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Old 11-29-2008, 07:36 AM  
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Default Patch Foundation Holes in Cold Weather

I didn't do it this fall, and now I'm really regretting it, cuz some rodents have moved in. I have a trap set for the rodents, but need to patch the holes so no more come in!! The guy at the hardware store says there's nothing that will work in this weather. Do I really have to wait til spring, or is there a cold weather solution?

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Old 11-29-2008, 08:30 AM  
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Can you stuff steel wool in the holes?


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ooh - good suggestion! But how to keep it in place - or would they not bother trying to get around it?
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"they" = rodents!
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:21 AM  
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Not sure of the nature of your holes, but if you can jam in the steel wool, they won't chew it like a softer material.
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Steel wool first, then expandable foam in a can. Give it a little blast and it will hold everything to the brick.
They never get in after that, and you sealed an insulation leak.


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