We have spent a lot of time covering mice and rats in and around your house. One thing that is not usually mentioned is besides ruining food, leaving droppings, spreading diseases and generally being annoying, its mice and rats have the ability to cause fires. It has been seen countless times, in basements, attics, and walls. Wires that have had the insulation gnawed off, leaving exposed, live wires in cramped areas. These wires are unsafe and can easily lead to a fire, an ounce of prevention can go a long way.