Rodents Detecting Cats
Do rats sense cats and therefore do not come into
homes? why do people believe that having a cat will keep rats from
coming into their homes? is this fact true?
Rodents have a very keen sense of smell. Often if a dog or cat lives
somewhere that area will have their scent, thus the rat would smell it and
know there was danger. It will not keep rats from coming into your home,
however, cats will kill the rats and the rats will smell the cats, therefore
keeping rats away from a house.
Rats are intelligent and like any wild animal have a variety of ways to make
sure they are not killed by predators....cats are not very effective as
predators for rats....cats are predators nore often for smaller
rodents....mice, chipmonks, moles. Rats, mice and various other animals
will come into homes regardless of the predators that might live there,
including the most dangerous of all...the human. To any animal, there are
risks and benifits. I suggest you make a list and think of it from the point
of view of a rat, or mouse....
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Update: June 2012