Bionic Rats?Who remembers the Six Million Dollar Man or The Bionic Woman? What great shows they were! It was fun to tune in week after week and watch their mighty exploits through the use of advanced technology. Their senses were heightened and they were unstoppable!

And speaking of heightened senses, good ole’ rats come to mind. Did you know rats have pretty remarkable senses which make them almost seem bionic?! Check out these remarkable rodent traits:

(Information Below Courtesy of Bell Laboratories)


  • Rodents can taste up to 250 parts per billion!
  • Newborns taste mothers diet through her milk and prefer the foods she ate when they grow up.
  • Rodents react negatively to foods that made them feel ill – and it only needs to happen once for them to remember.
  • If deprived of a certain nutrient, rodents learn which foods fill that need and prefer those until that need is met…that’s one smart rat!


  • Rats produce & release pheromones to communicate information with other rodents (i.e. colony status, reproductive behavior, etc.).


  • Rodents’ long whiskers, or vibrissae, are located all over the body, but are most prominent on the face.  These hairs are used for guidance as they move along walls and other objects.  Because of this, rodents rarely travel in open spaces…they’re pretty stealthy!


  • Rodents are nearly blind but use their heightened sense of touch for guidance.


  • Rodents can hear sounds that we cannot!
  • They can hear ultrasonic frequencies well above the range of human perception.
  •  Rats produce ultrasound too, and communicate with each other in squeaks, clicks, and whines that we cannot hear.

Kinesthetic Sense

  • Rodents exhibit memorized muscle movement in which they effectively memorize their environment.
  • They create memory of the environment and “how to move through it without looking” develops when the rodent gets very comfortable and used to its environment.

We told you these guys were pretty remarkable, but you know what? They are NOT too remarkable for Good News Pest Solutions! We specialize in tracking these little guys down and giving you a rodent-free home.

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