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How to Prevent Mice from Entering Your House

How to Prevent Mice from Entering Your House
 

Insects and pests inside the home can be a real pain, but perhaps the worst pest of all to have in your property is mice.

If you live in a rural or period property that’s prone to pest infestation, it’s essential that you know how to prevent mice from entering your home – and here at Home Logic, we have a solution that will solve this struggle, and save you money as well. Here’s how…

Tell-tale Signs of Mice (and Top Tips to Tackle Them!)

There’s several tell-tale signs of mice having entered your property, and of course actually seeing them (dead or alive) is the first!

However, it may not be so obvious that you have a pest problem. You may hear strange noises in your floor, ceiling and wall cavities, spot droppings, or find gnawed food or possessions around the house.

Once mice have moved in, it can be a time-consuming and expensive job to get them out again – not to mention inconvenient, as you have fumigators and specialist pest control teams enter your property and seal off parts to chemically treat them.

Having mice in your home isn’t just an inconvenience, though: it’s a fully-fledged risk to you and your family’s health.

Mice droppings contain some seriously nasty allergens. Even just being exposed to the same air as them can cause, and aggravate, airborne nasties that can be seriously damaging to human health.

However, there is a fault-free, cheaper and less inconvenient method to giving mice their marching orders, and it’s something you’re unlikely to have considered before: spray foam insulation.

 
How to Prevent Mice from Entering Your House

Pest Prevention: Why Spray Foam Does It Better

Traditional insulation panels can easily become damp and mouldy and even find itself as a foodstuff for mice and similar pests.

Yet modern insulation cannot be eaten, cannot breed damp, and can act as a thorough barrier for pests entering your home – as every nook and cranny is entirely sealed.

Spray foam insulation is a chemical foam that’s sprayed or injected into wall, ceiling and floor cavities. Once in the air, it expands to up to one hundred times its original size, filling all available space around it, regardless of size or shape.

The nature of this total seal means that the most common entrances and exits for pests are no longer available. Unless you leave your door or windows open to them, they simply won’t be able to enter your home.

Additional Benefits of Spray Foam

Of course, as an insulation product, you’ll find other benefits to your home that aren’t pest-related!

Spray foam insulation has been proven to be so effective as an insulation that it can even drive down energy bills by as much as 35%, improving not just your bank balance, but your property’s energy efficiency to boot.

It also completely combats the airborne nasties and pollutants that you may have experienced previously, not just from pest droppings but also from ageing insulation.

Despite being a chemical formula, there’s absolutely nothing toxic in spray foam insulation, and there’s no offset into the air of any material at all.

The nature of the foam also means it can’t grow damp or mould, so compared to traditional insulation panels and methods, it will greatly improve the air quality of your home.

This may not seem a huge concern for all of us, but anyone with a condition or irritation aggravated by poor air quality will notice a real benefit right away.

Spray foam insulation can be installed by a considerably smaller team than fumigation will require.

In the UK, Home Logic specialist technicians are BBA (British Board of Agrement) accredited to install spray foam insulation into properties, and, dependent on the size of the application area, it could be fully fitted within just a few hours.