Rat traps and poisons are found in every body’s pantry baskets these days. Well prevention is better than cure of losses and especially when such losses cannot be insured!!
Sighting a rat at a working or residential place creates panic. Rat zappers, poisons, ultrasonic rat deterrents, etc. are brought to treat the rat at the place. These reflex actions are not due to fear from rats but from the loss and destruction they cause.