4 Easy Home Improvements for Better Rodent Control
Every home faces threats from pests such as insects, raccoons, and rodents and there are a number of ways to respond, whether you hire professional exterminators or pick up rodent pest control products like traps and poison yourself.
In any case, preventative rodent control tactics and pest-proofing home improvements are always better than trying to figure out how to get rid of rodents after they have already made themselves at home.
- Waterproof your crawl space
Waterproofing your crawl space and/or basement and foundation is one of the best ways to seal the area away from infestation. As long as there is moisture in the area, insects such as termites, beetles, ants, and more will be able to survive and use your home as a colony. Waterproofing and crawl space encapsulations services are available on-demand from Best Attic Cleaning.
- Cover your chimney
Squirrels and raccoons are known to set up camp in chimneys. This can block usage and may may also mean that the creatures can get into your living room. Keep them out with wire mesh over the opening that won’t interfere with your chimneys’ function.
- Rodent proof and seal all External Openings
Rodents can enter your home through cracks only a fraction of an inch wide. Professionals from Best Attic Cleaning can help you locate and seal all of these entrances, keeping invaders out of your home and plugging leaks where heat and air conditioning may be escaping. If you’ve recently dealt with an infestation, crawl space and attic sealing services are important to ensure that no survivors return in the future.
- Replace any infected wood and insulation
If rats or mice get into your attic or crawl space insulation, or ants or termites get into your wood, you will need to take the time to cut out the infected area one the infestation is dealt with by rodent exterminators. This material should be removed hygienically, by professionals, and then replaced—especially if poison and rodent killer have also been added to the mix. The compromised material will be weakened, less energy efficient, and may attract other insects and rodents if it is not taken away. Call Best Attic Cleaning for comprehensive cleanup and restoration services.