Finding rats or mice in their home or business is the kind of disgusting and shocking scenario that keeps many people awake at night, and with good reason. These furry four-legged mammals would not be so different from playful hamsters or gerbils, if it weren’t for their long history of infesting food supplies and spreading diseases. Unfortunately, rats and mice are incredibly common in the Sacramento area, as they are in many densely populated areas.
Mice and rats can commonly be found indoors or outdoors. Highly adaptive creatures, they are just as likely to live in a field or barn as in a basement or attic. When it comes to rats and mice inside of buildings, they’re happy to take up residence nearly anywhere, including inside of walls, in crawlspaces, closets, or pantries. You’ll know you have a true rat or mouse infestation when you spot the telltale blackish pellets around your commercial building or homes.
While many people think that rats and mice are far too small to cause any kind of true structural damage to a building, this is unfortunately not the case. Just one rat or mouse can cause extraordinary damage, in fact. As rodents are prone to compulsive chewing and gnawing, this can lead to rats and mice chewing through insulation, electrical wiring, and cables. There are many instances of fires caused by exposed and frayed electrical wiring from rodent chewing. This is one of the key reasons why if you discover any signs of rats or mice in your home or business, they need to be removed.