What is Wildlife Exclusion?
Exclusion involves sealing the entry points of animals into your home and business. This will prevent them from coming back 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 is able to provide humane exclusion services for all wildlife that might pose a risk to your home and business. Our exclusion experts are well-trained to safely and accurately complete the task.
If you have animals living under your house or inside the walls of your building, we can help! 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
Nuisance wildlife may have somehow managed to enter your home or business, and you are now thinking about trapping and getting 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. These are the steps that we use to end the cycle of infestations using animal exclusion methods:
Find and seal all entry points:
We need to find all possible entry points for animals. This could include holes in floors, cement cracks surrounding pipes – basically any way that an animal could get into your house or business. This can also include holes in roof shingles, roof flashing, and eaves. Then we block off those access points. We can also use rubber grommets, or metal grommets, to seal the hole. We can also use wire mesh to cover holes. Third, we will cover the blocked hole with weatherproof fabric to keep out rain, snow, and wind. Lastly, we need to wait and see if there are any other openings that could lead animals inside your building before sealing them off as well.
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 hole, we can either use a live trap or a one-way door.
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. 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 hole, close it, and wait for the animal to go in. 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 the their side.
Live traps: We place traps close to any openings on the roof or outside that animals might use to enter your home. These openings are ideal for trapping animals so that we don’t have the hassle of dealing with them. Once an animal has entered the trap, 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 extremely thorough. But, here’s a quick list of common entry points animals use in order to 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. 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 throught it.
Raccoons, squirrels, and other types of wildlife typically enter through the gable vents found on so many homes. 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. A wire mesh can be placed to allow airflow, but prevent animals from entering these vents. We can also repair any damage to the vent flaps or replace any wood that has become rotted.
Dryer vents are an excellent entry point for birds and rodents. If they are migrating to find shelter or food, rodents will likely chew their way into your house through dryer vents. Dryer vents provide enough airflow to keep them alive. Therefore, it is crucial that we seal the vents and secure any openings with metal mesh.
The warm airflow that flows through dryer vents is what birds like. Your electricity bill may increase or decrease as dryer vents are used by birds to access their nest. Installation of common vent guards is the best protection.
Damaged soffits are a perfect entry point for rodents like squirrels and raccoons to climb into attics. A professional wildlife removal service operator will replace any wood that has rotted and seal the openings using metal mesh or closures. Your soffit will look like new, and all rodents will be gone.
Wild animals love to visit the fascia of a house. The fascia, if you have gutters on your roof, is the area that would be beneath the gutter. It’s a longboard covering any gap between your roof and your roofing. 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 climb up your roof through the eaves. Eaves are where your roof meets the side of your house. Our technicians can secure gaps with metal mesh for wildlife exclusion. We can also install special eaves protectors that will prevent animals entering again.
A chimney is one of the most common entry points for animals into a home. If a critter is already inside, we can simply remove and replace chimney liners to get rid of the animal.
Bats, squirrels, raccoons, and other small animals love to rest in the chimney. It is difficult for animal control agencies to inspect this access point due to the risk of fire and venting. To locate animals, we will use flameless heat detector cameras. Or, we can remove the cap and replace it.
Cracks in the foundation
Foundation cracks can be a favorite entry point for rodents. We can repair foundation cracks by using a cement-filler compound. Rodents will not be able to enter the walls again. This repair is animal-proof and will make your home look great from the outside.
Exposed pipes are an easy way for rodents to gain entry into your home. The best prevention for this is to secure any gaps with metal mesh, and then cover up pipe openings with a cap that prevents animals from entering again while allowing air to freely move through all spaces in 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. 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 some serious damage.
Our wildlife damage restoration services are the best among pest control companies. We have the contracting and carpentry experience needed to repair even the most complex forms of wildlife damage. Our contractors are capable of replacing damaged drywall or insulation with other building materials either on their own or in teams. They also have the knowledge needed to repair your home quickly and efficiently to reduce the risk that you will experience future animal damage.
Your attic could be infested by a nasty infestation and may contain urine, feces, or blood. This can create quite the stench as well as a fit environment for mold growth. Our pest control specialists will replace any contaminated insulation with fresh materials that have been treated against moisture and 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. Our attic restoration services will make your attic look brand new!
Wild animal pest control
We are proud to offer wildlife animal removal services to the surrounding areas of Palm Bay, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, West Melbourne, Malabar, Grant Valkaria and anywhere in the Treasure Coast area!
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 leave, then unable to get back in after their openings in the home have been sealed. This article provides information on how professional wildlife removal services can solve the problems created by wild animals in the house. Call AAAC Wildlife Removal today for an expert wildlife exclusion service!