Domesticated pet rats

Hello, I’m hoping to get domesticated pet rats soon but my landlord is concerned that the smell of them will attract other wild rodents as they’ve had rodent infestations in the past. I don’t see this being an issue and have seen others say that it’s a complete myth. I’d like to know if this is a real concern that I should consider? Thank you so much for your time, Kamloops

That is unlikely, but they could be attracted to improperly stored pet food – see for details.