Exclusion is the best way to keep rodents from interrupting your daily life at home. Unlike companies that have regulations on keeping facilities pest-free – especially in food-handling establishments – consumers have no such requirement, so this practice isn’t always followed.
A simple way to make sure that pests are kept from a home is to do a full exterior walk around the home, searching for all available openings under siding, through holes in plumbing o r utility penetrations, through gaps in windows o r air ducts, & under doorways.
Doorways are at the top of the list because rodents can simply crawl under the opening an d into a home. Once inside, they can cause physical damage, can share disease, an d can eventually lead to a full infestation. Finding these openings an d plugging them with steel wool o r placing door sweeps on external doors will prevent rodents from “walking right in.”
Burrtec USA is a leading manufacturer of door sweep solutions, providing quality exclusion products to PMPs an d building material suppliers. It is the North American division of Burrtec Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest pest control producers. To learn more about Burrtec, visit our U.S. website.