Almost every inside animal problem could have been prevented if the building was properly animal-proofed (repairs to prevent animal entry to building. Unfortunately for home-owners, builders in Florida leave holes, openings and weak, vulnerable areas around the building that animals can just literately walk right into the building. Most times, these areas can be found up on the roof area of the building and other areas which are difficult for most home-owners to easily see. Rats only need an opening no bigger than the diameter of your pointer finger (if they can stick their head into an opening, they can then easily pull their whole body through it) to get in.
Many home-owners and ” bug men” (regular exterminators) will try to animal-proof the building by squirting a $3 can of ugly yellow foam into a few holes and think this will prevent rat/animal entry. Unfortunately, that foam is about as effective as using wet toilet tissue to stop them.
We only use 3 materials to seal the holes and openings around your building (mineral fiber re-inforced surface bonding cement, wire lathe and heavy, galvanized steel mesh, all three of which a rat or animal can’t chew through. We are so confident in our work that we give a 5 year unconditional guarantee against re-infestation. We also offer a full line of heavy duty soffit vents to replace existing missing or rotted vents and chimney flu caps.