Rodents are one of the most common pest infestations throughout the United States. A common nesting spot for rats and mice is in the insulation of your home’s crawl space, attic, and walls. These are preferred nesting sites because of the protected barrier that insulation gives to rodents. The insulation protects them from harsh weather and are often left undisturbed. This potential invasion can create a significant negative impact on the home’s air quality.
Rats and mice have the incredible ability to fit through tight cracks and crevices throughout your home’s foundation and walls. Rats can enter spaces bigger than a quarter and mice and enter through holes bigger than dimes. It is important to make sure that any potential rodent entryways are tightly sealed and inaccessible to rodents. Rodents tear and chew at insulation materials, allowing them to create a home that protects them from cold weather and other predators. When rodents have nested in your home’s insulation, their urine and feces, as well as dead rodents, can lead to serious health risks to you and your family. Not only do these factors make the odors of your home unpleasant, but they are also prone to spreading the following diseases: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Leptospirosis, and Salmonellosis. These airborne particles can seriously affect those with asthma or any related allergies.
By weatherizing your home, you can ensure that your home is properly sealed off from any potential entryways and feel confident that the air you breathe is rodent-free. When weatherizing your home with Insight Pest Solutions, our trained technicians will thoroughly inspect the home of any entryways and search for any signs of rodent infestations near your home. Our team ensures that your crawlspace and attic are clean and safe from feces, urine, and nests. We’ll also install a vapor barrier to protect your insulation and crawlspace from moisture, a common attractant for rats and mice.
There are certain signs you can look for when it comes to a rodent infestation. Aside from the physical appearance of a rodent, you can search for any droppings. Look for areas in the kitchen, including cupboards and pantries. You can also look for any gnaw marks on food packaging, wood, or other surfaces and materials. Another common sign for rodents is the sound of them scurrying from place to place or scratching. At times, you may also hear them squeak. Keep in mind that rodents are the most active at night and noises will be the most apparent during those hours. If you notice any of these signs throughout your home, contact your local Insight Pest Solutions for help.
When it comes to weatherizing your home, not only does the service help regulate indoor temperatures but it also protects your home from unwanted pests. Our weatherization services are designed to keep you and your home safe and in prime living conditions.