Rodents are the most common pest problem reported in the UK. The best way to avoid a rodent infestation after treatment is pest proofing solutions. Aim Environmental Services specialises in pest proofing properties. We will survey your property to cut off access points, protecting your property from rodents.
Pest proofing your property against rodents requires a thorough survey. Rodents are very agile, they can scale walls, guttering, climb cables and squeeze through tight gaps. This means we will need to find potential access points higher up your property, such as the rooftop, and not just those close to the ground.
Most rodent infestations we come across occur in flats, semi-detached and terraced homes, where properties are linked together, enabling rodents to gain access to connecting properties through gaps in brickwork, shared drains, pipes and more.
While using rodent traps and rodenticides may treat the problem short-term, there’s no guarantee that they will eradicate the problem completely, which is why pest proofing solutions are the answer to your rodent problem.
Pest Proofing Solutions for Access Points
There are a number of ways rodents can gain access to your property, here are the most common and how Aim Environmental Services would pest proof your property!
(1) Air Bricks and Vents
Rats, mice and squirrels can squeeze their bodies through the tightest of gaps, which makes air bricks and vents vulnerable to access. To prevent rodents entering your property, and without cutting off air circulation, we would fit a galvanised wire mesh to cut off the access point.
Large gaps under doors are an ideal entry point for nimble rodents. To stop rodents slipping under doors, we can apply bristle or brush strips to deter rodents from entering.
(3) Drains and Sewer Pipes
Rats in particular are notorious for crawling into damaged sewer pipes, accessing properties through toilets. It’s a good idea to keep your toilet seat down, particularly if you’re in an old building. Drain pipes are a common entry point too, which we can cut off by applying metal grates or screens to cover drains.
(4) Eaves and Loft Spaces
Gaps in loft eaves will be exploited by rodents, with rats, mice and squirrels causing untold damage in your roof space and spreading to other properties, if you’re adjoined to a neighbouring building. We will tackle gaps in your eaves by applying wire mesh to seal them off.
(5) Exterior Brickwork
Loose and damaged brickwork can allow rodents to squeeze into wall spaces. We can repair and seal off damaged or loose brickwork to stop rodents getting in.
(6) Holes and Gaps
Most external walls have holes or gaps where cabling or pipework runs into the house. We can fill these with wire wool, or caulking and even use steel or aluminium plates for a more robust solution.
Broken glass panes (especially stained glass panels on old doors) or damaged basement windows can allow rodents entry and should be repaired. We can block these off until windows are fixed.