A lot of the problems we have with males in our homes stems from their tendency to congregate together and act as a pack, said Kristina L. Anderson, an assistant professor of sociology at The University of Pennsylvania.

She told Fox Sports the male population is a large one, and one that’s particularly prevalent in urban areas, with an estimated one in three Americans living in urban settings.

“In a lot of these neighborhoods, males congregate in large groups and they congregate within clusters,” Anderson said.

“The males are attracted to people, they are attracted by a lot and they are looking for mates.”

For some males, the mating pressure to produce offspring is too much.

Anderson said she sees males “looking for mates in large clusters, and it’s a pretty extreme case of male attraction.”

“It’s almost like being attracted to your neighbor,” Anderson explained.

“You have a neighbor who is so aggressive, so mean and has such a reputation of being a nasty person.”

That reputation can be a problem, she said.

“They are not going to do that to you if you’re not their mate, so they will be trying to be their own kind of monster,” Anderson added.

The mating pressure is not just physical.

It can also be psychological.

“If males are in a group and they’re getting all the attention, they’re not being challenged to be successful, they can’t compete with other males,” Anderson continued.

“So they’re more likely to be aggressive and they can also have this sense of superiority.”

That may be why male hot spot monitors often see males congregating in clusters in areas where they’ve been experiencing problems with domestic violence, like with women.

“There are a lot more males in the hot spot,” Anderson pointed out.

“That’s a lot to deal with.”

There are ways to minimize the chances of being the next target, however.

Anderson is looking at ways to help male populations stay contained, and she said they may include having the males removed from the area.

“This is a good way to try to limit the likelihood of these groups becoming a breeding ground for male aggression,” she said, noting that if male population densities continue to increase, it may be better to reduce the number of male hot spots.

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