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Rodents entering my house #358785 - Ask Extension


Rodents entering my house #358785

Asked September 01, 2016, 7:23 PM EDT

I have been unable to determine how the rodents get into my house but either smell it in the walls of the same room or one of the three times it entered heard it moving before it died in the wall.  I had a handyman check, the lawn guy, a wild life company and a roofing company and no-one could find the point of origin. Can you refer someone that can help?  West Knox area. Thank you.

Knox County Tennessee

Expert Response

Thank you for contacting eXtension. This service is a national database of experts, and you definitely want to talk to someone local: your local Extension office is located at

400 W. Main Ave., Suite 560
Knoxville, TN 37902-2411

and can be reached by phone at 865-215-2340

We do have some documents prepared detailing ways to 1) determine and 2) block rodent entry points; links to these are included below. I hope this information helps you find a solution!
An Expert Replied September 02, 2016, 10:39 AM EDT
Thank you for your response unfortunately while your response is reasonable, it is obvious and my issue is not as obvious.  As I mentioned in my e-mail, I am unable to determine how the rodents (I believe squirrels) are entering.  I am looking for ideas and/or a company that can identify point of entry.
The Question Asker Replied September 07, 2016, 11:38 PM EDT

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