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I am slowly dealing with a ton of issues created by previous (and often careless) DIYers who owned my home.
Here are pictures of my downstairs bathroom and closet, where we are pretty sure rodents have entered our home.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJXzZFLWt2cmdNM1k/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJX21KeVltbTZGWGc/view?usp=sharing

In both the bathroom and closet, there are gaps where the tile ends, under the radiant heater, and the wall/baseboard begin. I have stuffed steel wool in and even tried to add some scrap wood as a short term fix.

On the outside, we paid to have the crawl space opening to the bathroom pipes better insulated and a much better door/cover installed. The previous one was falling apart. We are pleased with this work. Though along with some other projects, costs have added up.

It seems like the only way to do this right is to remove the heater. Is that difficult to do?

In the meantime, I have been trying to close up these openings as best I can.

Does the heater need a clearance underneath? Or am I able to to put some wood under it, as I was thinking of doing here?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJX21KeVltbTZGWGc/view?usp=sharing

Some additional pics
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJYWtYQzZJZ1gwVkE/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJYU1adDNMU3lLTTQ/view?usp=sharing

As always, thanks for taking a look!
 

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1, Need to be spending your time and money getting rid of what ever critter is getting in.
No way should any form of wood needed under the heater.
Insulation under the floors is not going to do anything to keep mice or rats out.
 

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Hi, Joe

The insulation was done to deal with a lack of it. The door to the crawlspace, which I do think was connected to the mice, had to be fixed, so we did do that. We are also working with an exterminator. I am going to have to deal with these interior gaps.
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
Wanted to see how the Great Stuff (supposedly) pest resistant foam worked. I seem to have covered the gap. I am reaching under and cutting the foam, which cuts easily, so that the heater has some space to ventilate. It looks ugly, but I need to fill the gap and think of aesthetics after the gap is filled. Any help is appreciated!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJcTRMNmk1bFBuNHc/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJcXM4LWhYNTN6ZXM/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJeldKTDZQNHpmU3M/view?usp=sharing

Here is the closet area before the foam is cut.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5yA9OoW_XgJOW4xTUxQeDR3VlE/view?usp=sharing
 
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