Asked on Aug 10, 2017

How do I fix the under cover of the insulation under my mobile home.

EbbjdlKikiHillela G.


It is hanging like a big big big pillow. I also have rats under the house so I am a little afraid of trapping them if I tack up the blousing plastic.

7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Aug 11, 2017

    You need to address the rodent situation first as gross as it is.Either have some one place traps or poison or you will have to address it.Once that is complete then look into the insulation
  • First you have to get rid of the rats, call an exterminator. At this point you may have to replace the insulation, or at least some of it. Then you can properly screen off all openings yet provide proper air flow.
  • Sharon
    on Aug 11, 2017

    First I would kill the rats, I like Tom Kat rat poison in the little baggies cause you don't touch the poison, they eat into the bag and die. You could spray the underside with peppermint oil they hate, you can sprinkle pepper in the rat areas or bay leaf.
    Here's a video on how to fix the insulation....
  • Cindy
    on Aug 11, 2017

    I agree with all the above. You have to address the rat problem first. You don't want them breeding in the insulation. Once you are sure they are gone, then you can address the insulation and skirting issue. Wishing you all the best.
  • Hillela G.
    Hillela G.
    on Aug 11, 2017

    Keep us posted, you got this!
  • Kiki
    on Aug 11, 2017

    put rat traps out - when they are no longer catching anything - - tack it up - could put some chicken wire top of the - pillowing insulation
  • Ebbjdl
    on Aug 11, 2017

    Google (how to get rid of rats). Then when that is solved, you can put some plywood, or go to Homedepot or Lowe's and ask what type of lumber light weight, will give you a bit mare insulation. Good Luck!
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