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It is often said that prevention is better than a cure, and nowhere is this saying more apt than when it comes to pest control. The fact that pests such as rats and mice almost always come into a house from the outside means that if you can keep them from getting in in the first place you need never worry about getting rid of a huge infestation. Unfortunately, rodents are tenacious and are able to eat through many types of material, but here at Do My Own Pest Control you’ll find numerous mice deterrent and rat deterrent products that are specifically designed to either create barriers that block rodents, or repel them from your home.
Copper wire mesh is specifically designed to be impenetrable to both mice and rats because they are unable to chew through the material. It can also be molded to fit into virtually any crack in the exterior of your home that might be inviting for rodents.
The second form of rodent proofing is a particular brand of foam that is formulated to be sprayed into cracks and crevices in the exterior of a house in order to keep rodents out. This foam is made from a material that is impenetrable to the mice or rats, and will give you the added benefit of making your home more energy efficient in addition to keeping it pest free.
Although the two product types listed are important in the pursuit of rat exclusion and mouse exclusion, there are some other things that you can do to help keep your house free of this menace.
This is one of the most important secondary mouse prevention techniques for several reasons. Number one is the fact that virtually all infestations begin with food being found by rats or mice near or in the home. Therefore you can ensure protection by removing all exposed food and trash that might be attractive to the pests.
This option is really only necessary when there are signs of rodents on the exterior of a building and the previous prevention methods have already been employed. It is not a bad idea to invest in some mouse traps or rat bait that will kill or capture any stray rodents that might be scouting the outside of your home searching for a place to enter. This is merely another level of protection in the battle against rodents.