What is Wildlife Exclusion?
Exclusion involves sealing animal entry points to your home or business in a way that keeps the critters from getting back inside. It’s easier than trying to exclude wildlife on your own since you can do it all at once; for example, if you have rats coming in through the basement, seal off the holes they could come in from.
AAAC Wildlife Exclusion Services provides humane removal services for wildlife that pose a threat to your business or home. We have the expertise to exterminate safely and effectively.
We can help with animals living under or around your building’s walls. We will seal any possible entry points, including cracks in floors, cement cracks, or pipes.
How We Conduct Wildlife Control and Exclusion Services
Nuisance wildlife may have somehow managed to enter your home or business, and you are now thinking about trapping and getting rid of them. Know that the problem is not solved by trapping alone. Even though you can remove the first problem, without animal exclusion, you’re just waiting for the next infestation to occur. Here are some steps to stop the infestation cycle with animal exclusion techniques.
Find and seal all entry points:
First, we find all of the access points that animals use. This could be holes in floors or cement cracks that surround pipes or any other way an animal might get into your home. This can include roof flashing and soffits as well as holes in roof shingles. Then we block off those access points. Sometimes, this is done by drilling rubber grommets or metal grommets over the hole. This creates a seal. Wire mesh can be used to plug the holes in other cases. Our third step is to add a weatherproof cover over your blocked-off hole so it can protect any openings from rain, snow, and wind. 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
Pest control professionals will usually locate the main entrance wild animals use to enter your home or workplace. To properly exterminate nuisance wildlife, we purposely do not seal the hole. Once we’ve identified it, we can use either a live trap or a one-way door.
One-way doors: If you don’t want the animal to be killed, a one-way door might be an option. These are specially designed doors that allow the animals to enter but not leave. We slightly open the door, just enough to allow the animal through, but not enough for them to turn around or come out of. Then, we place some bait on the other side of the opening and wait until the animal enters. They can’t turn around or leave the hole from this side once they’ve headed towards the bait.
Live traps: If you want to use live traps, set traps next to any openings outside or on the roof that animals might use. To lure them into our trap, we place the traps near the openings. Once they’re caught, we won’t have to deal or see them. We will place bait inside the trap and once an animal goes inside, it’s caught! A cage trap may be necessary if the wildlife being trapped is larger like a raccoon or an opossum. This is a wire mesh trapping tool that will keep your animal inside. Once caught, technicians from our company will get rid of it.
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 usually enter attics via the ridge vent. This is a thin metal strip that runs along the roof edge. Ridge Guard is a product that seals any openings at the vent. We can seal the vents and do a complete roof replacement to make your house animal-proof. If you have pictures of your roof, we will be able to give you a better idea of if your ridge vents are where the critters are getting in.
Gable vents are found in many homes and allow wildlife such as squirrels and raccoons to enter. These vents can be screened or may have a small flap that is easily removed from the underside by an animal’s paw. These vents can be secured with wire mesh. It allows airflow, but not animal’s 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. If they are migrating to find shelter or food, rodents will likely chew their way into your house through dryer vents. The dryer vents allow airflow through and keep the birds alive. This is why it’s so important to cover these vents with metal mesh and seal all openings.
Birds like dryer vents because of the warm airflow moving through them. As birds use dryer vents to access nesting spaces, you may see an increase in your electricity bills. The best prevention is the installation of common vent guards.
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 good as new and your 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. 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 climb up your roof through the eaves. Eaves are the areas where the roof meets the sides of your home. 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. 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.
The chimney is a cozy place for bats, squirrels, and other animals. Due to venting and fire hazards, this is often a difficult access point to inspect. To find out the animal’s hiding place, we often use flameless heat detection cameras. We also have the option to just remove the old liner or cap and replace it.
Cracks in the foundation
Foundation cracks are a favorite entry point for rodents. 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 is not only animal-proof but will also enhance the appearance of your home from the outside.
Exposed pipes are the perfect way for rodents of all kinds to enter your house. This can be prevented by covering any gaps with metal mesh and then covering them with a cap to stop animals from getting in again.
Wildlife Damage Repair Service
After your wildlife exclusion has been completed, you need to repair any damage caused by rodents or other pests. Many wild animals will make their entryway into your home bigger by gnawing it with their teeth and by scratching with their claws. This can cause serious damage.
Our wildlife damage services are the best in the industry. We have the carpentry and contracting experience to handle even the most difficult wildlife damage. Our contractors are capable of replacing damaged drywall or insulation with other building materials either on their own or in teams. The contractors have the skills to quickly and efficiently repair your home to minimize future animal damage.
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You may find your attic contaminated by urine, feces, and blood from an infestation. This can leave your attic smelling bad and make it a good environment for mold growth. Our pest control experts will replace any contaminated insulation with fresh materials that have been treated against humidity and odor. You can also have insulation replaced if it is damaged or chewed by rats, mice, or other pests. This will be done by attaching new material to your attic floor using heavy-duty staples. Our attic restoration service will make attics look as good as new again!
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Wild Animal Pest Control
Pest control for wildlife is a humane method known as exclusion. Wildlife can be humanely caught or encouraged to leave. They are then prevented from returning once the openings have been sealed. This article provides information on how professional wildlife removal services can solve the problems created by wild animals in the house. AAAC Wildlife Removal provides expert wildlife exclusion services.