Wildlife exclusion is an essential part of any wildlife control and prevention solution in Clearwater and Pinellas County. Exclusion is the system whereby all entry points into your home, and its structure are inspected and sealed off to prevent the infestation of rodents or other wildlife creatures. Once an animal has entered your home and nested, removal is only the first step in protecting your property. Without wildlife exclusion, animals will find their way back in and continue to use your home as a place to dwell. The exclusion process is a method to set up a barrier between your home and the wildlife that is trying to get in and will serve as a long-term solution to any wildlife infestation.
What is Wildlife Exclusion?
Home wildlife exclusion is the proactive approach to preventing wildlife from invading your home or other structure. This is a long-term solution that keeps rodents and wildlife where they belong, outside of your home. Oftentimes, home exclusion systems for rodents and wildlife are presented as merely making repairs to the house. It involves sealing up areas of your home when wildlife and rodents can enter.
The Exclusion Process
The exclusion process happens in two phases:
- Fortification of Your Home’s Entry Points, Structure, and Foundation
Phase one involves the fortification of all entry points into your home and its access points. A properly trained wildlife technician will inspect and analyze the entirety of your home’s exterior and discover any weak points that a rodent or wildlife such as rats, bats, squirrels, etc. could enter into. These potential openings will be properly sealed, repaired, or fortified using materials and caulking to prevent wildlife from future entry. Then traps will be set and distributed throughout the affected area to begin catching the wildlife still left inside the property.
- Removal and Cleanup of Wildlife or Rodent from your Home
Once your home is properly fortified and all access points have been sealed off from the outside, wildlife or rodents need to be evacuated from the areas, and a disinfectant process needs to occur. Wildlife can carry harmful diseases on their bodies and in their feces. Droppings and urine can cause health issues for humans and pets, and rodents can cause substantial destruction on your property while inhabiting it. All of which needs to be cleaned up, removed, repaired, and properly sanitized.
Exclusion Points of Major Concern
There are specific places in a home or business where rodents and wildlife can enter. These places need exclusion:
- Roof returns
- Vent openings
- Pipe and Utility openings
- Cracks and holes around the foundation
Rodents and other wildlife creatures are continually searching for a dry, warm place to take shelter, nest, and reproduce. They also love to chew through electrical wires, which can cause significant damage and house fires. The winter months are prime time for wildlife infestation as the outside elements become too harsh for wildlife to survive, and they strive to find a safe place to inhabit.
Rodent and Wildlife Inspection
If you need help with a rodent or wildlife infestation or assistance sealing up entry points, then give us a call at 727-204-8461 and let one of our certified technicians give you a hand.
About World Class Wildlife Removal
Healthy, safe, organic, and ultra-effective rodent removal services located in Clearwater serving the wildlife removal needs of Tampa, and the Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Sarasota counties. To request a free inspection, call us at 727-204-8461 or contact us online.