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How To Spot Rodent Entry Points In Your Bradenton Home

  • Rodents that invade your Bradenton home must be coming from somewhere, and it’s essential to narrow down these entry points so you can keep all kinds of rodents from infesting your property. Review our top tips below to spot rodent entry points and get rid of rodents for good to prevent diseases caused by rodents.

Prevent infestation by identifying rodent entry points

Top Rodent Entry Points

The types of rodents that you may encounter around your Bradenton home include ratsmice, and squirrels. These rodents will typically share the same entry points around your home; sealing up these spaces, known as a rodent exclusion can help to prevent and curb rodent infestations:

  • Gaps around windows, doors, and in your home’s roof or foundation
  • Holes around utility areas and electrical wiring that cross from outside to inside your home
  • Vented areas around the foundation or roof of your home
  • Crawl spaces that have gaps or vents
  • Plumbing or pipes that lead to sinks, washing machines, or furnaces

What To Do About A Rodent Entry Point

If you do spot a rodent entry point around your home, you should reach out to Bradenton’s rodent extermination experts, Rodent Solutions immediately. Rodent entry points are significant indicators that this pest is already inside your home, and an infestation is underway. Only our professionals can help you control and combat your rodent problem at this point.

It would help if you also worked to repair rodent entry points, something we discuss below, as this will help to keep all rodents away and stop an small infestation from worsening into a heavy rodent infestation.

How To Rodent Proof An Entry Point

A major part of learning how to keep rodents away is sealing up potential rodent entry points (Again, called a Rodent Exclusion) around your home, so this pest can’t continually invade. Combined with proper pest control, patching entry points is a highly effective method of combating this pest.

The materials you use to patch a rodent entry point should be rodent-proof as they can gnaw through many materials.  You should use something metal or galvanized hardware wire, as these materials are strong against rodents.

Inspect the areas around doors, roof, soffit, fascia, and your home’s foundation for cracks or gaps that rodents may enter through. It is important to be thorough during this process, as even a dime-sized hole can be enough for a rodent to squeeze through. You should also be looking for rodent entry around utility lines, piping, or electrical wiring, as these places often have gaps that rodents can use to enter your home.

If you choose to do it yourself, install rodent-proof materials once you have found the rodent entry points around your home. For added defense, you should replace or repair damaged windows, and rotten wood, have damaged garage doors repaired to fit tightly, and invest in a chimney cap to firmly keep all rodents out.

Rodent Entry Point Elimination Service By Rodent Solutions

A total home rodent exclusion is needed to keep these pests away permanently when it comes to rodent entry points. Our Bradenton pest control professionals at Rodent Solutions will be able to assist you in identifying major rodent entry points and provide you with solutions customized for your property to secure these areas. With the help of our experts at Rodent Solutions, you can be sure that your home is safe from rodent invaders, and you can live peacefully without fear of these pest infestations.

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