Crawl Space and Attic Insualtion Tips & DIY

Category: Rat, Mouse, Rodent Control

 

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By Kurt Treftz on July 24, 2019

Severely compromised insulation and filthy contamination in attics and crawlspaces is most often caused by rodents—rats, mice, and occasionally squirrels.  The contamination is detrimental to household health and the damaged insulation significantly affects the heating and cooling of a home or business.  Advancing Rodent Infestations The problem is that rodents—rat populations in particular—used to be

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The Correct Way to Rid Yourself of Rodents

By Mike on December 12, 2017

If you’ve found evidence that your home is experiencing a rodent infestation (or is about to), you need to take action immediately. Maybe you’ve heard the stirrings of small creatures in your attic, or discovered rodent feces in your attic. Regardless of where you have a animal problem, it needs to be addressed. Some homeowners,

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Rats on the Rise!

By Mike on October 5, 2017

Now that fall is upon us here in the Pacific Northwest, it is also the season for animals of all kinds to invade your home. Don’t be surprised to see an increase of spiders appearing in and around your residence, and be aware that rats are not far behind. While all animals are a nuisance,

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How to Avoid Seattle’s Growing Rat Problem

By Mike on September 21, 2015

Seattle’s rat population has recently undergone exponential growth. While the rodent count is still a weak match to that of New York City or Chicago, a recent survey listed the Seattle-Tacoma area as one of the top twelve U.S. cities with an overwhelming rat population. Why the Rodent Rise? Most major U.S. cities have had to

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World War Rodent – Arming Your Home Against the Seasonal Invasion

By Mike on September 24, 2014

It is the time of year that all of us begin thinking about preparing for winter. The autumn months are always a flurry of harvest and bounty, both for people and for woodland creatures. Unfortunately, many of those woodland creatures may have an eye on your crawl space for storing winter goodies and hunkering down

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|Info-graphic| 4 Mouse Traps To Rid Your Crawlspace Of Rodents

By Mike on April 24, 2014

Rodents are a nuisance, especially in your crawl space. This out-of-the-way hidey-hole is just the place for mice, rats, and even possums to find themselves snug and safe. Unfortunately, they will rip apart your insulation and destroy your vapor barrier, exposing your crawl space to the danger of mold and mildew, and they will sneak

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Critters in Your Attic Part II: How to Keep Them Out

By Mike on March 10, 2014

Let’s assume you don’t have any unwelcome critters in your attic. If you do, we’re really sorry about that and suggest you reference Part I of this series regarding how to REMOVE critters from your attic. Even if you haven’t had problems with the little animals, all homeowners should ensure that their attic is equipped

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Critters in Your Attic Part I: How to Remove Them

By Mike on March 8, 2014

Can you hear little feet scurrying around above your ceiling? If all your children are present and accounted for, you definitely have a problem. It is easier than you think for squirrels, raccoons, bats, rats, opossums, and even snakes to find their way into your cozy attic space. In this first installment in the “Critters in

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