Any pest control professional will tell you the first step to keeping our furry friends out is to prevent them from getting inside in the first place. As homes age, small gaps can open in previously sealed areas. Mice can squeeze through any gap greater than 1/4″ and can make holes in woods and plastic. Family Tree & Home can help seal up the most common points of entry.
The most common point of entry in a residence is where the foundation meets wooden framing close to the ground. These semi-sheltered points of entry are a quick jump from ground level. The relatively complex construction of concrete, wood, and siding provides plenty of small gaps which can open up over time. We can carefully strip siding, look for gaps, seal them, and replace your siding.
A second point of entry can be at utility areas, water spigots, dryer vents, and any other place where a hole or penetration has been made in your home’s exterior. Wire and pipe penetrations can be sealed with wire mesh and foam creating a barrier mice can’t chew through. Dryer vents can be protected with new one-way flappers and mesh. Siding and framing which may have become softened due to water exposure or desiccated due to sun exposure can be replaced and sealed.
After Family Tree & Home has assisted you with sealing up these common points of entry, a call to a professional exterminator will help control any pests which may have gotten inside and provide further recommendations for sealing up your home.