In-depth Wildlife Exclusion

Wildlife Exclusion Services

Wildlife exclusion may sound like a simple term for helping to remove and prevent wildlife from taking up residence in your property, but it actually has a very specific definition. Wildlife exclusion refers to the lasting success of your wildlife removal efforts, and it usually includes a process of inspecting your home for any potential wildlife entry points, meticulously sealing off those entry points, removing food and water sources and other features that may attract wildlife, and monitoring these solutions over time to watch for signs of attempted reentry. 

Wildlife exclusion can be done before any signs of wildlife entry as a long-term precaution or after a wildlife removal to ensure that the problem doesn’t become recurrent. It’s important to include wildlife exclusion as part of a holistic plan to remove any nuisance wildlife from your property; wildlife removal without subsequent exclusion is virtually doomed to fail at some point in the future.

Here are some of the most common areas that require wildlife exclusion attention: 

  • Roofs: Many animals are drawn to rooflines when they’re looking for a safe, dry place to call home. Why? The elevation helps to protect against predators, and roofs are vulnerable to breakdown over time that exposes cracks and openings. While you may not notice these entry points unless you regularly inspect your roof, many different animal species will recognize the opening and either enter your ceiling or attic space or nest right in or around your roof. 
  • Soffits: Soffits (the underside of the overhang where your roof meets your siding) are popular destinations for wildlife for all the same reasons as your roof. This is one of the most common places we see wildlife intrusions. 
  • Vent openings: Your home needs several natural vent openings to allow for the passage of air, steam, and smoke out of your space. However, these features can make for easy passage of many unwanted critters, too. 
  • Foundations: Over time, most foundations will start to expose slight cracks and openings. While this doesn’t typically affect the structural integrity of your home, it does provide easy access points for smaller animals and rodents. 
  • Pipes: Like vents, pipes are necessary to create a passage of water and waste in your home. But, when the pipes drain out to a point that’s accessible to wildlife, they become an easy entrance into the interior of your home. 

Experienced wildlife exclusion professionals, like our team at Complete Wildlife Removal, will be well versed in the common entry points for a variety of different structure types, the preferred methods of entry across different species, the latest products on the market used to seal openings, and how each of those methods is likely to hold up against your particular threat. 

If you’re having trouble with wildlife infestations and need a solution, give us a call for a free quote. We’ll tackle wildlife removal, wildlife exclusion, and restoration of any damage that may have been caused by the animal. We’re based out of Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah and currently serve clients across Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho. We’d love to hear from you! 

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