|Forum topic by skeemer||posted 01-25-2014 03:27 PM||799 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-25-2014 03:27 PM
It has been a number of months since I last posted on here, mostly because I’ve been inactive from woodworking through the winter combined with very little time from having a 9 month old! But as the weather warms up, I plan to get back in the shop and start a new project.
That said, I’m planning to semi-finish my shop/shed to make it a more comfortable work space. Right now, my shed is unfinished, and the previous owner had hung fiberglass insulation on two of the 3 walls (last wall is a garage door). When I first moved into the house, I found that the insulation had become a popular nesting site for rodents, and there was nesting materials and mouse/rat poop all over the place around the framing. I’ve cleaned up the shed since, and removed some of the insulation (just near ground level). I would like to hang drywall on the walls to give me more tool storage solutions, among other reasons. At this time, I don’t think insulating is worth it as I only spend short periods in the shed, so no need to keep it at a given temperature. My concern is that once I hang drywall, that rodents will once again nest inside the framing. Since the shed has a garage door, I don’t think it will be possible to seal the shed up enough to prevent rodents.
My first though to prevent this would be to line the bottom 2×4s of the framing with a spike system (such as the spike strips used to keep birds from landing/nesting on buildings). I’m not sure this is the best option, so I wanted to see what others have done to keep rodents out of their shops.