A rodent infestation is the last thing a homeowner or business owner would want inside their structure. Rodents can cause significant structural damage to things like cables and wires that run inside the house, walls, wood beams, appliances, furniture, and etc. Moreover, rodents are dangerous vectors of diseases and will eat and contaminate the food that we eat. They leave behind grease marks and droppings in their paths of travel and their presence can be known by unwanted odors. To completely control a rodent infestation, homeowners and business owners must prepare for future infestations by practicing exclusion.
Pest Mall provides the best products for rodent exclusion that is being used by professional pest control management companies all over the United States.
Importance of Rodent Exclusion
The best way to control rodents is to make it nearly impossible for them to enter a building. Sometimes, it can be difficult or even impractical at times to completely exclude rodents because even adult mice can fit through holes that are as small as 1cm wide and will even enter buildings through doors that have been left open, carried in from boxes, or even enter through damaged window screens and frames. However, one of the best pest management methods a homeowner, business owner, or professional can practice is exclusion. This will prove effective for even rodent control. For such rodents like house mice that are able to nest and breed inside the structure, it is crucial to prevent an infestation before it even enters the building.
Where to Apply Rodent Exclusion Materials
Rodents can enter buildings through virtually any entry point that will allow them to fit through. For mice, an entry point can be as small as 1cm for them to enter. They can also enter through cracks and crevices in the structure including any utility lines that enter the building, broken basement windows, vents that are unscreened and left open, large spaces beneath doors, crevices that are under the shingles and roofing, chimneys, and etc. Hardware cloth is also often used in areas like attics and crawlspaces. Almost anything that is left broken, damaged, or open can be a potential entry point for a rat or mouse to enter the structure. Generally, for mice, any opening that is larger than 0.6cm in diameter should be sealed and for rats, any opening that is greater than 1.3cm should be sealed.
Stuf-Fit Rodent Copper Mesh
The copper mesh product that is manufactured by Allens Special Products is one of the leading products that are used for rodent exclusion in the pest control management industry today. Itâ€™s a material that is not like any other. It is made of 100% copper into a mesh wool type material. Not only is it 100% copper, but it is rust proof and it is also stain proof. The mesh and the way that the Stuf-Fit is woven make it extremely difficult for rodents to gnaw through it. It can be used in areas or openings like around pipes, other holes, and other cracks in the structure.
To order rodent exclusion materials, refer to the products on this page or call a Pest Mall representative at 1-800-788-4142 to place an order over the phone.