Rats & Mice
The presence of Rodents in a building can be catastrophic to both reputation and building fabric. Mice and rats need to gnaw constantly as their teeth grow aggresively throughout their lives. They often turn their destructive instincts to pipe work, electrical cables and actual buildings, causing fires floods and expensive repair bills.
Rodents are also the vectors of disease and carry tuberculosis, salmonella, gastro- enteritis, rat bite fever, leptospirosis (wiels disease) and numerous others all of can cause death. Their droppings and fur will also contaminate food preparation surfaces and foodstuffs. Rodents are incontinent and consequently foul wherever they travel.
Rodents also breed at an alarming rate. It is estimated that if two mice were left in a building with a food source for twelve months their population would grow to 2000.
Many insurance companies will no longer insure against rodent damage.