Pest proofing your home or business is a critical step in preventing rats, mice, and squirrels from entering and creating a nuisance. To effectively protect your home or business, it is important to seal all possible entry points, including doors, windows, vents, and cracks in walls or floors. Pest control specialists can identify these entry points and provide you with the necessary materials to seal them. Additionally, pest proofing your property may include removing food sources, such as pet food, bird feeders, and garbage cans. Finally, pest proofing can include the installation of fences, traps, or bait stations to help keep rodents out.
Our experienced team uses the latest technologies and techniques to detect and eradicate any pests, including those that may have invaded through cavity walls, sofﬁts and loft spaces. With ServLabs, you can feel safe in the knowledge that your home is properly protected.
Mice are a common pest and can be very difficult to get rid of. They can squeeze through a gap as small as 1cm, so it is critical to properly pest proof your home or business. Pest proofing for rodents should always be carried out by a qualified professional who understands rodent behaviour and can identify the best solutions to keep them out. Without proper pest proofing, you will likely end up making the problem worse and more expensive to cure.
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Air Bricks and Vents – We use fine galvanised wire mesh to cover air bricks and vents, allowing air to circulate while keeping out mice and other pests. With ServLabs, you can trust that your home or business will be kept clean and safe from unwanted pests.
Doors – fitting bristle (or brush) strips to the bottom of doors prevents entry, especially in older properties where the door fit may not be snug.
Drains and sewer pipes – Rats have been known to swim up damaged sewer pipes and get round u-bends in toilets, so get into the habit of keeping toilet seat lids closed. They will also use drain pipes and drainage outlets. We use tightly fitting metal grates or screens to cover drains, especially in basement areas. Regularly check pipe work and ensure any breakage is fixed immediately.
Eaves – fix damaged roofing and use wire mesh to seal any gaps.
Entrances – Rodents can squeeze through small gaps under doorways, so fit strips to the bottom of doors as a deterrent. They will also use cat flaps to get in and will enlarge gaps by gnawing to enter homes via integral garages.
Gaps in exterior walls – Holes or small openings (around utility cables or pipe work) need to be filled with stainless steel wire wool and caulking or concrete. Steel or aluminium plating can be used. Rats can jump, so check up to a height of about 4 feet.
Lawns – keep grass mown short to reduce shelter and seeds for food. Ideally leave a gap between the building foundations and the garden.
Holes - these are often made in exterior walls for cables and pipes, check that old pipework holes are sealed too.
Pipework – seal holes around existing or new pipes with coarse grade stainless steel wire wool and caulking (pliable sealant).
Roofs – Rats & Squirrels climb along electrical cables or use overhanging branches to get into loft spaces and attics through gaps in broken roof tiles or under eaves. Repair roof damage and use wire mesh to seal gaps.
Vegetation – trim tree branches back from the house and where possible avoid plants growing up the sides of your property. Vines, shrubs or over hanging branches can be used for mice to get onto roofs. Overgrown vegetation close to the walls will offer shelter and potential nesting sites.
ServLabs Pest Proofing & Pest Exclusion team offers comprehensive pest control solutions to keep your property and family safe from unwanted pests. Our team specializes in a variety of pest proofing and exclusion techniques, such as installing door sweeps, weatherstripping, and screens to prevent pests from entering your home. We can also use baits, traps, and other methods to remove existing pests from your property. Our team is highly knowledgeable and experienced in implementing all the above recommendations to ensure your home is pest-free. With our pest proofing and exclusion services, you can rest assured that your home is protected from pests.
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ServLabs Pest Control offers comprehensive pest control services for businesses of all sizes, whether they are small or large. Our experienced team of professionals are well versed in the latest advances in pest control technology, enabling us to provide a safe and effective solution to your pest control needs.