Exclusion work is the process of eliminating any access points for rodents and solving any underlying issues that may be creating an environment where pests are able to thrive. These can include leaky plumbing, drafts in basements, or holes in the walls that provide easy access to the outside. Exclusion work can also be part of a more comprehensive pest management program that includes both non-invasive and lethal methods tailored to your specific needs.
In order to do effective exclusion work, you need to know what type of pest is present. Bullseye Pest Management will use visual inspection and specialized traps to tell if rodents are present. If you’re unsure which species is causing problems, Bullseye Pest Management can identify unseen pests based on location of nesting, damage, waste and entries. Once you’ve confirmed that there are rodents in your home or business, there are several things Bullseye Pest Management can do to prevent them from coming back. Both external and internal exclusion work can help.
External exclusion work involves removing all potential entry points such as holes in walls, gaps between doors, cracks or crevices near the ground, or loose shingles. This is especially important if you have outdoor access points such as broken windows or doors that are not properly sealed shut.
To effectively exclude rodents from your property, Bullseye Pest Management must cover all potential entry points, including cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows and door frames, and gaps around electrical cords. This can involve sealing up holes in the walls with caulk or expanding foam. Finally, it is important to keep the area clean and sanitary. Make sure trash cans are kept closed and that there are no food items stored around your home. It is important to remember that even if you take all these steps, there may still be a chance that a rodent will find its way into your home if you do not keep conditions sanitary and not conducive to feeding rodents.