What is Wildlife Exclusion?
Exclusion involves sealing the entry points of animals into your home and business. This will prevent them from coming back in. This is easier than trying to exclude wildlife by yourself. You can seal all entry points so that they cannot come in.
AAAC Wildlife Exclusion Services provides humane exclusion services for any kind of wildlife that poses a threat to your home or business. We have the expertise to exterminate safely and effectively.
If you have animals living under your house or inside the walls of your building, we can help! We will seal off all animal entry points that we find, including sealing holes in floors, cement cracks around pipes – basically anywhere an animal might find entry into your home or business
How We Conduct Wildlife Control and Exclusion Services
Some nuisance wildlife has managed to sneak into your home or office. Now you want to trap them, and maybe even get rid of them. Know that the problem is not solved by trapping alone. Although you may be able to eliminate the first infestation, if you don’t do wildlife exclusion, you can only wait for the next group to arrive. Here are some steps to stop the infestation cycle with animal exclusion techniques.
Find and seal all entry points:
We start by looking for any access points that animals may use. This might include holes in floors, cement cracks around pipes – basically anywhere an animal might find entry into your home or business. This can also include holes in roof shingles, roof flashing, and eaves. Then we block off those access points. Sometimes we can achieve this by drilling metal or rubber grommets onto the hole. This also seals the area. We can also use wire mesh to cover holes. Third, we will cover the blocked hole with weatherproof fabric to keep out rain, snow, and wind. The last step is to check if there are any openings that could allow animals to enter your building.
Exclude Wildlife Using a Trap or One-way Door
Top pest control operators will often locate the primary entrance that wild animals use to get into and out of your home or business. We intentionally leave the hole open to allow us to use it to exclude your nuisance wildlife. Once we have identified it, we will be able to use either a live trap or one-way doors.
One way doors: A one-way door is a good option for those people who don’t want to kill the animal. These doors allow animals to enter but not exit. We slightly open the door, just enough to allow the animal through, but not enough for them to turn around or come out of. Next, we place the bait on the opposite side of the hole and close it. The animal will then go in. Because they cannot open the door from this end, it will be impossible for them to leave.
Live traps: For a live trap, we set traps near any openings in the roof or outside that might be used by animals to get in. By placing traps near these openings, we can lure the animals into our trap so we don’t have to deal with them or see them at all. Once an animal has entered the trap, it’s caught! A cage trap may be necessary if the wildlife being trapped is larger like a raccoon or an opossum. It’s a wire mesh trapping system that keeps the animal inside. Technicians from our wildlife removal company will then remove it from your house.
Popular Access Points for Animal Entry
For future wildlife infestations to be prevented, an experienced wildlife pest control company operator must inspect all the possible ways squirrels, rodents (rats, mice, bats, birds, and other wildlife) can use to access your home. AAAC Wildlife Removal is thorough. Here is a list of the most common ways animals can get into your home.
Bats often enter attics through the Ridge Vent, which is a metal strip running along the roof’s edge. Ridge Guard can be used as a sealant to stop bats from entering attics. After we have sealed the vents, we can repair your roof to make it animal-proof. If you take photos of the roof, we can give you an idea of whether or not your ridge vents are open to animals.
Raccoons, squirrels, and other types of wildlife typically enter through the gable vents found on so many homes. These vents are intended to allow for airflow to your attic, even in hot weather. To secure these vents, we can place a wire mesh that allows airflow but not animal entry. We can also fix the vent flaps, and replace any rotted or damaged wood that might have opened the door for the critters.
Dryer vents can be a common entryway for rodents or birds. Rodents can often chew through dryer vents to get into your home, especially if they’re migrating between buildings in search of food or shelter. They can survive on the airflow from dryer vents. It is important to secure these areas with metal mesh, and seal any cracks in the vent.
Birds enjoy dryer vents because of the warm airflow moving through them. You might notice an increase in your electricity costs as birds use the dryer vents as access for their nesting areas. Installation of common vent guards is the best protection.
Squirrels and raccoons love getting into your attic through a damaged soffit. An experienced wildlife removal company will repair any damaged wood that has allowed wildlife to enter your attic and secure it with closures or metal mesh. Your soffit will look like new, and all rodents will be gone.
Wild animals just love the fascia on a house. If your roof has gutters, the fascia is what would be below the gutter. It’s a longboard that covers up any gap between where the roof begins and where your eaves begin. To stop wildlife from using the access point, we seal all gaps with metal mesh, replace any rotten wood, then cover it with a metal covering that allows water to flow freely but prevents animals from entering.
Raccoons love to climb up your roof through the eaves. The edges of your roof that meet the sides of the house are called eaves. For wildlife exclusion, our technicians can simply secure any gaps in this area using metal mesh, or we can install special eaves guards that will keep animals from entering again.
The chimney is the most common entrance point for animals into a residence. If a critter is already inside, we can simply remove and replace chimney liners to get rid of the animal.
Squirrels, bats, and raccoons all love to find a cozy place inside the chimney. This is an access point that is hard to check because of fire hazards and venting. Flameless heat detection cameras are often used to locate animals’ hiding places. We can also remove old caps and remove the liner to replace them.
Cracks in the foundation
Foundation cracks provide rodents with a convenient entry point. We can patch foundation cracks with a cement filler compound to make sure that rodents cannot enter through the walls anymore. This type of repair not only prevents animals from entering but also improves the exterior appearance of your home.
Exposed pipes are an easy way for rodents to gain entry into your home. You can protect your home from rodents by securing any gaps with metal mesh and covering up any pipe openings with a cap. This will stop animals from entering your home again, while still allowing for air movement.
Wildlife Damage Repair Service
Once your wildlife exclusion is complete, it’s important to repair the damage that rodents, squirrels, bats, birds, mice, rats, or other pests may have caused. Most wild animals will try to increase the size of their entryway to your home by digging into it with their teeth, or using their claws to scratch it. This can leave some unsightly damage.
Our wildlife damage repair services are top-notch among pest control providers. Our team has the experience and expertise in carpentry and contracting to fix even the most complicated wildlife damage. Our contractors have the ability to replace damaged drywall and insulation. Their knowledge and skills allow them to repair your home efficiently and quickly to reduce the possibility of further animal damage.
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You may find your attic contaminated by urine, feces, and blood from an infestation. This can make your attic smell awful and provide a breeding ground for mold. Our pest control experts will replace any contaminated insulation by fresh materials that have been treated against humidity and odor. We also can replace insulation that is torn or chewed through by rats, mice, squirrels, and other pests by using new material secured to your attic floor with heavy-duty staples. Attics will look like new again with our attic restoration service!
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Wild Animal Pest Control
Exclusion, a humane method for controlling pests, is the best and most effective way of getting rid of wildlife. Wildlife can be humanely captured or encouraged to flee, and then they are unable to return to your home once their holes have been closed. This article provided some insight on how professional wildlife exclusion services resolve the problems caused by wild animals in the home. AAAC Wildlife Removal is available for expert advice on wildlife exclusion!