Recently we looked at the damage that animals can cause in the home arising from leaks through the holes they create. We’ve also discussed the health problems they can cause by contaminating food, drink, and other materials in the home. However, there are even more types of damage these pests can cause.
As you can see on this page, animals, such as squirrels, rats, and mice, have teeth that grow like nails and hair. They will chew on electric wires to trim down and sharpen their teeth. If they chew through a wire, they can cause a power failure to part of your home. This can be a nuisance especially if repairing such a break involves ripping into a wall. The animal could also electrocute itself by chewing on the wires. At best, this results in a bad odor as the animal decomposes. At worst, it can start a fire.
All the more reason, you should contact us as soon as you suspect a pest in your home. It’s better to deal with it soon while it’s still a small problem than wait for it to become a bigger problem.