The aim is to keep rodents out of vulnerable buildings. Efforts need to be realistic and practical and take into account the physical capabilities of rats and mice.
Buildings offering an attractive environment and a source of food are most vulnerable to rats during autumn and winter when they are likely to exploit weaknesses or faults in the structures or associated areas. Mice are less responsive to seasonal changes mainly because they live within the fabric of buildings. However, factors which have a drastic impact on their environment such as depopulation and cleaning will influence the movement and distribution of mouse infestations. Their small size means that they can be easily introduced into buildings. Effective proofing of buildings or other structures against mouse entry is often extremely difficult due to their ability to get through very small gaps.
In most situations it is important to control the rodent infestation before carrying out any proofing work. If this is not done it may result in problems in other sections of the unit. Although there may be some additional cost the improvements will benefit the rodent control and prevention programme.
We provide a rodent proofing service specific to your needs.