Small rodents, such as rats and mice are allowed entry inside your home with a hole the size of a nickel. To make their way inside a building, roaches and insects don’t even need a space large. To ensure your home is properly sealed as a part preventative maintenance is one of the common pieces of advice shared by professionals. Covering the ventilation outlets for your home is essential for sealing your home. With a pest-proof mesh covering that still allows ventilation, the holes in in your eaves, vents, and other ventilation or utility ports are supposed to be covered. A mesh covering is necessary, other types of attempts to seal with wood or other such materials can be easily destroyed by pests and cause other types of damage and dilemmas without proper ventilation to keep rats, mice, and birds in addition to other pests repelled from these ventilation shafts. Today we at A Five Star Termite and Pest Control would like to offer steps to install the mesh to keep pests out without restricting airflow in the various ventilation openings
Home Sealing Pest Control Supplies
– Tape measure
– Heavy work gloves
– Galvanized roofing nails
– Galvanized hardware cloth, 1/8″ x 1/8″ weave mesh
– Extension ladder
– Aviation or tin snips
Cover Ventilation Vents & Other Openings
You will need to set up extension ladder where you need to reach the ventilation holes along the eaves and other higher locations. To ensure they are clear from obstructions, such as nests, pests, or other debris use your flashlight to inspect the openings. Before placing the covering on there needs to proper air flow. Utilize the tape measure to measure the space to determine the size hardware cloth you will need. Hardware mesh often comes in a variety of sizes, including 1/8″, 1/4″, and ½.” To help offer better coverage, the 1/8” is more optimal, the ½” can still allow rodents access. It is critical you avoid this material as the wire is too thin and the openings too large, people often confuse the hardware mesh with chicken wire or poultry. Cut the hardware cloth to size with aviation snips or standard tin snips. Whenever possible, cut closely along the side of a wire to prevent having edges with sharp protruding ends. To prevent getting your hands cut on any sharp metal edges, the hardy gloves should be worn during the cutting and installing process. Place the cut piece of hardware cloth and use the roofing nails to secure it over the ventilation holes. Make certain to nail every 2″ to 3″ along the edges, the cloth needs to lie flat against the surface.
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Invest in a maintenance pest control service to eliminate any pests that were sealed inside, once your efforts are completed, and the mesh and other sealing options will help prevent pests from coming inside. For your pest control needs, call A Five Star Termite and Pest Control.