Rodent and Insect Exclusion Services

The key to avoiding pest infestations is preventing them from getting inside your property in the first place. This is a proactive approach and could save you time, money and frustration later on down the road.

Pest prevention is a major component of our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach. If you have a pest problem we can provide a thorough inspection that identifies how pests are entering your building. Our trained technicians can also provide the repairs or modifications to keep them out.

Rodent Proofing

Rodent proofing means closing rodent entry points to keep them out of structures. Any hole or gap a rat or mouse can fit its skull through or under should be considered a possible entry point. Any hole larger than 1/4″ for a mouse and 1/2″ for a rat.

Rodent Entry Points

  • Broken screens or vents
  • Gaps around utility pipes
  • Breaks and gaps in the foundation
  • Gaps under or between doors
Gap under door allowing rodent entry

Gap under door allowing rodent entry

Broken screen around plumbing allowing rodent entry

Gap around utility penetration

Gap around plumbing allowing rodent entry

Gap around plumbing

Pest Resistant Materials We Use

  • Door sweeps
  • ¼” Stainless steel screen mesh
  • Concrete
  • Xcluder
  • and more

Each building and infestation is different so the type of materials needed will be determined during the initial inspection.

Xcluder door sweep to keep rodents out

Installed door sweep

Technician installing screen mesh for rodent exclusion

Installation of ¼” stainless steel screen mesh

Technician cutting Xcluder fabric to close a rodent entry point

Xcluder fill fabric to close openings around pipes

Insect Exclusion

From our professional experience and work with other leaders in the IPM industry we know that pest exclusion is an important part of IPM. Insects like cockroaches and bed bugs can fit into even smaller gaps than rodents. This can be very problematic. Especially in multi-unit housing.

A test we use to locate potential pest harborages is the business card check. If we can slide a business card in a crack and crevice it is a space that cockroaches and bed bugs can use.

Insect Entry Points and Hiding Places

  • Gaps behind baseboards
  • Joints where cabinets touch the floor and walls
  • Voids under cabinets