Mice and rats become a problem when they find their way into your home. A rodent in your home can spread diseases to your house pets and ruin your insulation. If rodents have invaded your business you can be legally liable for damaged stock, contaminated foods, and/or health code violations.
Rodents can carry up to thirty-five diseases that humans are succeptible to, which is another reason to eliminate them as soon as possible. After elimination the clean up process is very important. This is necessary because of the possibility of fleas or mosquitoes, which may transmit their own diseases to you, your children and pets. There is also risk involved if you inadvertently stir up the dust of their nests; it can be hazardous to breathe in the bacteria contained within.
Rodents can also do physical damage your home or business. They have incisor teeth that continue to grow, so they must continually gnaw in order to keep them serviceable. They can easily chew through some types of siding and other building materials. They are also known to chew on electrical lines, thereby increasing the possibility of fire.