Growing up as a kid our garage did not have a concrete floor and my father and I would kill rats with baseball bats on a monthly basis until he got the floors paved!
Yeah rodents wow, always had issues with them, having to get squirrels out of the house too.
We had rats at the second house I lived after I got married in the built in gas barbecue grill after neighbor moved a huge wood pile from the side of his garage which my wife found getting ready clean grill to make dinner and screaming hysterically and closed the lid,
I came out turned burner number one on, turned the burner number two on and waited then two flaming rats came out and ran In garage inside of garage
I thought the garage was going to catch on fire but it didn’t! we had Orkin pest control for ants and they came out and set rat traps for free, even though they were half burnt and disfigured front paws destroyed, they were alive weeks later before they were caught,
House now were I live has a mole problems since most of the neighborhood cats died or moved away,
Several mole holes in the yard this year so I caught and caught/killed 2 moles this year with mouse traps in lower level of house which made me feel very sad because a mole is a very cute red nose animal that I don’t think is very diseased dirty animal but ya it’s an invader and scared the crap out of my wife when she did the laundry,
A few very cute light brown field or forest mice whatever type went through the mole holes into lower level and garage and I got them too in mouse traps,
I’ve filled all the mole holes I could find and put some fill dirt on the side of the house and so far no more rodents,
I’ve laid on the ground with my mechanics overall suit on working on bikes, cars and vans then had chipmunks and mice run right up my pant legs before! Man that’s scary, luckily always it was between suit and jeans so I just unzipped suit and out they popped.
I’d say kill the invader!
If you want to get a pet rat get one at the local pet store but say it’s to feed your snake because it will only be a buck or two, if you say you want it for a pet I’ll be like 10-15 bucks for same rat,