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Monday August 8, 2016


Mr Pest Control


I'm about to start a rather large rat exclusion job. What would you suggest I use? Mallis says 26-gauge sheet metal, but I'm having a hard time finding it in large quantities at a reasonable price.

Richard, NY

Mr Pest Control


There’s a variety of rodent exclusion materials available depending on the type of opening that needs to be sealed. Sheet metal and hardware cloth are good for covering large holes; just don’t leave any openings around the edges rats can use to start chewing again. Together, metal fabrics (copper mesh, Xcluder) and foam sealants are good for closing small holes or gaps around pipes. You don’t have to limit yourself to sheet metal, especially for smaller openings.

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