If you’re wondering how to prevent rodent damage to your electrical system, then we’ve got the information you need to protect your home.
Rodents not only eat your food scraps but also both your wires and insulation. They chew through virtually everything.
Whenever this happens, either electrical malfunctions or hazards can occur.
According to J.M. Mullen Electric, “damaged electrical connections and insulation may result in a deadly electrical fire.”
So it’s best to protect your home from rodent damage.
How to Protect Your Home from Rodent Damage
Penny Electric offers these tips.
- Either rodent-proof wiring or coatings are your first line of defense.
- Seal cracks and crevices. Take either steel wool, caulk or cement and seal off any cracks you find in your foundation, eaves and soffits. Stuff holes with steel wool. Then top with either caulk, sheet metal or cement.
- Become familiar with their food sources. They especially like grass seed and pet food. Both seeds and grains plus nuts and cereals are among their favorites also.
- Remove garbage from your kitchen both early and often. Place garbage bags outside in sealed containers.
Evidence of Rodent Infestation
Signs of rodent invasion include droppings, nests, displaced insulation, skeletons, sounds of chewing, sighting, plus visible wiring and structural damages.
If you notice any of the above, it’s best to call Classic Insulation & Pest Control immediately.