Pests Can Cause Fire Hazards

Pest Fire Hazards AucklandWhen you think of fire hazards, pests cause fire hazards are likely among the first things that come to mind. Perhaps you think of someone falling asleep with a lit cigarette, children playing with matches, or a toaster oven going up in flames. Yes, all these can cause a fire in your home, but they are only the beginning. Your house can catch fire because of a furnace or chimney, flammable liquids stored improperly, overloaded power strips, lightning strikes, old wiring, fireworks, arsonists, pests – What? Wait a minute. How on earth can problems cause fire hazards?

Example Of Pest Cause Fire Hazards

Birds and rodents prefer to build nests in and on buildings. They look for small chimneys, vents, voids, and other comfy spaces. To create their nests, they may also try to find flammable items such as bits of fabric, dead grass, dried leaves, and feathers. Any time their nests block a vent, it could generate a spark. Then, the fire could occur.

Another example of a pest fire hazard is a sparrow that ruined most houses while smoking in bed. Fire investigators discovered a sparrow nest in the attic containing seven cigarette butts. The birds gather the soft material inside cigarette filters to make a nest. The investigators concluded that the sparrow returned one last cigarette, still smoking, and added it to its nest. Some other fires arise when birds construct nests on top of outside building floodlights. The hot lights fire up the nest, igniting the leaves and roof.

Mice, particularly one of the most potential pests, cause fire hazards. They prefer to nest in vehicles, under the hood, and in protected places. In one case, a car ignited following the heater ignited mouse nests underneath the dashboard. Flaming nests aren’t the only fire hazard associated with rodents; they also have a penchant for chewing on things like electrical cables and wires, which poses a significant risk.

Here Are Actions You Can Do To Prevent Nest-related Fires:

  • Set up a screen cap at the top of your chimney if you don’t have one. Ensure all outside vents are screened or fitted with exterior flapper valve covers to prevent birds from entering.
  • Block or screen bird nesting spots on your home during winter so birds cannot nest there in the spring.
  • When you discover empty nests of pest birds and rodents, take them away, bag them, and dispose of them. The nest remains a fire hazard even after the rodents have left. Therefore, wearing gloves to protect yourself from any remaining parasites within the nest is essential.
  • If you have a bird or other animal nesting in or on your own house, call Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services! We are the best in pest control that causes fire hazards. Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Service experts will humanely eliminate the animal, block its entry to your home once and clean up the nest site.

Steam n Dry Pest Control Auckland Services have provided bed bug, pest control, ant, cockroach, flea, fly, carpet beetle, wasp, spider, dust mite and rodent control service since 1987 throughout West Auckland, North Shore, Eastern Bays, South Auckland and Hibiscus Coast.

Here are the steps we are handling to guarantee our homeowners and our service professionals’ security:

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  • Removal of Bed BugĀ 
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  • Elimination of Pest
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Indeed, various pests can worsen reactions in people having respiratory issues. It is a trigger of allergic conditions that can happen frequently. Pest droppings like roach release a protein that causes asthma attacks and joints from pest infestations. They can also carry potential bacterial and viral pathogens that you never know. Thus, calling the best Pest Control Auckland Services would be wise!


Experienced, researched and written by GRAEME STEPHENS. An IICRC Master Restoration Technician in 2001. Over 36 years of disinfection, cleaning and pest control Auckland service experience.

Updated Last: SEPTEMBER/19/2023