Rodent Exclusion

Rodent Exclusion

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Rodent Exclusion, is also known as rodent proofing. This is the method of using rodent proof materials to seal off rodent entry points on and in and around a home or building. It’s crucial to locate all the rodent entry points and seal them off. The survival instincts of rats and mice are undeniable and if you miss sealing off any entry points theses tiny but intelligent creatures will be sure to find the entry points you missed and will continue to enter your home or building. You must inspect the entire structure, inside and out, top to bottom and identify all the rodent entry points. The material you use to rodent proof your home or building must be material rats and mice can’t chew through. Some examples of rodent proof materials are galvanized steel screen, metal flashing and concrete. Never use foam in a can to seal rodent entry points off, rodents will chew right through the soft material.

Rodent Exclusion Training:

Rodent proofing a home or building requires extensive knowledge of rodent behaviors, abilities and capabilities. The understanding of  how homes and buildings are constructed. The skill and experience in dealing with rodents, and the proper use of rodent proof materials. You must understand the “WHY” behind rodent exclusion. Our Rodent Exclusion Technicians go through 12 weeks of training learning the why. If you don’t know the why behind rodent exclusion the rodents win the war. Learning the “why” requires a mixture of on the job and classroom training,  learning everything from, rodent behaviors, abilities and capabilities, how to repair rodent entry points, how to properly block and seal off rodent entry points using rodent exclusion materials, so rodents can’t penetrate any of the repairs we make to the home or building. This job isn’t just going into a home or building and slapping up or hanging up a few screens, there’s real science behind what we do.

Rodent Exclusion: Is Step 2 of 4 In Our Proven Rodent Process

This is a scheduled appointment performed by our Rodent Exclusion Technician who will seal off all the rodent entry points on your home or building identified and documented by our rodent inspector during step 1, the initial inspection. Our Exclusion Technician will follow the digital Rodent Exclusion Report and detailed map your inspector completed to seal off all the entry points indicated on the report and located on the map. On this visit your Exclusion Technician will check the trapping system that was installed during step 1 the initial inspection, remove any rodents caught and reset the traps.

Rats and Mice Easily Chew Through Building Materials To Enter Homes and Buildings!

Rats and mice can do a lot of damage! Rats can burrow, chew and gnaw wood, sheet rock, insulation, vapor barriers, and many other structural components and stored items. They can chew and gnaw entry holes anywhere from the ground to the roof and only need an opening of  a 1/4″ to 1/2″ of an inch to gain access. The gallery below illustrates all the various things rats and mice can chew through to gain entry into your home. This is why it’s so important to have the proper rodent and rodent exclusion training to understand the “why” to block rats and mice out!

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