Nassau County, Nassau County Rat Control Situation:
I live in Nassau County Long Island and I have been battling a problem with mice getting into my walls and attic off and on for two years. I know the rodents are mice because I have caught several of them in the outside "glue" traps. They are not getting inside my house and I never seen any evidence in cabinets, food etc. So there is no need to explore that anymore. They are just in my walls and attic. I have worked with Terminix, Orkin, Stevens Pest Control, Critter of Long Island. None of these so called "Professionals" have been able to solve the problem but they took my money. Not to mention the numerous things I have tried on my own to solve this problem. I have sealed up all the weep holes with steel wool and several areas around the front of the house where I hear them enter the house every night. I need help desperately trying to find out how the mice are still getting in the house. This is what I need. 1) Contractor who can help find the opening where they are still getting in and seal it up. 2) Contractor who can help get the mice out of my walls 3) Contractor who can help clean up the attic from the rodent residue 4) Contractor who can assess any damage done to insulation, walls, etc. Can you help recommend someone who can honestly and professionally help me with the steps to get rid of this rodent problem? I want to put my house on the market for sale but I need to take care of this problem first.
Nassau County Rat Control Tip of The Week
How Do I Inspect My Home For Rat Entry Holes?
Rats can be tough to manage when they get access to a property. Their population will increase quickly and they will cause a great deal of harm to pretty much everything chewable insight. Truly, they lead to a major issue for homeowners, yet their activities can be controlled and they can be removed if managed properly.
It is of the most extreme significance while dealing with a rat infestation to identify their entry points and block them. Otherwise, they will return every time you try and expel them. Investigating a house for rat passage openings can be cumbersome as the list of spots to check is seemingly endless, especially when the house is big.
Attics, space vents, dividers, kitchens, cupboards, soffit vents, pipes, roofs, rooftop vents, etc. are some of the spots to assess. The following will help you in doing an exhaustive investigation of your home.
1. Have Fundamental Information On Rat Science
Information on their nature, habitat, appearance, diets, and behavior will help you figure out where their entry points are likely going to be in your home.
2. Information On The Architectural Plan Of The House
This also is significant. Finding out about the house's plan would help identify those shrouded spots where openings may exist in parts of the house, and these gaps might serve as rats' openings.
Having watched every one of these, property holders must check everywhere, including foundations, vents, rooftops, soffits, and so on. Anyplace there is a gap, regardless of how little it is, is a potential entry point. It may surprise you that rats can enter through holes as small as a quarter of an inch.