How to Keep Rodents Out of Crawl Space

Are you having a problem with rodents in your crawl space? Careful ... it's important to keep rodents out of crawl space not just because they're unsightly! Rodents can cause a lot of damage - the holes they make in your crawl space plastic, insulation, and walls damage the vapor barrier that's protecting it from outside moisture and potential mold growth.

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Keep Rodents Out of Crawl Space 

To keep rodents out of crawl space, here are a few tips you can follow to make your crawl space less attractive to them:

  • Never store food items in your crawl space.
  • Put a light in your crawl space.
  • Eliminate water and humidity.
  • Use a "rat slab," a thin plate of metal, thick plastic, or stone, to deter tunneling rodents.
  • Seal any holes or cracks.
  • Remove low-hanging shrubbery from around the edge of your home.
  • Avoid piles of brush or wood build-up.

What to Do If You're Experiencing Crawl Space Moisture Issues

If you already have a rodent problem, chances are, you have a moisture problem, too. Some solutions for dealing with crawl space moisture issues are as simple as installing a crawl space vapor barrier, addressing the grade of your landscaping, or properly guttering rainwater away from the property; however, a crawl space service expert may be necessary to solve your issue.

AdvantaClean offers crawl space moisture control solutions:

  • Crawl space inspection
  • Moisture control products
  • Crawl space insulation
  • Crawl space vapor barrier
  • Crawl space encapsulation - AdvantaSeal
  • Controlling moisture and humidity in the home
  • Black mold removal
  • Drainage and sump pump installation - AdvantaDrain


More info? For more information about common places for moisture in your home, check out our related post: Crawlspace Moisture Problems.

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