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What Is a Rodent Exclusion?

If you’ve ever dealt with a rodent infestation, you may have heard the term “rodent exclusion” thrown around. But what exactly does it mean? As the owner of Rodent Solutions, I am an expert in the field of rodent control and the best methods for rodent exclusion.  I can explain everything you could want to know about them.  Below, I’ll explore what it is and how it can help prevent and control rodent infestations.

What is a Rodent Exclusion?

Rodent exclusion is the process of sealing off all current and potential entry points that rodents (rats, mice, and squirrels) may use to enter a building. This includes sealing off gaps in walls, soffits, roofs, exhaust vents, doors, or entry points on skirting homes with crawl spaces. The goal is to create an impenetrable barrier that prevents rodents from entering a residential home or commercial building and causing damage.

How Does The Process Work?

The basic idea behind it is that if rodents can’t get in, they can’t cause damage. Here are the three basic steps involved in a typical rodent exclusion process:

    Inspection for a Rodent Exclusion  

    A professional rodent control expert near you should thoroughly inspect the building to identify all potential entry points for rodents. At Rodent Solutions, we address all potential rodent areas larger than ¼”. 


    Our exclusion team will then seal off all potential entry points using rodent-proof materials, such as metal flashing, hardware cloth, and other industry-specific materials. The goal is to ensure that all gaps and holes are completely sealed in a manner rodents cannot defeat.

    Trapping Rodents & Monitoring

    If this is done in response to a rodent infestation, rat trapping, mouse trapping, or squirrel trapping must be performed to ensure no animals are trapped inside.  After trapping, or if this was being done as rodent preventative, our rodent control specialists can continue to monitor the building using various methods to determine if the rodent population around the exterior is still active. 

    What Are the Benefits of a Rodent Exclusion?

    There are several benefits to having the service performed, including:

      Prevention of Rodent Infestations Using Rodent Exclusions:

      By sealing off all entry points, rodent exclusion can prevent rodents from entering a building and causing an infestation in the first place.

      Reduced Damage from Rodents:

      Rodents can cause significant damage to buildings. Rodent will gnaw on wiring, damage the R-value of the insulation in the attic, chew through AC ducts, gnaw into PEX Pipe, damage any personal items stored in the attic, and more. Rodent exclusion can prevent this damage from occurring.

      Improved Hygiene:

      Rodents can bring many health risks, so keeping them out of a building can help improve overall hygiene and reduce the risk of illness.  Decontamination services and rat-dropping cleanup can be costly, so avoiding it altogether by performing preventative rodent exclusion is best.  

      What Is a Rodent Exclusion
      Nick is Performing Rodent Exclusion Work on a Roof Joint in Lakewood Ranch. By James Knight- Owner of Rodent Solutions Inc

      When Should an Exclusion Be Performed?

      Rodent exclusion should ideally be done before a rodent infestation occurs. However, if you already have a rodent infestation, having the service performed is even more important to stop the current rodent issue and prevent future infestations.

      What Did We Learn About Rodent Exclusions? 

      It is an important specialty component of general pest control services performed by a company specializing in rodent control.  A rodent exclusion involves sealing off all entry points to a building to prevent rodents from entering. Doing so can prevent and control rodent infestations, reduce damage to your property, and remove the chance of health risks from rodents. If you’re dealing with a rodent infestation or want to prevent one from occurring, consider contacting a professional rodent control expert, like Rodent Solutions, to perform a thorough inspection and rodent exclusion work on your home or business.  If you want help locating the best rat exterminator near you, click the link in this paragraph for a step-by-step “how to” guide.  We are the best you will find if you live in our coverage area of Sarasota, Bradenton, Parrish, and Lakewood Ranch, FL.  By reading this article, we can provide you with definitive proof that we are the best rodent removal company near you.  Contact us with any questions about rodent exclusions, rodent control, or any other pest control questions.  Even if you are not in our service area, we would be happy to help you select a good company in your area.   

      What Is a Rodent Exclusion



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