What is Rodent Exclusion?

Mice and rats are only cute outside. Find out about our rodent exclusion service to keep them out of your home.
Mice and rats are only cute outside. Find out about our rodent exclusion service to keep them out of your home.

Do mice, rats, or other pesky animals keep finding their way into your home? The process of identifying potential animal entry points and taking preventative measures to keep these animals out is known as exclusion. Although the term is usually associated with rodent exclusion, it is also necessary for other pests such as racoons, bats, birds, and squirrels.

Why Do Rodents Enter?

Food, water, and shelter are the three basic ingredients that animals need to survive and thrive. Temperature changes cause wildlife to seek alternative sources of food, water, and shelter. Aromas from the kitchen leak outside, enticing animals in the surrounding area to come inside. Plumbing vents function as both a water source and a shelter. In the chilly winter, heat radiated through walls may attract animals. Nesting habitat for animals can be found in roof vents, bathroom exhaust vents, and holes in the foundation or siding.

If you allow them access to your property, and if it offers them food, water, and shelter, animals will keep breaking in until you stop them from doing so.

Effective Rodent Exclusion Techniques

The first step in rodent exclusion is identifying the gaps in your property’s exterior and interior. Did you know mice can squeeze through gaps as small as the width of a pencil? It might also surprise you that rats can fit through quarter-sized openings!

A professional is required to successfully seal gaps. Our American Crawl Space trained technicians can perform this sealing process, which varies depending on the type of gap.

While some might argue that saturating your property with traps and bait is the best way to get rid of pests, this only deals with the symptom of an infestation and not the root of the problem. Eliminating the one mouse that is currently in your facility does nothing to stop more from entering behind it. You need comprehensive rodent exclusion services.

American Crawl Space Rodent Exclusion Method

Be Present

In order to ensure complete exclusion of pests, we need access to every area of your home, so it’s best that you be present while the exclusion process is being carried out.

Length of Service

The time required for an initial exclusion inspection depends on the size and complexity of the property. You will be informed of any necessary follow-up actions (i.e., repairs) and given a cost and timeline estimation for the exclusion procedure.

Treatment Durability

Our treatment should last for a period of time in a perfect situation. For the purpose of catching rodents establishing fresh entryways into your home, we advise enrolling in a year-round program.

Exclusion is Safe

Exclusion is a green solution because no materials other than building materials are used.

Allow No Rodents into Your Home

Consider getting in touch with the American Crawl Space exclusion team if you notice any indications that rodents or wildlife are breaching the structure or any openings in the foundation. For many years, our trained technicians have been getting rid of rodents and other pest animals from homes and businesses in the Seattle area. We are now prepared to do the same for your home.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our rodent exclusion services or our exclusion process.