Your home is a sanctuary providing warmth, safety and a sense of security for yourself and for loved ones. The last thing that one wants are pesky intruders that ruin structural materials and can carry disease. Especially during cooler months, rodents look for the same shelter that you do. Holes as small as a nickel can be the perfect entrance for a mouse. Rodent invasions can be prevented and homes secured with additional attention to the structure and elements attractive to pests.
The structure of mice and rats allow them to squeeze through holes that seem impossible. They can cause electrical fires by gnawing on wires. Mice are also vectors for bacteria, such as salmonella, and can contaminate food sources and surfaces. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, taking time to seal up gaps and holes inside and outside of the home can deter rodents from entering the premises.
Look for gaps and holes:
When a small hole is found, fill it with steel wool. Caulking around the wool will help keep it secure. Larger holes require materials such as a lath screen or metal, cement, metal sheeting and hardware cloth that can all be purchased at local hardware stores. Calling a pest control company to eliminate rodents but not actually repairing gaps and holes invites additional infestations.
In addition to holes and gaps, the National Pest Management Association has a few other suggestions.
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