Rodent Entry Points

How They Get Inside

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Rodents enter your home in search of an easy place to access food, warmth, and safety. When you are aware of the rodent entry points, you can work toward finding ways to keep them out.

Rodent Entry Points

  • Your Garage: the dog food left out in your garage is a tempting meal for rodents like mice and rats.
  • Your Attic: if you have holes in your roof, crafty climbers like squirrels and rats can find their way in.
  • Crawlspace vents: Vents normally keep rodents out, but a small hole can let them in. Rats have even been known to chew unsecured areas.
  • Electric wire inputs/outputs: these areas have to leave a small amount of space, which leaves an open area for rodents to slip through..
  • A hole in the foundation: that tiny hole in your siding or foundation might not seem like a big deal to you, but it’s a tunnel into a safe haven for mice.

Minimum Size of Rodent Entry Points

Rodents don’t need a lot of space to make their way into your home.

Mouse: An adult mouse can fit in a space the size of a dime. Yes, that small!

Rat: They can fit through holes that are about 20mm, a little smaller than a quarter.

Squirrel: They also fit in spaces about the size of a quarter.

Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape Keeps Rodents out of Your Yard

If rodents can’t get through your yard, they can’t make their way into your home. We also offer Perimeter Pest Control that keeps smaller creepy crawlies out of your house. Call us today at 765-771-9998 to schedule a service.