How to stop mice and pests getting into your home?

Everyone wants a pest free home. There are a 3 key actions that homeowners can take to achieve this goal:

  1. Make conditions around the home less attractive to pests by:
        * Removing potential food sources
        * Making sure there are no leaks or other sources of moisture
        * Keeping the perimeter of the home clear of vegetation and stored goods
  2. Carry out preventative pest control treatments (either DIY or call a professional)
  3. Eliminate potential pest entry points

Eliminating entry points around doors and windows can be achieved through well fitting screens, but this doesn’t deal with weep holes, a common pest entry point.

Weep holes are a vital component of brick buildings. They allow any moisture to escape and provide a source of ventilation. It is important to keep weep holes clear to allow them to do their job.

However, weep holes provide a direct route for pests to access to your home. The weep hole leads to the wall cavity – a nice, dry and safe place for pests to set up home. What’s more, the wall cavity provides access to the roof void and to the inside of the home through vents. This means any pest entering a weep hole can spread to any part of your home.

It may seem obvious that small pests such as cockroaches and spiders can squeeze into weep holes, but vertebrate pests such as lizards, small snakes and even mice can squeeze through a normal weep hole. It may seem incredible, but a mouse can squeeze through a gap as small as the end of your little finger… so a weep hole is no problem!

It’s important to remember that weep holes aren’t only at ground level. In many buildings, certainly in buildings with more than one storey, there will be weep holes at each level. Cockroaches and spiders will also enter these weepholes and these higher weepholes are also a favourite entry point for bees and wasps. So to prevent pest entry to a building, weep holes at all levels need to be protected.

The good news is that the Weepa Protector Weep Hole Screen gives homeowners and property owners an easy DIY way to stop pests entering through weep holes. The stainless steel Weepa Protector provides a physical barrier to a wide range of pests. Being stainless steel it also prevents mice gnawing through to gain entry.

Importantly, although the Weepa Protector stops pests entering homes, it has been designed and tested to ensure the weep holes still operate as required – allowing moisture to escape and air to enter.

With each Protector taking seconds to install, it’s easy for any homeowner or property manage to protect their buildings from pest entry.

Just pop down to your local Bunnings or hardware store to pick up your Weepa Protector Weep Hole Screens (available in packs of 20).

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