Rodent Proofing Your Home

Rodent Proofing Your Home

If you need assistance in this service then give EPB Control a call. If you feel you can do this yourself then this information may help you when rodent proofing your home.

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It is that time of year when Rats and Mice are going to become more of a problem for homes. The weather changes, the cold and rain arrives, the Rats and Mice come in. Rodent Proofing Your Home is what is required!

Rodent Proofing Your HomeRats will gnaw and chew their way into a property, if a hole is there, they will make it bigger if needed. Rodent proofing your home is vital to ensure that they do not gain access and continue with the damage. With the constant growth of their incisors they will gnaw on anything they can. This can mean that your property will suffer, in some cases some extensive damage.

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Mice can fit through the smallest of holes. If you have had issues with mice in the past then you need to start thinking about rodent proofing your home to prevent them breeding and soon posing serious health risks to you and your family. Once mice are inside your property, they can breed into high number very quickly.

Rodent proofing your home can seem like a daunting task but it some circumstances it could be a small hole around a pipe or in worse cases it could be more serious proofing like cementing exterior areas of a building. Done correctly it can ensure you have no ongoing problems with Rats or Mice. If you require London or Essex pest control assistance with rodent proofing your home, contact EPB Control today.

Here are some of the more common and obvious places rodents will enter your home and places to check when rodent proofing your home, although these are not the only areas.

  • Air Bricks
  • Drainage Pipes
  • Electricity and Gas Meter’s
  • Cupboards Under Stairs
  • Under Kitchen Kick Boards/Units

Some materials you could use would be wire wool, expanding foam. However for a more professional job, say that we at Essex Pest Control and Bird Control would do, materials such as cement and wood will be used that not only provide a better appearance but are more likely to provide long term protection against rat and mice infestation.

Done correctly this proofing will last for many many years, done incorrectly it may last a few months at best.

Also to be taken into account, risks – Pushing wire wool into a hole that may have chewed electrical wires that cant be seen SHOCK, or touching areas where Rats have been gathering and urinating, serious risk of disease. If you require proofing, it is best left to a professional pest control company.

  • Rodent proofing your home Essex Pest Control and Bird Control carry out Rodent Control and Pest Proofing services several times a week. Providing Pest Control Essex, Pest Control London and Kent, that is a lot of homes to proof, but, once we do they are pest free for a long time.


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