Rodents look for a place to spend in the winter and it can be your outdoor storage sheds Coochin Creek. The shed is built on a pressure treated platform and they can crawl underneath through the gap between the floor and the slabs it sits on. You do not want rats living under your storage shed.
What happens when they live under the shed?
When they move in during the winter time, snow and ice will block their passageway. And because they cannot find their way out, they have a tendency to chew up the floor and get inside the shed and make a hole on side walls to make their way out. Having rodents underneath the shed can cause damage to the building.
So how do you keep rodents and small animals from living underneath the shed? One solution is fixing a chicken wire to the base of the shed.
Here's what you need to rodent proof a shed:
First, measure and cut the chicken wire. Then, dig a trench all the way around the shed. Now that you have a trench dug all around the perimeter of the shed, install the wire to the foundation of the shed and fold it underneath to prevent rodents from burrowing. It is typical for rodents to burrow underneath about 4 to 5 inches from the object they burrow under.
Staple or nail the wire and backfill the trench with soil. You may also use sand and stones to cover up the trench.
This is a great alternative to expensive sidings. This way of rodent proofing your shed will save you a lot of money.