Installing Rid-O-Mice - Brick Weep Holes
Here is how you easily identify your homes weepholes and install Rid-O-Mice. What to do if you have elongated weep holes click this link.
Modifications To The Cover
Prepping The Weep Hole
Some weepholes need a bit of premaintenance to accept the retrofit grill due to excess or sloppy mortar.
Different Size Weep Holes
Weep holes are not uniform. You can cut them to size as needed.
For Curious Home Owners
Place a small piece of paper towel or toilet paper in your weepholes. Return later to see if any have been knocked out.
Identifying Other Entrances
The most common entry points are weep holes, cracks and spaces around doors and windows, improperly screened areas in eaves and attics, cracks in foundations, soil access areas in plumbing penetrations, and so on. Proper seals and screenings are a chemical free way to help control unwanted guests to your home.
Brick constructed homes contain weep holes which are the most common method for mice, rats, roaches, snakes, spiders, scorpions and lizards etc. to enter the home. Weep holes in brick are best described as welcome stations or tons of tiny doors for unwanted guests to just come on in.
During the construction phase of brick-veneer structures, gaps called weep holes are purposely built into the lower layer of bricks in order to allow the wall to drain and ventilate. The unfortunate draw back of weep holes is that they allow pests free access to the interior of your walls.
Many home owners don’t realize this and rely on some forms of Electronic Pest Control and other Mice Repellent including, mice extermination, mouse traps and mice poison. This doesn’t have lasting affect.
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