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What property modifications will keep down rat populations?

There are plenty of small changes you can make to your home to ensure that no rats get inside it. Keeping your home well maintained is a great thing to start with. You should take a peek on the outside to ensure there are no patches of damage which could act as poorly hidden rat doors into your humble abode.

The tiny little space underneath the doors in your house, for example, may not seem like muck to you, but a small rat, a young rat perhaps, could easily slide beneath it and get into your property. If there is a larger space than 1/4 of an inch, you can use metal thresholds to add some bulk to the main frame of the door. This will close up the gap a little, although you will want to be sure your measurements are precise. These metal flashings can also help to prevent the rodents from chewing on the door, which they have also been known to do.

If you are finding that rats are getting into the foundations of your home, rather than in the main bulk of the building, you can make some small adaptions to make life harder for the rodents to get in. You can make a “curtain wall” of sorts, using 1/4 inch steel mesh wiring, and when this is used either over the wall (and appropriately fastened at both the top and the bottom), or beneath a final layer of finishing plaster, you will have placed a sturdy obstacle in the way of the rats that they won’t be able to chew their way through.

The fact of the matter is that copper mesh and steel mesh wiring can all be used, along with hardware cloth, to form a stronger layer of protection. Used with other materials, chewing and gnawing may still occur, but the rats will only be able to get so far until they are unable to get further.

For more rat information, visit our rat removal tips page, or for more specific how-to instructions, read the how to get rid of rats page with 6 step-by-step instructions. If you have a problem with rats above your ceiling in your house, read my rats in the attic guide. The most important part of rat control is sealing shut entry holes into the building, but after you've done that, you'll want to know how to kill rats humanely to complete the rat control job. If you need to hire professional help in your city, click on my directory of over 200 rat removal companies servicing 95% of the USA. we can help your with your rat problem!
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