How rodents enter homes?

How rodents enter homes?

So How rodents enter homes? We all know that rodents are sneaky, agile creatures, capable of finding their way into the smallest of spaces. But seeing a rodent on your property usually comes as quite a shock. No one expects to see a mouse in their house, yet they are a relatively common sight. 

Mice are opportunistic scavengers; they will search for any kind of gap or crack they can squeeze through to find food and shelter. Their ability to squeeze through even the smallest of gaps enables them to find their way into homes and other buildings, even when there’s no obvious entry point. They will enter homes through holes in floors, walls, and foundations. They will also use any gaps in your windows or ceilings and even sewer lines to find their way in.

How rodents enter homes?

Rats are much larger and find it more difficult to find gaps large enough to squeeze through. However, they have much larger and stronger teeth. Rat’s teeth never stop growing, so they have to constantly chew on whatever they can find to keep them the right size. As a result, rats are more likely to force their way into your home by chewing through the walls or using pipework.

Both mice and rats enter homes looking for food and shelter. If you don’t tidy up properly after yourself and leave exposed food on the floor or other services, rodents will find a way to take advantage of the free meal. During the colder months, both mice and rats need warm environments to shelter in; people’s homes are the perfect solution. During the breeding season, they need somewhere to nest and raise their young. There are plenty of spots on most people’s properties that are far safer than nesting outdoors.


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

We offer a full range of services from basic to expert, ranging from a self-service solution with all the tools you’ll need to DIY treatments, supported remotely by one of our technicians to our premium service in which one of the specialists performs the whole treatment

Karin HarndenKarin Harnden
17:14 05 May 24
We thought we had bedbugs but could find no evidence apart from what we thought were bites. I called Bon Accord and Gabriel was there within a couple of hours. He told us we had carpet beetle. Finding the evidence and showing us photos of the skin reaction which was exactly what we had. He advised and returned at a time to suit us to spray which was done thoroughly and efficiently. No sign of the little critters returning. Thank you Gabriel.
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21:02 11 Apr 24
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19:11 03 Apr 24
Top-notched pest control service!! Went above and beyond to eradicate the rats from our property. Gabriel even offered to further investigate the infestation issues for our neighbours. We found him to be extremely professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Gabriel to anyone in need of pest control.
23:29 02 Apr 24
Gabriel provided great service , responded quickly on an emergency for pest infestation, professional and friendly. No more pests at home.
Felicity GrayFelicity Gray
21:53 02 Apr 24
Gabriel was absolutely wonderful, a real life saver when I found a mouse by my bed at 10pm. He came in less than an hour and was able to catch the mouse and put my mind at rest so I could go to sleep! Highly recommend, fab service and lovely people.
Med KashaniMed Kashani
10:54 24 Feb 24
Gabriel turned up with an hours notice one evening and immediately identified the issued. He works efficiently and professionally throughout with timely follow-ups to ensure the problem was resolved. Once completed he was kind enough to continue to check in to see that the issue had gone. Having had Rentokil previously that spent two years doing very little this was a complete breathe of fresh air and solved the problem in less than two weeks. We are grateful and would highly recommend his services.
Nesma TalaatNesma Talaat
20:26 20 Feb 24
We were lucky to have found Bon Accord, they responded very fast to our request and Gabriel was very helpful and informative. He made several visits and did his absolute best until the mice problem we had was gone. Highly recommended.

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