You can use traps or bait to get rid of wildlife pests in or on your property, or you can call for a professional exterminator if the infestation is severe enough. But if you or an exterminator remove the pests without addressing how they got into your home to begin with, it’s probably only a matter of time before another one like it takes its place. Luckily there is a way to keep wildlife pests out for good, and that is through wildlife exclusion.
What is Wildlife Exclusion?
Wildlife exclusion is also described as home or humane exclusion. Other forms of extermination rely on traps, baits, and pesticides – all designed to be fatal to pests that come across them. Wildlife exclusion, on the other hand, focuses less on the infestation and more on the building itself.
Consider that you have a squirrel or rat in your attic. You manage to catch it, but a week later you hear that familiar scratching up above you again. Another one? So you get that one taken care of, and then a month goes by and once again there is the pitter-patter of pests pacing along the slats of your attic floor. It just keeps happening. But let’s say you choose instead to contact Arrow Exterminating for an exclusion inspection. We would send a technician to look at your house from top to bottom, inside and out. During this inspection they may find something like a chewed gap in one of the shingles on your roof, perfectly sized for a furry member of the Great Outdoors to slip on through. In this case, our technician would replace the shingle, while also sealing a few other spots along the house, and in one or two sessions it will be done.
And just like that, no more squirrels. No more rats. Far less stress, sleepless nights, and unnecessary expenses.
Benefits of Wildlife Exclusion for Homeowners
You can actually live the benefits of wildlife exclusion when you find yourself worrying less about wildlife getting into your home on a day-to-day basis. Rodents are stopped by the caulk and epoxy used to seal the cracks in your foundation. Raccoons and bats can’t get past the mesh wire covering your attic vent. None of these animals will be hurt by any attempts to get in – their efforts just won’t work. They’ll be outside, you’ll be inside, and you’ll both be better for it. And all of this without the use of pesticides!
Pesticides have a place in the exterminating industry, though they are often overused in circumstances where other, more eco-friendly methods could work – and perhaps work better. If you live in a home with animals, children or other sensitive individuals, you might not want to use pesticides or toxic baits. These are the kinds of things that would be difficult to avoid with termites or ants, and other pests that are too small and vast to remove one at a time. It’s if we’re dealing with a bigger animal, though, we have a better way of doing things.
Benefits of Wildlife Exclusion for Animals
When you think about it, it’s hard to blame wildlife for trying to get into your home. The outdoors can be cold and scary and difficult to survive in. All they’re really looking for is a source of food, shelter and safety. They might find that in a cave, or they may find it in your attic. It just depends on what’s easier to access.
Many animals that we consider pests are actually surprisingly smart. They would have to be to snake their way through structural vulnerabilities the way we know they can do. After a quality job of wildlife exclusion, they’ll quickly realize that your property is suddenly not as sure of a thing as it appeared from a distance. And once they realize that they’ll leave to find somewhere else to go, and most of the time they won’t come back. Because what’s the point, right? Your home is no longer open for business. It can be that easy.
Wildlife Exclusion From Arrow Exterminating
All animals in New York City and Long Island have a role to play in the ecosystem, even the ones most would consider annoying. We at Arrow Exterminating Company understand this, which is why we offer wildlife exclusion for homes across Long Island and the five boroughs. With one inspection you can learn what your home needs to keep out pests of all varieties no matter the season. No animals get hurt, and you can go back to enjoying nature from a reasonable distance. Contact us today to get started!