Find Out if Full Exclusion or Partial Exclusion is Best for Your Home’s Defense from Rodents & Wildlife
Spoiler Alert: Full exclusion is the way to go! While other companies only seal one or two holes, Catseye Pest Control has a different approach.
Wildlife exclusion for rats, bats, and other unwanted wildlife like squirrels, though not a new discovery, is one that is making its mark among pest control companies and homeowners across the United States.
However, not all wildlife exclusion services are the same.
Local pest pressures, location, weather, and expertise are all important factors in determining the type of home and wildlife exclusion services available.
What is Home Exclusion?
Home exclusion is the proactive approach to preventing wildlife from invading your home or other structure. This is a long-term solution that keeps rodents and wildlife where they belong — outside.
Oftentimes, home exclusion systems for rodents and wildlife are presented as simply making repairs to the home.
These wildlife exclusion services are typically limited to sealing chimneys, covering holes, or filling in gaps. While that may work temporarily, the most successful form of home exclusion accomplishes two things:
1. Extracts the rodent(s) or wildlife from the home.
2. Excludes the animal – rodent or other wildlife – from the places they are entering as well as the entry points they may find in the future.
Rodent and wildlife exclusion is viewed as a proactive approach in preventing critters from invading your home. This effort is a long-term solution in keeping pests and wildlife outside where they belong.
Home Exclusion Systems
Unlike traditional pest-problem solutions that involve harmful chemicals and dangerous traps — both which might not solve the problem anyway — the best exclusion solution permanently guards your home, business, and other structures against any future rodent and wildlife problem after they are completely removed from the property.
Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems, Catseye Pest Control’s proprietary wildlife exclusion solution, is a multi-level service that provides thorough coverage for all areas of the home, from the foundation (and even underground), around the bottom of the structure, and all the way to the roofline.
Cat-Guard Exclusion Systems consists of three parts:
- Upper Cat-Guard
- Lower Cat-Guard
Each of these wildlife exclusion components serve as a solution for wildlife problems.
Upper Cat-Guard Wildlife Barrier
Much like the basement, the attic provides wildlife with a safe, dry space to live, especially during the winter months.
If rodents and other wildlife find their way into the attic and begin to multiply, it can become a serious issue for the structure — and your wallet.
That’s where Upper Cat-Guard comes in.
From the top of the first-floor windows to the peak of the roof, Upper Cat-Guard shields your home from mice (yes, mice can climb), bats, birds, squirrels and other nuisance wildlife that may find their way inside through the upper part of the structure.
Trained technicians replace and/or seal soffit and fascia with construction-grade materials, while also sealing ridge vents and any other gaps that could act as an entry for these unwanted animal intruders.
Lower Cat-Guard Wildlife Barrier
Most homes have weak spots or areas that make the home susceptible to wildlife and rodent activity. These weak spots can be caused by old age or because of imperfections during the building process. Houses can also expand with weather conditions which can lead to cracks in the foundation.
Over time, old homes may develop cracks in the foundation, or other weak spots in the lower level of the house that can make the home more susceptible to wildlife and rodent activity.
If a rodent, like a mouse, enters a home through the basement, it can develop into a larger problem due to mice droppings — which can be hazardous to human health. Mice and other wildlife will use the insulation as a material for their nests or nibble on wiring, presenting you with electrical problems.
The Lower Cat-Guard Wildlife Barrier is the first floor’s main line of defense, covering the bases of the first-floor windows down to the ground.
Using premium metal to seal-up the entire area where the home meets the foundation, home repair professionals from Catseye make sure all visible holes are filled in, including holes in the foundation, gaps in siding, J-channel, and window trim, as well as corner posts.
This process ensures there is no way for rodents and wildlife to get into the lower half of the home.
Trench-Guard Wildlife Barrier
As a combative measure, our system uses underground trenching and a rigid permanent barrier to prevent nuisance wildlife from digging under structures and potentially causing damage.
If you believe you have a wildlife problem, contact pest control professionals today for a free inspection. It’s the right choice for your family and your home — your two most prized investments.
You can sleep peacefully knowing your home and family are safe with our full exclusion services.