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Ten Steps to Getting Rid of Mice and Rats in Crawlspaces

Find out how to remove mice, rats, and other rodents from your crawlspace before they can cause severe damage.

The Dangers of Mice and Rodents in Crawlspaces

Mice and rodents can pose serious risks when they invade crawlspaces in homes or buildings. These small pests can cause damage to insulation, electrical wiring, and even wooden structures by gnawing on them. Their constant chewing can also create a fire hazard due to exposed wires and compromise the structural integrity of the building.

Additionally, mice and rodents can carry many illnesses and may even attract other pests. That is why it is so important to inspect your home regularly and contact a professional if you notice signs of pest activity. BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair offers crawlspace rodent control services in the Hampton Roads VA, Richmond VA, Eastern Shore VA, and Elizabeth City NC areas. Keep reading to learn more about our 10-step crawlspace rodent removal process, or contact us today for a pest inspection.

Contact BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair today by filling out our online form or call 757-460-0444 for a free inspection.

Why Are Rodents Attracted to Crawlspaces?

Rodents are attracted to crawlspaces for a variety of reasons. These spaces provide shelter from predators and extreme weather and are often undisturbed by humans, who rarely enter these spaces. This means that rodents can inhabit these spaces for a long period of time before you notice them.

How to Get Rid of Rats in Crawlspaces

Mice and rats can reproduce quickly, and even a single rodent can cause significant damage. That is why it is essential to make sure every rodent is eliminated. Find out how our team removes rats and mice in crawlspaces and prevents them from returning.

1- Clean Out & Dispose of All Loose Contaminated Materials

The first thing we do is remove any contaminated materials. This can include:

  • Insulation
  • Vapor barrier material
  • Ducts
  •  And other components

This allows us to reduce the risk of rodent-bourne illnesses from spreading to your family.

2-Blow Off Rodent Droppings From the Trunk Line & Sill Plate

Once we have removed contaminated materials from your home, we’ll use a blower to remove rodent droppings from the trunk line and sill plate. This helps eliminate any traces of rodent activity and further prevent the spread of diseases.

3-Dispose of Any Existing Dead Rodents

Once we’ve removed any visible rodent droppings, we’ll also remove any dead rodents we encounter. This can also help remove any foul odors you may have noticed in your home and reduce the risk of attracting other types of pests.

4-Disinfect, Sanitize, and Deodorize The Crawl Space

After the dead rodents are gone, we will thoroughly clean the entire crawlspace area with disinfectants to kill bacteria and viruses, sanitize surfaces, and eliminate any lingering odors. This can dramatically improve indoor air quality in your home.

5-Seal Entry Points Around The Perimeter Walls

The next step is to prevent any more pests from entering your home. To do this, we will thoroughly inspect the perimeter of your home and seal any entry points. We’ll also look for sources of food and water that may have attracted pests in the first place.

6-Encapsulate The Crawl Space

Pests are often drawn to crawlspaces due to the moisture they provide. We can eliminate that issue by encapsulating your crawlspace. We’ll also seal access doors & foundation vents with hard covers. This not only keeps pests out but also protects your home from water damage and mold.

7-Apply Rodent Repellent Around AC Units

Rodents can often enter your home through your AC units. We’ll use a safe and effective rodent repellent around any outdoor AC units to deter them from nesting in these units and potentially damaging your wiring.

8-Kill Any Remaining Rodents with Bait Stations & Trap

Finally, we will eliminate existing rodents with a combination of bait stations and traps. This will protect your home from any existing pests and prevent them from reproducing in your home.

9-Revisit to Remove & Dispose of Any Dead Rodents

After we’ve given the traps time to work, we will reinspect your home for any further signs of pests and dispose of any dead rats that we find. We will also examine these areas for any additional damage.

10-Disinfect Surfaces Where Dead Rodents Are Found

Once we remove the rodents, we will disinfect the areas where we found the dead rodents. Once we are done, you can rest easy knowing that your home and crawlspace are pest-free.

Don’t Let Rodents Win

If you notice signs of pest activity in your home and you live in the South-East VA or North-East NC region, give BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair. We will help you eliminate mice and rats in your crawlspace so you can protect your family and your home. Request a quote on crawlspace rodent control today.

Contact BAY Crawl Space & Foundation Repair today by filling out our online form or call 757-460-0444 for a free inspection.

Customer Reviews

Our Reviews Reflect Our Commitment to Taking Great Care of Our Customers

  • After shopping companies and getting several bids on the same project, we chose Bay Crawl because of their reputation and price. They had our whole house leveled and stabilized in two days. Left our property cleaner than they found it with a smile on their face. Do NOT plan your next project without getting an estimate from Bay Crawl.”

    – Ryan Simpson
  • “Our experience with Bay was outstanding. From first contact everything was smooth and made as easy as possible for us. We were kept informed every step of the process via email, phone, and text. The work was top-notch. The cost was extremely reasonable. We were impressed that Bay did not try to sell services that weren’t required.”

    – Teresa Lackey
  • My experience was nothing but the best with Bay Crawl Space. The price was much more affordable than what another company quoted. Scheduling was easy and painless. They were professional and treated my home as if it was their own. They left me feeling very confident in my decision to go with Bay.”

    – Michael Turner
  • It was an easy decision to choose Bay Crawl Space over the three other estimates I had gotten—not only was the price reasonable based on my research, but Jamie was the only sales advisor who described more than one option that I could choose. The scheduling was very smooth! I am confident that if I have any problems, I can call & they will resolve them.”

    – Diane Taylor
  • “Severe water damage to the structure. We thought we were in real trouble but after talking with them, we felt much better as we were assured that this was “Easy.” Our experience with Bay was better than we have had with any other contractor EVER. Upfront with what to expect, honest in their communications, and fair pricing.

    – Mike O’Neill
  • “We had our crawlspace encapsulated by BAY three years ago at a fraction of the cost of JES’s estimate. The work was done on time and to exceptional standards. The office has been courteous, the workers arrived on time, and the work was accomplished as promised. BAY gets my highest recommendation.”

    – Bob Essman
  • “I am delighted with the crawl space encapsulation completed by Bay Crawl Space & Foundation Repair. What I particularly appreciate about BAY is their attention to detail & commitment to excellence. They were punctual and very much worth the value. I highly recommend Bay Crawl Space to anyone looking for excellent service & an affordable product.”

    – Leslie Ballard
  • “I’m not one to take home repairs lightly so I try and do my research. I got over 4 estimates to have my crawl space encapsulated and some repair work done. BAY beat the others prices by over 10k. Oh and they actually did more work that what the others quoted us to do. They also do quality work. So value for money, BAY is the company to go with.”

    – Benjamin Alexander
  • I had an independent civil engineer out to inspect prior to the BAY visit. I was afraid I might be oversold on repairs I didn’t need. This was not the case. BAY made the same observations and gave same explanations or better. Great job BAY on hiring honest and competent assessors. Very professional, will work with you again!”

    – Zachary Frey
  • “I’m super pleased with the work Bay did us, it made a difference almost immediately. Our service advisor, Beau, did an excellent job of identifying the issues in our crawl and offering reasonably priced solutions. The team they sent out to do the work was awesome. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient!

    – David Green
  • Bay Crawl is by far the number 1 company for all of your crawl space and foundation needs. They are fairly priced. When coupled with the amazing service you receive, its a value that’s unbeatable. Every employee I interacted with was professional, polite, knowledgable, and hard working. You will not deal with a better run company than Bay Crawl.

    – Nicholas Cipriano