Exclusion is the process of identifying potential animal entry locations and taking preemptive measures to keep these animals out. We specialize in exclusion may have an advantage for providing long-term, effective methods of keeping pests — especially rodents — out.
We require you to be on-site during the exclusion process because we need to go inside your building and have access to every area to ensure full exclusion of pests.
Reasons for entry:
Before we discuss the ins and outs of exclusion, we should first understand the factors that motivate rodents to enter buildings. A consideration of what pests need to survive says it all: rodents enter buildings in the pursuit of food, water, and shelter. Air currents may have seasonally appealing temperatures (cool in the summer, warm in the winter), or carry the scent of food items being prepared inside. At a more basic level, the gap under a door or opening around a utility pipe mimic natural opening that could provide resources. They are worthy of exploration.
Identify the gaps:
Knowing that openings are an invitation to rodents, the first step in an exclusion program is to identify gaps. Some of the most common entry points include utility lines that penetrate the building envelope (water, electrical, etc.) and openings associated with doors. Here is fe example form where rodents get an entry in your property.
To identify the gaps, we conduct inspections that cover all exterior portions of the building, including rooflines. Crevices ¼-inch high, or round openings 3/8-inch wide, permit mice, while rats can squeeze under ½-inch openings and through ¾-inch-wide gaps.
Seal the gaps:
After detail interior and exterior inspection for rodent entry points, we seal area by use of appropriate materials is critical for effective pest exclusion. We use various kinds of materials to seal rodent entry points viz; steel wool, Strong Patch, sheet metal patch, Hardware cloth, foam caulk, Fix-all, Quick-Fix, or other fast-drying interior patching compounds.
When used on the exterior, concrete mortar, plaster, or Concrete Patch can be used to provide longer-term rodent-proofing sheet metal, concrete, or the correct gauge to use for woven hardware cloth.
We also offer Rodent Exclusion program where we seal all entry points of Rodents. Plus, we give 1-year warranty on our Rodent exclusion Service. If you want to continue warranty on our exclusion work after one year, we have flat fee per year, and that is Optional.
* Additional charges may apply