What can rats chew through?
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Basically everything ... that's the answer to this question.
There are very few materials that rats can't chew through,
and that's what makes getting them out of your home, and
then keeping them out of your home, quite an impossible
task. That is, of course, unless you have the right
materials and the right information. You are going to find
that right here.
You might not like to hear this, but rat-proofing your land
is actually impossible. You can rat-proof your home, but
even then, there are still going to be tiny patches of
damage and holes that you might not spot. Don’t berate
yourself too much. This happens. These cheeky rats have a
habit of outsmarting humans, even though we don’t like to
On the scale of “toughness” - the Mohs Scale, which actually
measures the hardness of minerals and gemstones, rat teeth
actually weigh in around 5, out of the scale of 1 to 10.
This makes rats teeth about as “tough“ or “hard" as copper
or iron. This means, in turn, that rats will have no
problems at all working their way a whole host of materials,
including asbestos and cinder blocks, wood, cement, lead,
aluminum, brick and plastic. That's basically every material
that makes up your home, and should also give you a little
understanding on how easy it is for the rats to break into
When looking at keeping rats out of your home, replacing
damaged materials and repairing broken sections, make sure
you use materials that we have no listed. Aluminum flashing
can be used, but we would advise using it in conjunction
with other things - steel mesh wiring, for example, or a
good polyurethane sealant. This is what stops the airflow,
and if a rat can sense airflow, they’ll soon realize they
can break in.
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