Attic Insulation and Rodent Proofing in Simi Valley
Rodent Proofing in Simi Valley: Pests create a big issue for our homes and our daily lives. We eliminate the chance of it becoming an issue through the practice of rodent proofing. Most homeowners don’t even realize how accessible their attics may be to these sly little vermin who can get in through the smallest spaces in our homes. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of rodent-proofing your attic.
What Is Rodent Proofing?
Rodent Proofing is the act of making access to your house inaccessible to rodents. They typically like to come in through small holes or penetrations in your wall to get into your attic. Rodents are specifically looking for food sources, way more so than they are looking for shelter.
What Do We Look For When Rodent Proofing?
When trying to rodent-proof our attics, our team looks for openings that could lead into your attic. These holes and crevices in the wall are greater than 1/4 of an inch, where rodents can gain access. When we find these small and large holes and cracks, we seal them up, so they can’t enter your home through those methods. We want to make sure that whatever material we use effectively blocks any vermin from entering our house because rats don’t just crawl through a hole; they chew their way through it. This means that when you seal your home up correctly, it will take quite some time before your walls become compromised again by pests.
Using Expanding Foam To Block Off Access Points
One of the most important ways we block off all access points is by using expanding foam. First, our team will look to identify if there are any holes or cracks. Once we locate some entry points, the next step is to seal up those openings so rodents won’t get inside. We’ll then need to use the expanding foam around the exterior of these entry points (where mice can squeeze into) and fill it with this material which will then cover the opening entirely.
Securing Your Insulation
Once all entry points have been blocked, it’s time to secure your insulation. We always make sure to use high-quality insulation to ensure that you and your family are safe. After securing the proper insulation, we can install new drywall or whatever material may be needed to close up any open areas that may lead into our attic.
Choosing The Right Rodent Proofer
Rodent proofing is an essential part of keeping pests out of your home. It not only secures the structure itself but also keeps disease-carrying vermin away from your kids and pets. This way, they don’t have to suffer in dirty conditions with broken air passages that are harmful to their living space. Many people will claim to be rodent proofing experts, but make sure you choose someone with ample experience and training.