Is there anything more gross than the thought of rats and mice creating nests in the walls of your home? These disgusting rodents don’t only present a health risk when they take over your home, but they can cause a great deal of damage as well. Some of the damage you may not realize is there until long after it happens. Stewart Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about the damage that these pests can cause when they are left to their own devices inside your home.
Mice Under Kitchen Sink, Drawers & Other Areas of Kitchen
If you have a rodent infestation in your home, you will likely see some activity in the kitchen. They are always going to be looking for their next meal which they usually find where you store your food. If you store food in other areas like a basement storage room, there could be some rodent activity there as well. The problem with this is the fact that when they come in contact with any of your food it is then contaminated and you cannot consume it. Not only will rodents try to eat your food, but they will contaminate food with their droppings and urine.
Rodent Chewing Property Damage
The reason that rodents are always gnawing and chewing on everything in their path is the fact that their teeth are constantly growing. They have to chew to file down their teeth so that they can eat and survive. These rodents will chew on just about anything to get this accomplished. They can cause serious damage to your valuables and heirlooms as they look for what they need to build their nests. Rodents are known to chew a hole through furniture to build their nests in a discrete place. The most dangerous damage that takes place from their chewing is in your electrical system. Those wires are the perfect chew toy for any rodent that makes their way into your home and can put your home at risk of an electrical fire.
Rat & Mice Damage to Insulation
Insulation plays a big part in keeping your home energy efficient as well as keeping the warm and cold air that is created by your HVAC system inside your home. Mice and rats can cause a great deal of damage to your insulation as they tunnel through it on a mission to find the most optimal place that they can build a nest. As they burrow around, they can cause further damage as they leave urine and feces in their path.
If you are concerned that you have a rodent infestation in your home, you can count on the pest control experts at Stewart Termite & Pest Control to inspect and eradicate any rodents that have somehow made their way into your home. It is important to call for help as soon as you notice the first sign of these destructive creatures to avoid a full blown infestation. Call us today!