Rats and mice cause considerable damage to all types of structures throughout the country. Rodents are known to cause damage in homes, motels, hotels, apartments, office complexes, retail businesses, manufacturing facilities, food processing and warehouse facilities, public utility operations, as well as farm and feed storage buildings.
Rodents destroy electrical wiring, insulation, plumbing, and other structural components of buildings. Damage to insulation can amount to a loss of several thousand dollars in a very short period of time. Rodent-induced fires from damaged electrical wiring not only cause the loss of property but also threatens human lives. The energy loss from damaged buildings will result in higher than normal utility bills.
Rodents are also responsible for a variety of diseases, such as salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and murine typhus that can be transmitted to humans. Additionally, they may be sources of swine dysentery, brucellosis, sarcoptic mange, and tuberculosis, all of which can affect livestock and/or pets.
By gnawing, rats can gain entry through any opening greater than 1/2 inch and mice through any opening of 1/4 inch or larger. The front teeth of rats and mice curve slightly inward. This inward curve makes it difficult for them to gnaw into a flat, hard surface. When given a rough surface or an edge to bite into, rats and mice can quickly gnaw into most materials. Not dealing with this problem at the onset can allow the rodent population to get out of hand!
Rodent extermination starts with identifying the type of rodents that you are dealing with. Upon inspection, we will be able to determine the type of rodent that is invading your home or your place of business. We will then create a plan of action and then we will immediately take steps to eliminate these undesirable critters; which may include utilizing traps, bait stations or exclusion methods. Call us today for a free estimate. Guaranteed results!