Wildlife And Pest Exclusion
Benjamin Franklin gets credit for saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” a phrase which is as true today as it was when he first said it, and the pest control industry is no different. Exclusion is the prevention technique of sealing up holes in the perimeter of your home, regardless of size, as an effort to keep pests from entering in the first place. This is more than just looking at the exterior walls of the home where bugs might get it. Pests can enter your property through everything from fences to windows to holes in the roof. If pests can’t enter the property, there won’t be a problem with pests on the property.
Many different pests may want to call your property their new home, and the only guarantee on your end is that they’re not coming with rent money. Whether plugging tiny holes that insects, mice, and rats can get through with caulk or other filling substances or using metal or wire meshes to close up holes in barriers like fences or floorboards, the list of techniques the exclusion experts like New Day Pest Control use are endless. We can place a cap over the opening for chimneys, and roof and dryer vents that allows proper airflow but blocks access to curious critters. The windows and doors can also be fitted with barriers. If pests are already inside an enclosure, one-way doors can be used with great effect. This is less stressful for the animal and allows an exit but bars re-entry like an overzealous
Some pests, such as bats, are protected by government entities like the EPA, which means that we must take special care to make sure they are not hurt or killed by prevention efforts. While this can be difficult with bats because they return to the same place to roost yearly, there are strategies that we can employ to make your structures less appealing to them. If your property permits, we can even install a bat house to provide you relief, while helping with conservation efforts.
Another common strategy used in conjunction with exclusion is habitat modification. This includes landscaping a property to reduce the access animals have to the structure. This can include cutting tree limbs back more than six feet from a roof, changing the plants you grow in your garden, moving bushes away from the foundation, or adding fencing around a yard.
Whether your pest problem is big or small, flying or burrowing, New Day Pest Control can do whatever we can to help. We’ve successfully been helping people get rid of pests for years, and we’d love to add you to our family.
The problem with pests is, sometimes, no matter how hard you try to get rid of them on your own, they won’t seem to go away. Luckily for residents of Essex, Passaic, and Bergen Counties, New Day Pest Control is waiting to help you get rid of your problem pests no matter what it takes. Contact us today for a free estimate and we can go over the services w provide.