How Rodents Get Into Your Home

Rats and mice look for warmth and food and often times seek it in our homes. Since they can fit into such small spaces, it doesn’t take a very big hole to allow them entry. Rats can fit into a hole that is ½” wide and all mice need is a ¼” space into your home. Considering this fact is important when making your home rodent-proof.

Rodents Get Into Your Home Method #1: Seeking Warmth

Rats and mice look for warmth and food and often times seek it in our homes. Since they can fit into such small spaces, it doesn’t take a very big hole to allow them entry. Rats can fit into a hole that is ½” wide and all mice need is a ¼” space into your home. Considering this fact is important when making your home rodent-proof.

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Rodents Get Into Your Home Method #1: Vent Entry

Through the roof-Gable vents, eave gaps and soffit vents are easy access points for rodents. Because they can fit into very tiny spaces, these are no problem for them to slide through. They can even chew through soffit vents. These openings give them access to your attic and ultimately your entire home.

Rodents Get Into Your Home Method #1: Ground Entry

On the ground-Mice and rats find any space they can to get into your home and around your foundation is the perfect spot. It’s low to the ground and offers plenty of opportunities for them to slip into your home. Crawl space vents and under loose siding offers entry to both mice and rats. Again, they can also chew into drywall and wood so look for little holes that they could chew into bigger holes.

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