Wildlife: Don’t Wait! Taking a Proactive Approach to Home Inspection and Exclusion Saves You Money In The Long Run

You don’t need to wait until a wildlife or pest problem arises in your home before you consider taking action. Being proactive by inspecting and completing exclusion work can save you a lot of stress, time and money in the long run. Keep reading to find out why it’s worth taking a proactive approach to home exclusion!

Wildlife Inspection and Exclusion

We all know that feeling of dread when we hear a loud crash in the middle of the night. That is typically followed by the sound of scurrying feet as an animal tries to make an escape before we can catch them. In many cases, these nocturnal visitors are nothing more than pesky rodents looking for a warm place to nest. However, there are also times when wildlife like opossums, raccoons, and squirrels find their way into our homes.

While most of us would prefer not to deal with these uninvited guests, the truth is that taking a proactive approach to home exclusion can save you a lot of money in the long run. That’s because the damage that these animals can cause goes far beyond simply making a mess or chewing on wires. In fact, some wildlife carry diseases that can be passed on to humans, while others can do serious damage to your home’s structure.

So, what’s the best way to keep wildlife out of your home? The first step is to identify any areas where they might be able to get inside. This includes gaps around doors and windows, holes in your foundation, builders gaps, and vents that are not properly protected. Once the vulnerable areas have been identified, it is important to take steps to seal them off using materials that can withstand Toronto weather and the cleverness of our wildlife, so that the animals cannot get in.

In addition to sealing up potential entry points, you should also take steps to make your yard less attractive to pests and wildlife.

Best Practice to Help Keep Your Home Free of Pest and Wildlife

One of the best ways to avoid common home pest and wildlife problems is to take a proactive approach to exclusion. That means making your home less inviting and accessible to pests and animals in the first place. Here are some tips:

-Keep your gutters clean and free of debris. This will help prevent water from pooling, which can attract pests.

-Seal any cracks or gaps around your home’s exterior, including entry points for utilities. This will make it harder for animals and insects to get inside.

-Store food in airtight containers and keep your kitchen clean. This will help deter rodents and other pests from taking up residence in your home.

By taking these simple steps, you can save yourself a lot of money (and headaches) down the road.

Common Areas of Entry For Wildlife

There are many common areas of entry for Wildlife, but some are more common than others:

Builders gaps – Wildlife can enter your home through an unprotected builders gap located around the perimeter of your roof. Make sure a drip edge or galvanized flashing is installed over any builders gap.

Openings in the walls – Wildlife can also enter your home through openings in the walls. Be
sure to repair any holes in your walls as soon as possible.

Vents and chimneys – Vents and chimneys provide another way for wildlife to enter your
home. Make sure all vents and chimneys are properly sealed when not in use.

Garages and sheds – Garage and shed doors are sometimes left open, giving animals easy access to your home. Be sure to keep all doors to garages and sheds closed when not in use.

Advantages of Preventative Wildlife Exclusion Around Your Home

Home exclusion work is the process of making your home inaccessible to pests and wildlife that might damage it. By taking a proactive approach to home exclusion, you can save yourself stress and the unexpected expenses of repairing the damage caused by the animal, and the removal of the wildlife.

Here are some of the advantages of preventative home exclusion work:

  • Exclusion WORKS. It is a proven method for keeping wildlife out of homes.
  • Homeowners who take a proactive approach to exclusion are less likely to need expensive repairs down the road.
  • Exclusion is a humane way to keep wildlife out of our homes, as it does not harm them in any way.
  • Homeowners who exclude wildlife from their homes can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their property is protected from damage.
  • You can choose when to invest in the exclusion work, avoiding the sudden expense, which tends to come at the worst possible time.
  • You can sleep easy, literally. Wildlife is known to wake up homeowners throughout the night, or early in the morning. They do not care about your important meeting, event, or that flight you have to catch at 6:00am.

How to Choose a Pest Wildlife Exclusion Professional

When you think of pests, you probably don’t think of them as being particular to any one season. But the fact is, different pests are more active at different times of year. That’s why it’s important to have a home exclusion professional on hand who can identify which pests are likely to be a problem and take steps to prevent them from getting into your home in the first place.

There are a few things you should look for when choosing an exclusion professional:

Experience: TruTech Pest And Wildlife control has extensive experience in dealing with all of the pests and wildlife we encounter here in Southern Ontario.

Prevention: Your TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control technician will always complete a thorough inspection around the exterior of your home, and provide you with a report highlighting the vulnerable areas for the pests and wildlife you are concerned about.

Education: TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control is committed to the ongoing education of our technicians. Our team also participates in industry seminars, and workshops that present us with the most recent data, trends, and materials, so you can rest assured we are providing you with the best service available.

Benefits of Regular, Planned Pest & Wildlife Inspections

When it comes to your home, exclusionary maintenance is key to preventing costly repairs down the line. We offer a variety of programs to help protect your home on a semi-annual, or quarterly basis.

Here are just a few of the benefits of regular, planned inspections:

  • Early detection of potential problems. By catching potential problems early on, you can avoid more costly repairs down the road.
  • Customized care for your home. During an inspection, our team will take note of any specific areas that may need attention and tailor our services accordingly.
  • Peace of mind. Knowing that your home is being regularly inspected – and that any potential problems will be caught early on – can give you peace of mind and help you relax and enjoy your property even more.

Taking proactive action to home exclusion can save you a significant amount of stress and money. By identifying and addressing potential problems with pest exclusion, you can prevent expensive damage that could otherwise require costly repairs or pest and wildlife control services. Investing in the right tools and techniques now will allow you to enjoy long-term savings on future expenses.

Remember: don’t wait until it’s too late! Taking a proactive approach to home prevention is always your best bet. If you would like to arrange an inspection and quote, contact TruTech Pest And Wildlife Control today!

Reviewed By Matthew Sawyer

Matthew is the founder and business director of TruTech Pest & Wildlife Control. A Structural Exterminator with government licensure and training from Guelph University. As a dedicated member of both the Canadian Pest Management Association and the Structural Pest  Management Association of Ontario, he takes great pride in his profession.

Matthew’s extensive experience has made him a valuable and forward-thinking  member of the pest control community. He consistently strives to improve the  effectiveness and environmental impact of pest and wildlife control methods.

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