Some of the most common animals that invade homes are rats and mice. They typically enter homes and attics and they can be heard scurrying in the ceilings and walls. Rats grow to be 7-8 inches long with an 8 inch tail and mice are much smaller at an average of three inches long and they weigh less than an ounce.
Rapid Reproduction Rate
Both rats and mice breed year-round with rats having up to five litters per year and mice having up to twelve litters per year with an average litter size of between six and twelve baby mice. That is a high reproductive rate that can cause them to multiply rapidly.
Rat & Mouse Problems
Rats and mice can cause a variety of problems for homeowners. One such problem is that they often raid people’s food supplies and contaminate what they do not eat. They also chew and gnaw on things such as molding and electrical wires to wear down their continuously growing teeth. Chewing on electrical wires can especially be a problem as it creates a fire hazard. Another major problem with rat and mice infestations is the increased risk of disease. Mice and rats can carry over 30 different diseases that can be transmitted with bites or through their droppings.
Professional Rat & Mouse Removal
If your home has been invaded by mice or rats, contact Attic Solutions. We will solve the problem by finding and sealing all possible entry points. Never use poison for rat and mice control as this will only create a bigger problem.