defend their home and offspring, attempting to remove them can be a difficult and dangerous task. Coupled with their intelligence and stealth abilities, this results in a job that is challenging even for experienced rat control experts.