The Importance of Sealing Rodent Entry Points

The Importance of Sealing Rodent Entry Points

At LunsPro Home Inspection, we understand that a home is more than just a structure; it's a sanctuary for you and your loved ones. That's why we're committed to conducting thorough inspections to ensure your home remains safe and secure. Today, we shine a spotlight on one of our dedicated ASHI-certified inspectors, Britt B., whose keen eye recently uncovered a critical issue during an inspection: rodent entry points.

The Discovery of Rodent Entry Points: During a recent home inspection led by Britt, a concerning discovery emerged: rodent entry points along the seal plate of the home. Upon closer examination, Britt noted a significant gap, approximately 1/4 inch wide, between the seal plate and the siding. Evidence of chewing further indicated that rodents had exploited this opening to gain access to the interior of the home.

Unwelcome Guests: The consequences of these rodent entry points became tragically apparent when Britt stumbled upon a small field mouse that had become trapped inside the home and succumbed to its predicament. This unfortunate incident serves as a poignant reminder of the urgency to address rodent infestations promptly. In addition to the presence of a deceased mouse, Britt also noted the telltale signs of rodent activity, including droppings scattered throughout the area.

The Importance of Sealing Entry Points: The presence of rodent entry points poses not only a nuisance but also significant health and safety risks for homeowners. Rodents can carry diseases, cause damage to property, and contaminate food sources, making their presence a serious concern. By sealing entry points such as the gap identified by Britt, homeowners can prevent rodents from infiltrating their homes and mitigate the associated risks.

Taking Action to Protect Your Home: In light of Britt's findings, it is essential for homeowners to take proactive measures to address rodent entry points and prevent future infestations. Simple steps such as sealing gaps and cracks, installing door sweeps, and maintaining cleanliness can go a long way in safeguarding your home against unwanted intruders. Additionally, seeking professional assistance from pest control experts like Good Nature Pest, may be necessary to effectively eradicate existing infestations and implement long-term solutions.

At LunsPro Home Inspection, we recognize that the safety and well-being of your home are paramount. Through the expertise and dedication of inspectors like Britt B., we strive to empower homeowners with the knowledge and resources needed to protect their homes from potential threats such as rodent infestations. By addressing issues such as rodent entry points promptly, we help homeowners maintain a safe and secure environment for themselves and their families.

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