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Sealing Entry Points Is The Key To Keeping McAllen Rodents Away

Norway Rat crawling in a garage.

Top Rodent Entry Points 

As tiny rodents, mice can easily enter through very small openings. Also, many rat species can navigate their way through spaces that are roughly the size of a quarter. Many rodents demonstrate excellent climbing abilities and may gain access to the interior through upper floors or damaged sections of the roof. 

What To Do If You Spot An Entry Point

Some of the most common places where a property owner might detect a potential point of entry for rodents include: 

  • Gaps that exist around the frames or seals of exterior doors or windows
  • Cracks or crevices that might have developed near the foundation of the structure. 
  • The openings for the passage of electric wiring, water or other utility pipes, or air conditioning units. 
  • Any holes or damage in the upper areas of the structure near the roof, eaves, or gutter areas 

Homeowners are usually encouraged to thoroughly assess these areas of the premises annually to identify potential vulnerabilities in a timely manner. 

How To Patch A Rodent Entry Point?

You can seal any gaps or spaces around exterior doors or windows using good-quality weatherstripping. Use a durable caulk or sealant to effectively fill any crevices near the base of the structure. Consider installing sweeps on the base of exterior doors. 

Other potentially useful materials for covering points of entry include compressible copper mesh, steel wool, or insulating foam. Materials composed of wood, plastic, rubber, or vinyl often lack the durability necessary for withstanding entry attempts involving some rodents. 

Consider trimming back any weeds, branches, or other vegetation several feet away from the structure. These measures may prevent rodents with good climbing skills and limit the presence of many burrowing pests. 

Rodent Elimination Service By BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control Company

In addition to rodents, the team of pest control professionals with BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control Company has proper training. We maintain the latest treatment options for eradicating ants, cockroaches, fleas, and a host of other undesirable creatures that may pose health risks. We will deploy a seasoned exterminator to perform a meticulous interior and exterior property inspection that will detect the type of pest involved, the likely points of entry, and the extent of the infestation. 

Contact our office today to coordinate an onsite inspection.

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