Do you have rats in your or attic or crawlspace? You hear noises like scratching, biting and scurrying? First you must identify any possible entry points to confirm you have rodents in your home. First:
Do you have any overhang such as trees or fences near or over your roof line for these rodents to jump onto? This is always the usual point of entry– the attic. When your home was first built, there is usually an opening left behind. Contractors will forget to seal up the nooks and areas where a roof meets another roof– an opening for rodents.
Sealing up all broken crawlspace vents or opening will help animal proof your home. This is a common area where rodents enter your crawlspace to enter and destroy your insulation and property.
Look to see if your garage door weather stripping is compromised. If your have a half inch gap under your garage door, then you’re giving access to rodents. They enter your garage then your crawlspace through gaps around your water heater in the garage. I’ve seen over and over again where homeowners dismiss the fact that small gaps under their garage door gives access to rodents of all sorts.
I smell a dead rat
Once you notice a dead, foul animal, you think that you can’t withstand this odor for far too long. You want this smell to be eradicated as soon as possible. For sure the best thing to do is call an animal removal specialist. Or you can discover where this animal lay dead yourself. There are a number of areas you think they died, but your don’t want to puncture so many holes in your wall to remove it. This is where you consider a wildlife operator to go in and remove the animal that is pestering you. An experienced operator will go in and make one hole in the wall teh remove get rid of the dead animal. It takes experience to identify where exactly dead animals in the wall are located. So, if you think you can’t handle it, call a professional.