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Common Entry Points for Rodents to Enter Homes

rodents on bed

No one likes to think that rodents are living in their home. That’s why it’s so important to know where and how they can enter the home. When you know how they can get in, you can take the necessary measures to keep them out. There are four very common ways that rodents can enter the home. First of all, window and door frames can be an easy way for mice, rats and other rodents to get into your home. Uneven framing leaves holes from the outside to the inside while seemingly sturdy rubber weather stripping is quickly chewed away and not much of a deterrent.

Entering via utility lines is also often a form of entry. HVAC, power lines and pipes that travel from the exterior to the interior of the home often have spare space around them. Gaps left between the utility lines and the exterior walls provide more than enough space for rodents to squeeze through and enter a house. In addition, gaps between building materials are also places that they can find and use to get out of the cold and into your house. The fourth most common entry point is through the plastic or aluminum vents in roofs. Believe it or not, it’s very simple for them to climb up house siding and enter the home through these roof vents.

Rodents will find these gaps before you will and scurry up to the roof quicker than you think. Therefore, it’s imperative to have an expert come and find all the little places they could use to sneak into your home. Taking preventative measures is the key to keeping rodents out instead of having to react once they are already living inside your home. Don’t hesitate to contact us about our residential pest control services and if you are concerned about keeping your home free of rodents.