1. What is wildlife and rodent exclusion?
Wildlife exclusion, also called rodent exclusion, is the practice of sealing a building in such a way as to prevent rodents and other animals from entering. This is done by closing all potential entry points into the building, including cracks and crevices, openings around pipes and wires, and gaps beneath doors. Exclusion can be an effective way to reduce the number of rodents in a home or business, and it is an important part of any rodent control program.
2. What are the benefits of wildlife and rodent exclusion?
When you think of your home, what comes to mind? Safety, security, and comfort are likely at the top of the list. Unfortunately, pests can compromise all of those things. Pests like rodents and wildlife can cause structural damage to your home, spread disease, contaminate food, and more. That’s why it’s important to exclude them from your home in the first place. Here are just a few of the benefits of wildlife and rodent exclusion:
Rodents and other pests can cause significant damage to your home if they’re allowed inside. They can gnaw through wiring, insulation, framing, and more – which can lead to fires or electrical problems. Rodents also contaminate food with their droppings and urine, which can make you sick. Wildlife can damage roofs and siding as they try to get into your home, not to mention that they often leave behind messy nests.
Exclusion is one of the best ways to prevent these issues from happening in the first place. By installing barriers around your home – like metal flashing or sheeting on roofs and Vinyl mesh screens on vents – you can keep pests out without using harsh chemicals or traps that could harm animals in the process. Exclusion is a safe, humane way to protect both your family and your furry friends.
3. How do we exclude rodents and wildlife from my home?
Mice and other rodents can be a real nuisance in your home, invading your food sources, damaging property and even spreading diseases. While exclusion is the best way to prevent these pests from entering your home in the first place, it’s not always easy to do on your own. Let a professional pest control company help you exclude these pests and keep them out of your home for good.
First we identify the potential openings for rats, mice, squirrels and raccoons. These could be areas on the roof line, A/C lines, and even weep holes that can allow animals to take up residency. Once openings are identified, we will then inspect the attic areas, and garages, to identify what particular animal that we are dealing with, because this will determine the exact form of trapping.
Both exclusion and trap installation will occur on the same day. Larger animals such as raccoons and squirrels will be allowed to exit the structure with excluders doors, for smaller rodents, traps will be used and return visits scheduled.
4. What are some of the best products for exclusion?
Exclusion best practices include completely sealing the structure, all entry points are sealed with a combination of high quality products that are rodent and wildlife proof.
5. How do I know if I have a wildlife or rodent problem?
Sometimes you might not even know there is an issue, our pest control team is highly trained to inspect and identify any potential issues that may occur. Sometimes you hear scratching or activity in the walls and ceiling. Sounds, smells, and rodent droppings would be the most common indicators of a rodent problem.
6. Do You Have to Do Exclusion Every Year?
No, exclusion is usually only done one time if done well. New roofs, or damaged siding, and soffits can lead to new openings that can allow rodents and wildlife inside the home at other times.