Animal proofing is a major component in effective pest control.
Animal Proofing, or as we typically call it in the pest industry, Mechanical Exclusion is a major component in effective pest control practices. Mechanical exclusion is the process of physically excluding animals, rodents and insects from a building such as a house, office building or any man-made structure. Animal proofing your home or workplace is imperative for long lasting prevention. The animals/rodents we get most calls for are squirrels, birds, bats, raccoons and mice. Squirrels can cause an immense amount of damage when they get into attics. They will chew on wires, causing fire hazards, they will tear up insulation and shred HVAC units as well. Birds tend to roost is inside when there has been previous damage from other rodents or mother nature…same with bats roosting inside. Birds can carry mites and diseases and can make a huge mess with their droppings. Over time the droppings will stain and can even deteriorate surfaces causing further damage to parts of the building at the site and below.