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WHAT DAMAGE CAN RODENTS DO?
Rodents are a serious threat to the food industry due to direct financial loss, brand damage, and risk of prosecution.
Rodents can also cause considerable damage to homes and buildings, due to gnawing and burrowing. They can gnaw through pipework and cause flooding and gnaw through electric cables causing power outages and fires. Rodent teeth grow constantly, so they need to gnaw objects to file their teeth down and keep them in good condition. Gnawing damage can occur on timber, metal, water pipes and PVC cables.
Rats can transmit diseases including salmonellosis (food poisoning) and leptospirosis (Weil’s disease). Weil’s disease is a potentially fatal illness caused by bacteria, which can be spread via rat urine to water such as ponds and canals, where it can stay infectious for months. Mice can also spread pathogenic micro-organisms onto food or food-contact surfaces via their feet and bodies, in their droppings, and in their urine, which constantly leaks out.
Our pest technicians are very skilled at finding signs of rodents and identifying their areas of activity. With this knowledge, they can control rodents that are on your property and advise on proofing to keep these pests out of your building.
Do you have mice or rats?
Be it mice or rats, Terminix is well averse at controlling the problems that these pests cause. Our qualified team of technicians are all professionally trained and certified to be able to provide you with solutions that will solve your rodent problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.