If you have rats or mice living in your home, you might be forced to face all kinds of health risks. Rats and mice can spread diseases to both people and pets, including some diseases that can lead to death if they’re not treated right away. Rats and mice can also do a ton of damage to the inside of a home if they’re not dealt with accordingly. Here are some of the ways in which these rodents can wreak havoc on your home over time.
They’ll chew on electrical wires.
Most people don’t associate rats and mice with fires, but your home could be at an increased risk for a fire if you have rats and mice living in it. These rodents are known to chew their way through electrical wires located in the walls and ceilings of homes. This can lead to a fire starting in your house.
They’ll clear out insulation.
The insulation in your home is designed to keep your house comfortable throughout the year. If insulation is disturbed, it’ll often allow warm and cool air from your home to escape and push your HVAC system to its limits. Rats and mice will both build tunnels through insulation and rip it apart if it gets in their way. This can make your home less energy efficient and force you to replace insulation much sooner than you should have to.
They’ll leave urine, droppings, and hair everywhere.
One of the first things you’ll notice when you have a full-blown rodent infestation in your home is urine and droppings from them. They will leave urine and droppings everywhere once they start chewing up electrical wire, wood, walls, furniture, and more. You might also see their hair all over the place. These things can damage your home and spread diseases throughout it in a hurry.
Don’t let rats and mice set up shop in your home and do a bunch of damage to it. Critter Capture can help you get a rodent infestation under control quickly. Call us at 251-680-5068 today to take care of your rat or mice problem in a hurry.