Squirrel, Rat & Mice Proofing Guide

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Your rodent checklist and proofing guide

Here at Area Pest Control Services we have produced a short rodent control checklist and proofing guide to help keep rodents out of north London properties.

When looking for rodent entry points make sure you:

Look Low

  • Airbricks and grates can break and make easy entry points
  • Gaps at the bottom of a garage door also offer easy access

Look Up

  • Holes left by redundant pipe work
  • Gaps around pipe work
  • Missing vent pipe covers

Look High

  • Rotten soffit or facia
  • Missing roof or ridge tiles
  • Mortar missing from the verge

Rodent proofing guide

When proofing for mice, any hole or gap larger than 6mm needs to be proofed, so whether excluding rats, mice or squirrels, we would recommend filling all holes lager than 6mm to prevent future infestations.

The Method

The method that works on most building materials would be to use expanding foam and wire wool for holes up to 50mm. For holes over 50mm wire mesh can be used to temporarily exclude rodents from the building. However, longer term a more permanent repair should be sourced.

Of course we can’t cover every area of proofing and possible entry points in our short guide but we’d be more than happy to talk to you. Just contact us if you’d like any further information.

Contact Area Pest Control today for advice, service and a solution to your pest problem.

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How quickly will you respond to my problem and how soon can it be treated?

It is our priority to take emergency pest control calls as they come in. We endeavour to speak to you and reply to emails on the same day during our working hours.

Treatment response times can vary depending on the pest, this can often be the same day, whatever the pest problem we are here and ready to help. Call us now.

What does a visit to my premises involve?

Our pest control technician will first survey your premises in an attempt to ascertain pest entry points and the best location to start the treatment,

they will talk you through the process answering any questions you may have.

On completion of the visit, the technician will advise you on preventative measures and recommend proofing works to help prevent a recurrence where possible.

What pests do you treat?

We treat a wide variety of pests from rodents to insects to birds, the more common pests we incur daily are Rats, Mice, Pigeons, Bed bugs and Cockroaches.

Seasonal pests include Squirrels, Glis glis (Edible dormouse) Starlings, Wasps, Cluster Flies, Moths, Spiders, Carpet beetle, Ants and Fleas, this is not an exhaustive list so please call to discuss any pest concerns you have.

We also have a specialist pest control team for removing pests from under solar panels and prevent them from re-entering.

This includes removing Birds, Pigeons, Jackdaws and Squirrels that are nesting under solar panels.

How much are your services?

 The costs vary from pest to pest and location, to give some examples:

Wasp treatments from *£49.99

Rat and Mouse treatments from *£50.00

Ant treatment from *£60.00

For more information on our service and costs call now. 

*All prices are per visit and plus VAT

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