Rats are more than just a nuisance
Rats (Rattus) and mice (Mus) are common nuisances to residential and commercial properties. Rodents such as these spread diseases, contaminate human food and create foul odors. Because rats and mice teeth constantly grow, they are known to regularly gnaw on a variety of materials causing unsightly, and sometimes catastrophic damage to buildings.
Preventative measures such as regular cleaning, proper storage of food, secure disposal of waste and the elimination of any points of entry are best practices. If serious or reoccurring infestations occur, please consult a knowledgeable professional.