Rodent damaged is caused when rats, mice and wildlife get into and nest inside home and building sub area’s. Rodent Damage comes in many forms, from urine and feces soaked insulation, to gnawed electrical wires, to food contamination, to chewed up furniture and stored goods. Rats, mice and wildlife get into attic spaces, crawl spaces, walls, and other areas of homes and buildings and cause damage by nesting in the insulation. Rats, mice and wildlife cause home and business owners millions of dollars in damages every day. As exterminators we’re on the front lines of this rodent damage daily, helping home and business owners repair and clean up all the damage created by rats, mice and wildlife.
Most Common Items Damaged By Rodents:
- Insulation- wall, floor, ceiling
- Heat Ducts inside and out
- Heat Duct Insulation
- Plastic Vapor Barriers
- Stored Items/Goods
- Food Stuff
- Plumbing pipes
- Ceiling Tiles
Rodent Damage Caused By Burrowing Rats:
Very Common here in the Pacific Northwest (rats burrowing under the ground) causing foundations and concrete pier pads to sink, which can then lead to other problems inside the home like, uneven floors, cracked sheetrock, cracked tile, doors that don’t shut correctly etc. Rats also burrow through your wall, floor and ceiling insulation, compressing it down, shredding it, urinating and leaving droppings behind, making it smell horrible this leaves gaps throughout the insulation rendering it useless for it’s intended purpose (to keep the home’s heating and cooling cost under control). This burrowing is so common in this state that most crawl spaces require what is known in the pest world as a (rat slab). This is a 2 to 4 inch concrete slab that gets installed (poured) over the entire ground floor of the crawl space to stop the rats from burrowing their way under the foundation and entering into the crawl space of the home or building which then leads to wherever the rats want to go in the structure.
Rodent Damage Clean up Is Step 3 of 4 In Our Rodent Proven Process