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 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 around utility penetration
Gap around plumbing
Pest Resistant Materials We Use
- Door sweeps
- ¼” Stainless steel screen mesh
- and more
Each building and infestation is different so the type of materials needed will be determined during the initial inspection.
Installed door sweep
Installation of ¼” stainless steel screen mesh
Xcluder fill fabric to close openings around pipes
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