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The truth about rats and car engines

Cheapism Logo By Andrew Lisa of Cheapism | Slide 2 of 16: The world's most maligned mammal is also its most populous. With more than 60 different kinds of rat, some of which can grow up to 30 inches long, no other species of mammal can claim more members. There are an estimated 2 billion rats in China alone, and although no one knows for sure how many make their home in the United States, governments in cities such as Chicago get more than 50,000 rat-related calls in a year. Although they can spread diseases, these survivors are largely resistant to it. They have low mortality rates, they procreate incredibly quickly, and their reputation as ravenous, insatiable eaters is well-earned.

You're a Visitor in a Rat's World

The world's most maligned mammal is also its most populous. With more than 60 different kinds of rat, some of which can grow up to 30 inches long, no other species of mammal can claim more members. There are an estimated 2 billion rats in China alone, and although no one knows for sure how many make their home in the United States, governments in cities such as Chicago get more than 50,000 rat-related calls in a year. Although they can spread diseases, these survivors are largely resistant to it. They have low mortality rates, they procreate incredibly quickly, and their reputation as ravenous, insatiable eaters is well-earned.

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