The Top 15 Rodent Entry Points and How to Seal Them

Rodent Entry Points - American Crawlspace
Stop rodents in their tracks with American Crawlspace’s guide to the top 15 rodent entry points.

Rodents can turn a peaceful home into a problem house by exploiting small gaps and openings. Knowing where these creatures are likely to enter can help in keeping them out. Here’s our guide to the most common rodent entry points in Seattle area homes.

Secure These 15 Rodent Entry Points

Here are the 15 most common entry points for rodents and how American Crawlspace can help secure them:

  1. Roof Vents: Rodents can squeeze through the small spaces in roof vents. Installing proper guards or screens can block these entry points effectively.
  2. Soffit Gaps: These are common in older homes where the roof overhang meets the house. Sealing these gaps prevents rodents from gaining access to the attic.
  3. Eaves: Open eaves can provide easy access for rodents to slip into the attic. Closing these gaps with appropriate materials ensures these pests stay outside.
  4. Chimney: An unprotected chimney is an open invitation to rodents. A chimney cap or screen can prevent entry while still allowing smoke to exit.
  5. Pipe Entry Points: Gaps around pipes that enter your home can be filled with steel wool or caulking to prevent rodents from entering.
  6. Exhaust Fan Openings: Exhaust ducts often have larger openings than necessary. Securing these with tight-fitting covers keeps rodents out.
  7. Roof Edge: The junction between the roof and the fascia board can create gaps. Sealing these can prevent entry from above.
  8. Foundation Cracks: Sealing cracks in the foundation with concrete or silicone-based products can block this common entry point.
  9. Crawlspace Vents: Damaged or unsecured vents can be an easy access point. Installing sturdy, well-fitted vent covers is crucial.
  10. Basement Windows or Wells: Poorly sealed windows can offer rodents a direct path inside. Weather stripping and window locks can help seal these areas.
  11. Garage Doors: Installing a threshold seal under garage doors can block a major potential entry point for rodents.
  12. Utility Lines: Where utilities enter the house, small gaps can be sealed off with appropriate sealants or expanding foam.
  13. Attic Access Hatches: Ensuring that attic hatches close securely with no gaps will prevent rodents from moving from the attic into living spaces.
  14. Holes in Siding: Regular inspections and repairs to siding can close off these potential entryways.
  15. HVAC Systems: Sealing gaps around external HVAC units and where they enter the house can stop rodents from using these systems to get inside.

Need Help with Rodent Entry Points?

American Crawlspace not only provides solutions for all these rodent entry points but also offers regular monitoring and maintenance to ensure your defenses remain strong. Our experienced rodent exclusion technicians specialize in identifying potential and existing entry points and sealing them off to provide you with peace of mind. Don’t let rodents invade your space; let American Crawlspace help you keep your home secure.

For more information on how we can assist in protecting your home from rodent invasions, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today. Our team is ready to provide you with effective solutions tailored to your specific needs.