Eliminating established pest infestations can be challenging. That is why it is important to take a proactive approach to managing pests. By eliminating entry points and harborage in structures you will be able to prevent future pest problems. You will also reduce the amount of time and money spent on reactive pest control services.
Limiting or completely removing pest access points to structures is a fundamental aspect of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This entails identifying structural deficiencies that allow pest entry, using the appropriate exclusion materials, and installing these pest resistant materials the correct way. This is a guide detailing the proper tools and techniques you can use to seal up your structure and keep pests out.
1. Metal flashing
2. Perforated metal
3. Rodent exclusion fabric - Stuff-it (Copper wool), Xcluder (stainless steel and polyblend backer)
4. Stainless steel ¼ inch screen mesh
5. Sealant for sealing crevices smaller than ¼ inch
6. Caulking backer rod for pre-filling crevices that will be sealed
7. Rubber gasketing for crevices smaller than ¼ inch
1. Gap around utility line
2. Wall Void
3. Electrical Chase