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Can Rodents Cause Property Damage?

Posted on Jan 17, 2022 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

shutterstock_786027532Rodents are the largest type of pests that you are likely to encounter inside of your home. It can be terrifying to come across a mouse or a rat inside your house. The sheer size of these pests makes them something that homeowners want to avoid. You will also want to avoid having rodents in your home because they have the ability to cause property damage and can threaten the health of your loved ones.

Property damage from rodents

Rodents have the ability to cause damage to your property. Mice and rats have strong teeth that they use to help them gain access to space, food, and supplies for building nests. One way that rodents damage property is by chewing through building supplies to gain access to your home. Rodents have the ability to chew through sheetrock in order to access your house or find a protected space to build a nest.

Rodents are also known to gnaw on wires inside of walls and those that are connected to electronics. This can cause a fire hazard inside of your home as the elements inside the wires become exposed. In addition, this type of chewing can damage electronic components and potentially damage items beyond repair.

Rodents can damage packaging in their efforts to gain access to food. These pests can chew through cardboard and other materials to get to the food that you think is secure inside your pantry. In addition, mice and rats can damage items made from paper and cardboard in their efforts to gather materials to create a nest.

Rodents can and will cause damage to your property if you do not take steps to prevent it.

Threaten the health of your loved ones

The potential for property damage is a great reason to be proactive in your efforts to keep rodents out of your home. If you need even more of a reason, consider the fact that rodents can threaten the health of you and your loved ones. Rats and mice can spread disease to humans both directly and indirectly. These pests can contaminate your surfaces and food supply. They can also bring in fleas and ticks that are diseased and indirectly cause issues for your family and your pets. You can protect the health of your family from the threat of rodents by getting routine preventative treatment from a rodent control professional.

Rodents can cause serious property damage to your home and threaten the health of your family. The potential harm that rodents can cause makes it well worth your time to look into options for rodent control and prevention. The pros at San Joaquin Pest Control can help you get and keep rodents out of your home all year long. Schedule a free rodent inspection for your home to get the process started.

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Topics: Pest Treatment Options, Homeowner, San Joaquin Valley, General Info

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