What is Wildlife Exclusion?
Exclusion means sealing off entry points for animals to your home or business in a way that stops them from getting in. It is much easier than trying to exclude wildlife yourself. Sealing all entrance points to your home or business at once can make it more manageable.
AAAC Wildlife Exclusion Services can provide a humane exclusion for any species of wildlife that could pose a danger to your home or business. We are experts in exclusion and can safely and effectively exclude your problem animals.
We can help you with any animals that may be living under your house, or on the walls. We will seal any possible entry points, including cracks in floors, cement cracks, or pipes.
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 the steps taken to stop the infesting cycle using animal removal techniques.
Find and seal all entry points:
We need to find all possible entry points for animals. These could include cracks in floors or cement cracks around pipes, which is basically where an animal might gain entry to your home or business. This can include roof flashing and soffits as well as holes in roof shingles. These access points are then blocked off. We can also use rubber grommets, or metal grommets, to seal the hole. For other situations, wire mesh can be used as a plug to cover the holes. The third step is to cover the blocked hole with a weatherproof cover. This will protect it from wind, rain, and snow. Finally, we need to wait to see if any other openings could allow animals into your building before sealing them.
Exclude wildlife using a trap or one-way door
Top pest control specialists will locate the main entrance used by wild animals to gain entry and exit to your home or place of business. We deliberately leave this gap open so we can properly eliminate nuisance wildlife. Once we have identified the hole, we can either use a live trap or a one-way door.
One-way doors: A one-way entrance is an option for those who don’t want their animal killed. These are doors that allow animals to access but not leave. The door should be opened so the animal can pass through but too small to allow them to turn around and exit. Then, we place some bait on the other side of the opening and wait until the animal enters. It will be impossible for them to get out once they have moved towards it. They won’t be able to open the door from their side.
Live traps: We place traps close to any openings on the roof or outside that animals might use to enter your home. We can lure the animals into our trap by placing them near these openings. We will place bait inside the trap and once an animal goes inside, it’s caught! Sometimes, we will need to set up a cage trap for larger species of wildlife, such as opossums and raccoons. This is a wire mesh trapping device that will keep the animal inside, then technicians from our wildlife removal company will remove it from your home
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 very thorough, but here is a quick list of the most popular access points that animals use to get inside your home.
Bats often enter attics through the Ridge Vent, which is a metal strip running along the roof’s edge. We can use a Ridge Guard to seal any vent openings. Once the vents are sealed, we can do a complete roof repair to make sure your house is animal-proof. We can help you determine if the vents on your roof are allowing critters inside.
Raccoons, squirrels, and other types of wildlife typically enter through the gable vents found on so many homes. These vents are designed to provide airflow to your attic in hot weather and they may be screened over or have a small flap that can easily be pried open from underneath with the animal’s paw. We can secure these vents with a wire mesh. This allows for airflow but does not allow animals to enter. We can also secure the vent flaps and replace any rotted wood that may have allowed an opening for critters to enter in the first place.
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. The airflow that comes through dryer vents is enough to keep them alive, so it’s important that we secure these areas with metal mesh and seal up any openings in the vent itself.
Birds like dryer vents because of the warm airflow moving through them. Your electricity bill may increase or decrease as dryer vents are used by birds to access their nest. Installing common vent guards will help you prevent this.
A damaged soffit is the perfect way for squirrels or raccoons into your attic. 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 is guaranteed to look new and your rodent family gone.
Another favorite spot for wild animals is the fascia on the house. If your roof had gutters, the fascia would cover the gutter under your roof. It’s a longboard covering any gap between your roof and your roofing. We cover all gaps with metal mesh to prevent wildlife access. After that, we replace and remove any rotten wood and install a metal cover that blocks water from flowing freely.
Raccoons love to crawl under your home’s eaves. The edges of your roof at the edge of the house are known as eaves. To keep wildlife out, our technicians can use metal mesh to close any gaps. Or, we can install special guards that prevent animals from entering.
The chimney is a common way for animals to enter a house. We have chimney caps that can prevent animals from getting into a home. If they are already inside, we can also remove the chimney liners and replace them once the pest is removed.
Squirrels, bats, and raccoons all love to find a cozy place inside the chimney. It’s difficult for animal control firms to access this area due to fire hazards and venting. We will often use flameless heat detection cameras to figure out where the animals are hiding in order to remove them safely, or we can just remove the old liner and cap and then replace them.
Cracks in the foundation
Foundation cracks are rodents’ favorite entry point. We can fill foundation cracks with cement filler compounds to keep rodents out of your home. This type of repair is not only animal-proof but will also make your home appear better from the outside.
Exposed pipes are the perfect way for rodents of all kinds to enter your house. You can prevent this by covering up any openings with metal mesh. Then, cover them with a cap that allows air to circulate freely through your home.
Wildlife Damage Repair Service
Once you’ve completed wildlife exclusion, it’s time to fix any damage rodents and other pests may have done. 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 restoration services are the best among pest control companies. We have the expertise and experience in contracting and carpentry to help with any type of wildlife damage. Our contractors can repair damaged drywall, insulation, and wood by themselves or in a group. You can reduce the chance of future animal damage by having them repair your house quickly and efficiently.
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Your attic could be infested by a nasty infestation and may contain urine, feces, or blood. This can lead to a stench that is both unpleasant and conducive to mold growth. Our pest control specialists can replace any contaminated insulation with fresh, treated materials that are resistant to moisture and odor. We can also replace insulation damaged by rats, mice, or squirrels with new materials that are secured to your attic floor by heavy-duty staples. Our attic restoration service will make attics look as good as new again!
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Wild Animal Pest Control
Exclusion is an effective method of controlling wildlife pests. 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 provides information about a professional wildlife exclusion service that resolves the problems caused by wild animals. Call AAAC Wildlife Removal today for an expert wildlife exclusion service!