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 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. We are experts in exclusion and can safely and effectively exclude your problem animals.
We can help if you have animals living in your home or within the walls of your property. We will seal any animal entry points we find. These include holes in floors, cracks around pipes, and anything else that could allow an animal to enter 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. You can’t just trap them. The first infestation might be exterminated, but without wildlife exclusion, you’re just waiting for the next one to emerge. 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 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. In some cases, we do this by drilling rubber grommets (or metal grommets) on top of the hole. This seals it tight. In other cases, we can use wire mesh to plug cover the holes. Third, we will cover the blocked hole with weatherproof fabric to keep out 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
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 intentionally leave the hole open to allow us to use it to exclude your nuisance wildlife. Once we have identified the problem, we can either place a live trap there or use 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. The door should be opened so the animal can pass through but too small to allow them to turn around and exit. Next, we place the bait on the opposite side of the hole and close it. The animal will then go in. 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: Set traps near openings that could be used by animals to gain entry. We can lure the animals into our trap by placing them near these openings. We place bait in the trap and once an animal gets 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 tool that will keep your animal inside. Once caught, technicians from our company will get rid of it.
Popular access points for animal entry
A wildlife pest control specialist must examine all ways in which wildlife can enter your home. AAAC Wildlife Removal is thorough. Here is a list of the most common ways animals can get into your home.
Bats typically enter attics through the ridge vent, which is a metal strip that runs along the edge of the roof. Ridge Guard can be used to close any openings on the vent side. After the vents have been sealed, we can complete a roof repair to ensure your home is 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 are found in many homes and allow wildlife such as squirrels and raccoons to enter. These vents are intended to allow for airflow to your attic, even in hot weather. 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 are an excellent entry point for birds and rodents. 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 keep the birds alive so we need to seal off any vent openings and secure the areas with metal mesh.
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 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 as good as new and your rodent family will be gone for good.
Wild animals also love the fascia on your house. If you have gutters, the fascia would be under the gutter at your roof’s edge. 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 the eaves of your house and can get in through them. The edges of your roof at the edge of the house are known as eaves. Our technicians can either use metal mesh to secure the area, or install special eaves guards to keep wildlife out.
One of the most common ways that animals enter a home is through the chimney. We can either use chimney caps to block this entryway or remove and replace chimney liner if it is necessary to eliminate critters already living in the home.
Bats, squirrels, and raccoons love to find a warm place to sleep inside the chimney. This is a difficult access point for animal control companies to check as fire hazards and venting are present. 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 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 it will also enhance the appearance of your home 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
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. This can cause unsightly 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 can repair damaged drywall, insulation, and wood by themselves or in a group. They also have the knowledge needed to repair your home quickly and efficiently to reduce the risk that you will experience future animal damage.
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A terrible infestation may have contaminated your attic with urine, blood and feces. 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 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 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. You can humanely trap or encourage wildlife to leave. After their openings have been sealed, they won’t be able to return. This article provides information about a professional wildlife exclusion service that resolves the problems caused by wild animals. AAAC Wildlife Removal offers a professional wildlife exclusion service. Call us today!