Rodents / Discussions

How can I prevent animals from getting behind the siding on my house?

...rodents then perhaps you've already had encounters, so this page may offer you some valuable tips as well - How to Remove Pests and Rodents from Homes Humanel...

Posted by Connie Curtin Feb. 22, 2020, 1:52 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

Why do you shim up basement walls?

...rodents, bugs, cold air, and water out, which is what the wall is meant to accomplish. The 'finished' parts of my basement are like that now, and it's a mess. I...

Posted by t b March 2, 2021, 3:17 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...rodents and instects - How to get rid of insects & rodents safely & humanely Carpenter ants are interested in wet wood, so they are in a way a potential ind...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What are your thoughts on using large flax straw bales (4x4) to build in Saskatchewan?

...rodents and insects as the attention to detail taken by the builder to plug holes an fill cracks. So this page may come in handy if you do go for straw bale : ...

Posted by Al Birchard Nov. 11, 2019, 12:56 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

Are mice droppings and urine toxic?

...rodents safely & humanely And yes, we would strongly recommend removing the contaminated insulation, but that is a job best done by professionals to avoid add...

Posted by JT Nov. 14, 2017, 4:49 p.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do you Insulate a 3 season cottage?

...rodents infesting it, you could staple up some diamond lath metal mesh for prevention. Good luck Terry! Our three seaon 1,500 square foot cottage was built in 1...

Posted by Terry Skindilias April 23, 2019, 9:27 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace with dirt floor?

...rodents out. As for your radon gas concerns, is that just your common sense or have you had the radon tested and found it to be high? I had high radon gas in ...

Posted by sal Bellicoso Oct. 30, 2019, 4:56 p.m. Crawl spaces 2 Responses

What are your thoughts on a Yurt for colder climates?

...rodents Size and privacy, but you already know that. Poorly insulated walls, roof and floor, so not very energy efficient Drafty on a cold winter night ...

Posted by Lexy Cara Jan. 23, 2020, 1:39 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...rodents . I wouldn’t count on the mineral wood insulation to solve that problem! And where exactly are you located? That would affect a few things, including ho...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses