RODENT EXCLUSION WORK
RODENT CONTROL + EXCLUSION = BEST PRACTICE
Mice and rats pest control is much less challenging if proper exclusion is taken care of in a timely manner. Rodent exclusion is a preventative tactic that involves sealing up areas of your building where pests are likely to enter. Essentially, denying rats and mice access to the building in the first place. If your Vancouver home or business had a rodent problem last year and there was no exclusion work done, the issue is bound to occur again this year. Pestcheck utilizes exterior monitoring stations in order to set up an effective line of defense. This is paired with smart exclusion and ongoing vigilance.
Rodents, particularly rats, are smarter than you may think. You can eliminate every rodent in your house. But, if a few members of the pack are out exploring during the trapping process, they will find their way home.
SO, WHAT IS EXCLUSION?
Exclusion is the process of identifying and sealing all possible entry points in your home.
Common exclusion repair sites include:
- Obvious rodent holes
- Vents and other openings
- Windows and exterior doors
- Drains and piping
HOW DOES IT HELP IMMEDIATELY?
Exclusion makes trapping a quicker and less complicated process. Once the exclusion repairs are completed and food sources are eliminated, it will take a few weeks for the trapping process to be completed. The food in the traps will be tempting, but rodents are skittish. It will take them a while to trust the traps. Once the traps consistently come up empty, the removal process will be considered a success.
HOW DOES IT HELP IN THE LONG TERM?
By eliminating easy access points, exclusion is one of the most reliable methods of preventing re-infestation. It blocks any rodents that were away from the nest from returning. Furthermore, it discourages newcomers from trying to find their way in.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
Part of your prevention plan includes suggestions on stopping rodents from returning to your property. It can be useful to ask your neighbours to follow the same steps. If one house becomes infested, the neighbouring houses can be at risk.
Common suggestions include:
- Cutting branches that overhang your home
- Removing bird feeders from your property
- Storing firewood away from your home
- Removing vines growing up the sides of your home
- Sealing dry foods in plastic containers
- Keeping food, like fruit, off of counter tops
- Sealing pet food and water away overnight
- Fix leaky pipes and faucets
- Sealing trash cans and compost containers and relocating them farther away from your home
In addition, you may be interested in the following pest control services we provide:
The bottom line is to defend your home or business and make sure rodents are not invited inside.
EXCLUSION WORK - LET'S DO THIS
We devise a plan that is cost effective for your home or business, and provides you the peace of mind to focus on enjoying your home or growing your business.