Rats and Mice

Rats and Mice are the largest of the pests you will probably experience and are generally the ones that do the most damage.

Because of their large incisor teeth that constantly grow, there is a need to keep them at a manageable length, so they must chew on hard surfaces such as wood, concrete, electrical wiring, water pipes, computer cabling, fabrics etc, and stay alive.  The consequence of this constant gnawing can cause water pipes to leak, electrical short circuits, computer failures and damage to packaging especially packaged foods.  Rat or mouse activity in food storage, commercial storage or canteen/tearoom areas inevitably lead to contamination by way of constant urination or by excrement as they transverse over various surfaces.  In addition to the damage rodents cause to storage they are responsible diseases such as salmonella.

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