How To Keep Pests Out Of Insulation

Rats and Mice
Rodents are able to fit through extremely tiny spaces, and have even been known to crawl up sewer pipes. They can easily scale walls, making any gap or tiny opening a potential entry point for these adventurous critters and causing attics to be a popular place for them to set up shop. Rodents in the attic is a special case that calls for attic pest control.

To expunge these critters from your attic, start by locating their point of entry and sealing it. Then you can move on to removing the mice or rats currently in your attic space. Snap traps are, by many sources, considered the best method to get rid of mice and rats. Contact a local pest control company for best results.

Snakes
If you have snakes in your attic or crawlspace, you probably also have (or had) rats. Because of the distinct odor associated with rats, its easy for snakes to find their hideout and live in the same place. Snakes that wind up in attics are most often climbing snakes. Many homeowners have reported hearing “slithering” noises above their ceilings, and they did, in fact, have snakes occupying their attic.

The best way to get rid of snakes is to get rid of the rats that attract them. Eradicate the rats and set traps for the snakes. Then, seal the area where they entered. Again, your local pest control company is a great resource to help you with this issue.

Poison is Not Recommended
Using poison is highly discouraged. If the animal dies in a hard-to-reach place, it could be difficult to find until the acrid smell indicates it’s presence. Then, you must remove the carcass.

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