Pest exclusion is a proactive approach to pest control that involves sealing off entry points and preventing pests from entering a building or property. This method of pest control is highly effective because it addresses the root cause of the problem – the pests’ ability to access the space – rather than just treating the symptoms of an infestation.
Pest Exclusion Benefits
The benefits of pest exclusion are numerous. By sealing off entry points and eliminating attractive conditions, you can effectively prevent a wide variety of pests from entering your property and causing damage. Pest exclusion can also save you money in the long run by reducing the need for ongoing pest control treatments. It can also protect the health and safety of your family or employees by eliminating the risks associated with pests, such as disease transmission and allergic reactions.
What Pests Can Exclusion Work For?
Pest exclusion is typically meant for rodents and other mammals, such as mice and rats, which can cause significant damage to a property if left unchecked. These pests can chew through wiring, insulation, and other structural materials, causing costly repairs. They can also carry diseases and parasites that can pose a risk to human health. However, pest exclusion is not limited to just rodents. It can also be effective in preventing other types of pests from entering a property, such as roaches, ants, flies, and mosquitos. These pests can be a nuisance and may carry diseases, so it is important to take steps to prevent them from entering your home or commercial space.
The Pest Exclusion Process
The process of pest exclusion begins with a thorough inspection of the property. Our technicians will look for any potential entry points, such as cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows and doors, and openings for utility lines. They will also assess the property for any conditions that may be attractive to pests, such as standing water, clutter, or food sources.
Once the inspection is complete, our technicians will recommend a customized plan to seal off all potential entry points and eliminate any attractive conditions. This may involve sealing cracks and gaps, installing weatherstripping and door sweeps, repairing damaged screens, and removing debris and clutter.
In addition to sealing off entry points, pest exclusion may also involve the use of physical barriers, such as metal mesh or screen, to prevent pests from entering. These barriers can be installed around foundation walls, vents, and other openings to create an impenetrable barrier against pests.