Tips for Rodent Exclusion
Looking to keep rats and mice out of your home? These rodents can enter a home through a hole no bigger than the change in your pocket.
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For those DIYers, here’s how to keep away mice and seal up spots in your basement and home that might be the way for these little pests to get in.
1. Home Inspection
First, look for gaps and holes on the outside of your home. Outbuildings and garages should also inspected.
- Around holes for electrical, plumbing, cable, and gas lines.
- In the roof among the rafters, gables, and eaves.
- Around windows.
- Around doors.
- Around the foundation
- Attic vents and crawl space vents.
- Under doors.
2. Seal all points of entry.
You’ll need steel wool, work gloves and a caulk gun to seal any holes or gaps which you find. The steel wool blocks rodents from chewing or clawing their way in. Roll the steel wool into a ball and tightly pack the hole. Then, use caulk to seal it.
Replace those door sweeps where needed.
For larger holes, you may want to make some bigger repairs with cement and sheet metal.
3. Gain Peace of Mind
For little creatures, rats and mice carry a ton of disease. Here’s just a few reason's why you want to avoid contact and keep them out of your home:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Lassa Fever
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever