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’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 if you have animals living in your home or within the walls of your property. 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. However, trapping alone won’t fix your problem. The first infestation might be exterminated, but without wildlife exclusion, you’re just waiting for the next one to emerge. These are the steps we take in order to stop the infestation cycle by using animal exclusion technologies:
Find and seal all entry points:
First, we find all of the access points that animals use. 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. Then, we block off any access points. In some cases, we achieve this by drilling metal or rubber grommets on top of the hole, which also creates a tight seal. For other situations, wire mesh can be used as a plug to cover the holes. We will then cover the hole with weatherproof material to protect it from rain, snow, wind, and other elements. Finally, we must wait to determine if there are other openings that could allow animals in 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. This hole is intentionally not sealed to ensure that your nuisance wildlife is properly excluded. Once we have identified it we can use either a one-way door or a live trap.
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 open a small hole in the door to allow the animal to pass through but it should be small enough to not let the animal out. After that, we place some bait on the other side of the hole, close it and wait for them to enter. Once they head towards the bait it will be impossible for them to turn back and leave because they can’t open the door from this side!
Live traps: If you want to use live traps, set traps next to any openings outside or on the roof that animals might use. 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 is inside the trap, 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 does a thorough job, but here’s a quick overview of the most common access points animals use to enter your home.
Bats enter attics by way of the ridge vent. It is a strip of metal that runs 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 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 replace any rotted wood or damage that may have allowed the critters to enter.
Dryer vents are an excellent entry point for birds and rodents. 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 like dryer vents because of the warm airflow moving through them. You’ll notice an increase or decrease in your electricity bill as dryer vents are used by birds for access to their nesting space. Installing common vent guards is the best preventative measure for this problem.
Raccoons and squirrels love to get inside your attic through a damaged soffit. An expert wildlife removal service will replace any rotten wood that may be allowing wildlife in and then seal the openings with closures or metal wire mesh. Your soffit will look good as new and your rodents will be gone.
Wild animals also love the fascia on your house. If your roof had gutters, the fascia would cover the gutter under your roof. It is a board that covers the gap between your roof edge and your gutters. We secure the gaps with metal mesh and remove any rotted wood. Then, we cover it with a metal cover. This prevents wildlife from accessing this area.
Raccoons love to get into your home through the 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.
A chimney is one of the most common entry points for animals into a home. 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. Due to venting and fire hazards, this is often a difficult access point to inspect. 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 the favorite access point for rodents. To stop rodents from entering your walls, we can repair foundation cracks using a cement filler compound. This repair is animal-proof and will make your home look great from the outside.
All rodent species love to crawl through exposed pipes to get into the walls of your home. 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
It’s crucial to repair any damage done by rodents, squirrels and bats, birds or mice, rats after your wildlife exclusion is complete. Most wild animals will make their doorway into your home larger by gnawing at it with their teeth or scratching at it with their claws. This can cause unsightly damage.
Our wildlife damage services are the best in the industry. We have the skills and experience required to repair any form of wildlife damage. Our contractors have the ability to replace damaged drywall and insulation. The contractors have the skills to quickly and efficiently repair your home to minimize future animal damage.
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Your attic could be infested by a nasty infestation and may contain urine, feces, or blood. This can make your attic smell awful and provide a breeding ground for mold. Our pest control experts will replace any contaminated insulation with materials that have been treated against moisture or odor. Our pest control specialists can also replace insulation that has been chewed or torn by rodents such as rats, mice, and squirrels. We use heavy-duty staples to secure new material to your attic floor. Attics can be restored to their former glory with our attic restoration service!.
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Wild Animal Pest Control
Pest control for wildlife is a humane method known as exclusion. You can humanely trap or encourage wildlife to leave. After their openings have been sealed, they won’t be able to return. This article offers some insights into how professional wildlife exclusion companies can help solve problems caused by wild animals in your home. AAAC Wildlife Removal offers a professional wildlife exclusion service. Call us today!