Damage Caused by Roof Rats & Mice - Knoxville, TN
Rats and mice in your living area? They can chew on your food, contaminate your food and property, chew on wires and anything in your home, and spread disease to your children, pets and anything they touch or urinate on in your home! It’ important to get them out asap!
Homes have openings in them that lead into a house, and this is where rats, mice and wildlife find their way in. For instance, the power supply for the stove has a wire that goes into a wall and right up to the attic. The same with a washer and dryer, and there could be several holes leading from outside your home to inside. All of these holes should be properly sealed with metal flashing to prevent future intrusions.
Rats and mice can also enter your home through pipes and drains. They also like to live in dark corners of closets, around your fireplace, around pipes going to hot water heaters and furnaces, etc. You should also seal outdoor buildings and garages to prevent rodents from entering. Rats and mice can contaminate everything they touch with their feces and urine!
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Roof Rat Droppings in Attic Roof Rat in a Crawlspace
Rats Can Cause Electrical Wire Damage
Over time, rats chewing on electrical wires can cause a short in them, electrical outages and fire hazards. Rats like to gnaw and we’ve seen them chew on security system, tv and internet wires in attics and cause fires.
Roof Rats Can Destroy an Attic
Rats can cause a lot of destruction in attics, and also cause a health hazard. Rats release biohazard droppings by the thousands, trample down and scratch insulation and wiring, and urinate on attic insulation and other items stored in your attic. Roof rats can gnaw on plumbing and cause water damage too!
Roof Rats Destroy Eaves & Roofing on Your Home
Rats love to gnaw on eaves. This provides them the opportunity to
chew holes large enough to gain access into your home. Once they
are in your home, they leave urine and droppings everywhere,
sometimes give birth, and chew on wires, pipes, and anything in
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Mice & Rats in Your Air Ducts
Rodents often chew on, take shelter in, or bite off materials from heating and cooling ventilation systems to make their nests. If you find evidence of this, contact a professional rodent exterminator like Alpha Wildlife so they can rid the area completely of any rodent contamination.
Rats & Mice Can Nest in Your Vehicles
Yes, it’s true! Most often this is found in areas where rats are common. Rats like to nest on car or truck engines and campers. If you suspect this, do something quickly because if they haven’t already, they will chew on some of the electrical system in your vehicle and cause expensive damage! If you see any nesting debris on your vehicle engine, remove it. Rat trapping and prevention in your neighborhood should help this problem as well
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