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One of the top rodent experts in the pest industry is Dr. Bobby Corrigan. Just as many athletes who are “Hall of Famers,” so is Corrigan who is a member of the Pest Management Hall of Fame.
He has published hundreds of articles and has been consulting for decades. Dr. Corrigan’s three common entry points for rats and mice:
“Any penetration like a line that enters a home – a utility line, a plumbing line, a cable line, anything that goes through a wall, and you do not seal properly the rodents will follow that line where the penetration comes out.
“For gaps or holes, if it’s more than a 6 mm gap it allows a mouse in, if it’s more than a 12 mm gap, it allows a rat in. As you drive down the street you look at people’s garage doors and if you see light leaking from the garage door, that gap – a little gap makes it easy for them to enter.”
Keeping them from entering under doorways is a key by using door sweeps like Burrtec’s products.
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Written by Ed DeMask.