We will be glad to provide a written plan and an inspection of your site. The problem is not solved by simply getting rid of the pests. It is important to ensure that they and their friends don’t return! For any questions or concerns regarding our rodent proofing services or a free consultation, give us a call at (561) 844-4866.
Let’s talk about how rodent proofing works. The inspection begins from the exterior and continues into the interior. We will be looking for areas that could provide food or water. It is important to inspect entry points! We inspect windows, door thresholds, utility lines, and rooftops. Rodents leave smudge marks wherever they travel and have oily hair. Rodent activity can be seen in droppings, urine trails, and gnawing marks.
Rodent infestations are common in apartments, condominiums, and basements. Fireplaces are another source of rodent infestation and entry into residences. They can be prefabricated zero clearance sheet metal units or concrete mortar and brick-free. The siding and fireplace support framing is left with a hollow between the fireplace and the outside wall. These areas can be accessed from the outside by rodents via the roof joints. Rodents can get in through the siding and decorative trim.
If the roof is not adequately covered with plywood or other similar material, and the shingles have not been properly fitted, shake shingle roofs can allow rodent entry. Access to rodents is also possible through vents that do not have double roof jacks. Large enough openings may be available for rodent entry through gaps or flaws in foundations or slabs.
Older buildings often have cracks in the foundations, mortar or plaster cracks, warped siding, or broken or torn vent screens. The wood or mason siding is particularly vulnerable to cracking and warping around corners and at the base of buildings.
Unscreened animals can manipulate the attic space to create a den by manipulating them from the outside.
Roof and Fascia Areas
They can be a danger to wildlife if they are not constructed properly or deteriorated and allow them to chew the edge of the wood, gaining entry to the attic.
Rodents can enter any opening larger than 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) by gnawing. Rats’ paired front teeth (incisors) curve slightly inward. They find it hard to gnaw on a flat surface due to their inward curve. They can quickly chew into almost any material if they are given a rough surface or an edge. These holes are sealed with durable materials to prevent rodent entry.
Trapper John is a specialist in Animal Exclusion Repairs. Our highly trained technicians will repair any damage to your house or business. They will also “animal invade proof” your building by blocking all re-entry from your basement to the roof. Trapper John is the leader in Animal Exclusion Repair, which is more than just cosmetic or functional repairs.
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