Rats and mice can cause significant property damage because they chew or gnaw on building insulation, siding, wallboard and wires. They eat a variety of foods, including food you might have stored in your cupboards or pantry. If you eat food that has been contaminated by rodents, your may get a foodborne illness. In some cases, diseases can be spread if you are bitten by a rodent, or if you are exposed to areas that are contaminated by rodent urine or droppings.
Rats and mice are easy to detect and leave plenty of evidence. From chewing through a cereal box to feeding on fruit left on the counter, they can leave a mess. There may be mouse nesting material inside the house or rat burrows in the soil outside. Dark brown droppings where rodents eat and travel are a sure sign of infestation. When your house is quiet, it is possible to hear rodents moving around (running between walls, in attics and under foundations) or even chewing.
Rodents can be very difficult to prevent. Mice need an opening of less than the size of a dime to gain access to a structure and rats can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter. Seal any outside entry points, including tears in screens, cracks in foundations or walls and openings around pipes and vents. However, if this is not enough, QFI's protection plans provide constant protection from mice, rats and many other common pests.
Call QFI Pest Control today about ways to control and prevent the spread of Rats and Mice.
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