You may hear pest control services frequently encourage proper pest exclusion strategies. When homeowners hear the term “exclusion,” they often wonder what that fully entails and how they can have better pest exclusion strategies at their home. There are many pests seeking to enter inside your home. With proper pest exclusion, you can keep most pests out of your home. Pre-Empt Pest Control will share what pest exclusion means and what you can do to have proper pest exclusion.
What is Pest Exclusion?
Pest exclusion is the method used to keep pests out of your home. Pests are often on the outside seeking ways to get inside your home for food, water, or shelter. Different pests will invade a home for a variety of different reasons. Some pests, such as rodents or cockroaches, can harbor disease and viruses, while other pests such as spiders and scorpions have venomous bites that sting. Keeping pests out of a home is in the best interest of the household. There are a number of different ways to practice proper exclusion which will help keep your home pest free.
Home Sealing for Pest Control
There are a few weak points in every home that pests can use to enter inside, beginning with the doors. Exterior doors can often allow pest to enter your home. Doors have weatherstripping along the door frame which seals out the outside world from your home. Weatherstripping can become damaged and need to be replaced. When weatherstripping no longer is doing its job, pests can squeeze their way inside the home. You can check your door very simply. While inside, stand in front of the door and if you see any daylight coming through, then the weatherstripping needs to be replaced. Another common point of entry is the windows. Windows may not close fully or have properly functioning screens to keep pests out. The windows in the entire home need to be inspected as well as their screens. Windows may need repair or screen replacement to keep out the pests. Window frames can also develop cracks or gaps which need to be filled in from time to time.
Insect & Pest Proof Vents
Pests love to enter inside the home through the attic. Attics have vents or roof vents to allow proper air flow throughout the attic. These vents have gaps large enough to let birds and rats inside. You will want to cover the vents will a mesh like material. Do not close or block the vent or you can develop roofing problems. However, use a ventilated material that can allow proper air flow but keep the pests out of the attic. This is also true about chimneys. Birds and rats like to nest or enter the home through the chimney. You may need to also cover the top of the chimney with a wire mesh to keep pests out of your home.
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The last part of pest exclusion is using a pest control service to come and help provide a barrier around your home. Pests such as spiders, ants, cockroaches, and scorpions can be controlled when a pest technician routinely comes and sprays pest control products around the outside and inside of your home when needed.For quality pest control services contact Pre-Empt Pest Control and schedule our services today.