What is Wildlife Exclusion?
Exclusion refers to sealing any animal entry points in your home or place of business that prevent them from returning inside. 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 offers humane exclusion services for any wildlife that may pose a threat to your home or business. Exclusion is done safely and correctly by our highly-trained staff.
We can help you with any animals that may be living under your house, or in the walls. We can seal all entry points for animals that we find. This includes holes in floors and cement cracks around pipes.
How We Conduct Wildlife Control and Exclusion Services
If you have found nuisance wildlife in your home, business or property, and are thinking about getting rid of them by trapping. 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. These are the steps that we use to end the cycle of infestations using animal exclusion methods:
Find and seal all entry points:
First, we find all of the access points that animals use. This could include holes in floors, cement cracks surrounding pipes – basically any way that an animal could get into your house or business. This includes holes in roof tiles, soffits, and fascia. These access points are then blocked off. Sometimes, this is done by drilling rubber grommets or metal grommets over the hole. This creates a seal. For other situations, wire mesh can be used as a plug to cover the 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’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 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. 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: To use a live trap, place traps near any openings that animals could use to get in. These openings are ideal for trapping animals so that we don’t have the hassle of dealing with them. 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. 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
To avoid future wildlife infestations, any professional wildlife pest management service must inspect every possible entry point that rodents or other wildlife may use to enter your home. AAAC Wildlife Removal is thorough. Here is a list of the most common ways animals can get into your home.
Bats enter attics by way of the ridge vent. It is a strip of metal that runs along the roof’s edge. To stop this from happening, we can seal off any openings in the side of the vent using a Ridge Guard. After we have sealed the vents, we can repair your roof to make it animal-proof. If you can provide us with photos of your roof, we will be able to give you a better idea of if the critters are entering your house through it.
Gable vents on many homes are a common entry point for wildlife, including squirrels and raccoons. These vents provide airflow to your attic during hot weather. They may be covered or have a small flap which can be easily pried open with an animal’s paw. To secure these vents, we can place a wire mesh that allows airflow but not animal entry. We can also repair any damage to the vent flaps or replace any wood that has become rotted.
Dryer vents provide rodents with a way in. Rodents will often chew their way into your home using these vents if they find themselves migrating from one building to the next looking for food or shelter. The airflow through dryer vents keeps the birds alive so we need to seal off any vent openings and secure the areas with metal mesh.
Birds love dryer vents because of the warmth that is moving through them. As birds use dryer vents to access nesting spaces, you may see an increase in your electricity bills. Installation of common vent guards is the best protection.
Raccoons and squirrels love to get inside 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 also love the fascia on your house. The fascia is what would be underneath the gutter at the edge of your roof if you had gutters. It’s a longboard covering any gap between your roof and your roofing. 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 crawl under your home’s 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.
One of the easiest ways animals can enter a house is through its chimney. We use chimney caps that will prevent this entryway, or we will remove and replace chimney liners if we need to get rid of critters that are already inside.
Squirrels, bats and raccoons all love to find a cozy place inside the chimney. It is difficult for animal control agencies to inspect this access point due to the risk of fire 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 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. It is best to cover any gaps with steel mesh to keep rodents out, then cover the pipe openings with a cap. This prevents animals and allows for air to flow freely throughout your home.
Wildlife Damage Repair Service
After your wildlife exclusion has been completed, you need to repair any damage caused by rodents or other pests. Wild animals can make their entrance into your home larger by chewing and scratching at it. Some of the damage can be quite ugly.
Our wildlife damage repair services are top-notch among pest control providers. We have the skills and experience required to repair any form of wildlife damage. Our contractors are skilled at replacing damaged drywall, insulation, wood, and other building materials by themselves or with a team. They have the experience and knowledge to fix your home quickly and efficiently, reducing the likelihood of suffering 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. 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. Attics can be restored to their former glory 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 trapped or encouraged to go. Once their home has been sealed, they will not be able to come back in. This article provides information on how professional wildlife removal services can solve the problems created by wild animals in the house. AAAC Wildlife Removal can help you with your wildlife removal needs.