How Do I Rat Proof My House?
Most homes are not built to keep rats out. Common areas where rats enter include where the foundation meets the siding, utility lines, conduit and pipe penetrations, weep holes, and even under the front door.
Since 1976, our experts have been helping people just like you identify how rats are getting in, and seal rats out with rat-proof materials such as rodent-proof door sweeps, expanded steel, angle iron, and stainless steel mesh. Over the last 45 years we have developed proprietary techniques to keep rats from getting inside.
They’re looking for shelter. They’re looking for warmth. They’re looking at your home, no matter where you live. Find out how we get rats out, and keep them from coming back.
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Once You’ve Had Rats, You’re More Likely to Keep Getting Rats
Like humans, rats are a social species so they want to live with other rats. As each rat travels into and through your home or business, they deposit over 100 droplets of urine every day. This urine begins to saturate walls, insulation, and wood which makes your building smell like rats. Not only is this odor permanent, but the odor can be smelled by all of the rats still living outside your building, which causes them to choose your home or business over another.
Unless the holes through which the rats are entering are permanently sealed with rat-proof materials, then it will continue to become infested year after year. Landmark seals rats out.
Why Are There Rats in My House?
A rat will squeeze through any hole that is ½ inch or larger to enter a building. Once inside they breed quickly, compact insulation by tunneling through it, ruin insulation with their feces and urine, become a fire hazard by chewing through wiring, and spread disease. Unless every hole through which the rats are entering is identified and sealed with rat-proof materials, then rats will continue to enter indefinitely.
Landmark is more than just a pest control company, we’re a pest exclusion company. Our team of biologists and structural experts understand all of the ways through which a rat can enter your home. We identify every hole that is ½ inch or larger and then use rat-proof materials that rats cannot chew through to seal rats out.
Don’t let rats ruin your home and destroy your peace of mind. Call Landmark to seal rats out.
Rats Can Have a New Litter Every Month
Rats are prolific breeders. Within a year, two rats can grow to over 64 rats. The sooner rats are sealed out the safer your home will be. We seal rats out to keep them from getting inside in the first place.
Rats Cause Fires
Everyone knows that rats spread diseases like salmonella and E.coli, but did you know that rodents such as rats are responsible for causing fires? In the wild they use their sharp teeth to cut grasses. In your home they use their teeth to gnaw through wiring, often causing a fire. Sealing rats out does more than just protect your family or business from the diseases they carry, it reduces the chance of your building burning down.
Repair Rat Damage and Lower Energy Bills
Rats are excellent climbers and often enter buildings at the roof level. When rats get into an attic, they tunnel through insulation and tear it apart for nesting material. As they move through the insulation, rats contaminate it with their feces and urine which spreads disease and destroys the insuation’s ability to properly function, leaving your home under insulated.
Landmark’s experts eliminate the rats in your home, seal up the gaps, and repair the damage that rats leave behind. Our team safely removes the contaminated insulation and replaces it with new clean insulation. Not only will your home be more comfortable, but you’ll save money by lowering energy costs.
Do Steel Wool and Expanding Spray Foam Keep Rats Out?
Having rats in your home is stressful, and homeowners will try anything to keep rats out. However, unless rat-proof materials are installed correctly, you may waste a lot of time and end up with a lot more rats.
For instance, steel wool and expanding spray foam are materials that do not keep rats out. Steel wool rusts and shrinks and allows rats to enter. Expanding spray foam is even worse, and can be easily chewed by rats. The best materials to keep rats out contain stainless steel and are made specifically for sealing rodents out.
Since 1976, our team of biologists and structural experts have been sealing rats out with rodent-proof materials that rats cannot chew through. Our proprietary techniques ensure that the job is done right. Our work is fully warranted against rat entry, so you can rest easy and live rat free.
Landmark’s Certified Experts Solve Your Rat Problem
When rats invade your home, we make sealing rats out simple.
Our courteous expert technicians will come to your home and solve any wildlife problem that is causing damage to your property or threatening the health and safety of your pets and family.
Every one of our state-certified wildlife technicians undergo extensive training before receiving their certification in wildlife and rodent control.
We pride ourselves on using the latest science to get the job done quickly and keep you and your family safe.
Your rat problem doesn’t end when the rats are trapped. Structural damage, waste, and hidden entrances can keep them coming back. We work with you until the problem is fully solved by removing the contamination, repairing the damage that rats leave behind, and sealing the entry points.
Protect your property and your health from any wildlife or pests. Our experts are trained to give you peace of mind.