Mice Infestation Prevention

Mice Infestation Prevention

To make sure no rodent can enter your house through cracks and gaps, make sure you have these following materials: 

Rodent Proofing Materials

Steel wool hardware cloth:

Another option for clogging small gaps around the house is perforated or sheet metal.

Sealing foams and caulks are best when applied in the interior part of the house in places like windows or doors (where you can’t use cement). It’s only a temporary fix until rats and mice chew their way through them. 

Another option for clogging small gaps around the house is perforated or sheet metal.

Sealing foams and caulks are best applied in the interior part of the house in places like windows or doors (where you can’t use cement). It’s only a temporary fix until rats and mice chew their way through them.  

Pest Control Door Sweeps – – if there are gaps of ¼ inch or more underneath your door, try installing a rubber door sweep. That’ll help seal the gates better. It can also be used as a weather barrier and save money on heating and cooling in your home.

Sealing Your Structural Gaps

Now that you have all the materials you need, here’s how to seal all the gaps and cracks in your home:

Pipes and fixtures: Patch the holes in your pipes using concrete or mortar. Remember that mice might attempt burrowing through while it’s drying and weaken your patching.

AC/ heating units: Use mesh to seal off the access the best you can. If you’re using a sound blanket, be aware: mice view it as a shelter. That’ll make your AC very tempting for them. Try to avoid using a sheet, and try to put up with mice’s noise, you’ll get used to it over time.

 

Eaves and Foundation gaps: 

You can use cement, caulk, or plaster. Or use steel wool or sheer metal to fill the holes in your bricks and foundation. You can fill unintentional holes and design flaws ultimately. Intentional gaps should be covered with steel wool or mesh to make your house breathable.

Weep holes in Brick: 

You have two options:

1. Purchase a flexible, coarse fabric mesh and use an apartment barrier. The mesh will allow water and airflow while keeping out unwanted guests. Over time you’ll need to check the mesh plugs – it can get clogged with debris and prevent proper airflow.

2. A weep hole insert is a simple and elegant solution. It’s a pre-made stainless steel barrier explicitly designed to fit inside the weep hole and prevent rodents and other pests from entering your home.

Window Doors and Frames:

If the frames of your doors and windows are poorly sealed, buy sealant, and start filling in the gaps. It will keep mice out of your home and will keep your windows and doors from leaking. Keep an eye on these sealed spots – mice can try to chem through your sealant.

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