Wildlife & Rodent Exclusion

Removing an animal is rarely enough to solve the problem for good. Instead, it just clears your home for some other animal to occupy it. That’s why poor wildlife service providers need to be called again and again until they truly fix the issue.

Importance of Exclusion

            Exclusion is an important process in the wildlife service industry. It focuses on both removing the animal and keeping them out for good.

            It’s much more complex than trapping or physically removing the animal because each wildlife or rodent species needs to be treated differently. Because at the end of the day, exclusion is about using these animals’ instincts against them.

There are many benefits to exclusion. These include:

  • Preventing future infestations: The point of exclusion is to solve the underlying issue that led to an animal infestation in the first place. That’s why properly done exclusion can fix any issues in your home and prevent future wildlife invasions.
  • Being humane: Exclusion — unlike traps, poison, and other techniques — is extremely humane. It doesn’t involve direct interaction with the pest itself, so it prevents the animal from coming into harm’s way. This makes exclusion especially useful for solving issues with endangered animals.
  • Being safe: Most wildlife removal techniques are dangerous, because of disease and physical attacks. Exclusion on the other hand is much safer, but it also needs much more experience and knowledge.

Exclusion Process

            There are many aspects to exclusion, and it can be a very lengthy process.

  • Removing food sources: Animals have the same basic needs that we have. They need food, water, and a warm place to live. You can make your home less appealing to them by removing just one of these aspects, making the animals stay clear of your house. You can do this by tightly sealing your garbage and removing fruits and vegetables from your garden.
  • Repairing holes: Animals need some way of getting inside your home, and it’s often through a small hole you didn’t realize was there. So, you should regularly examine your house and seal up any potential entries you find.
  • Building barriers: Sometimes your walls aren’t enough to keep an animal out. In these cases, you’ll have to build new barriers in and around your home. This can be a brand-new fence or a modification to the old one, chimney caps, or vent covers. These make it even more difficult for the animal to get inside.

While exclusion is often used before or after removing an animal, it can also be used as part of the removal itself. Such as in the case of bats or animals living under your porch.


Call First Choice Wildlife Services

            If you’re being plagued by wildlife, then contact us a call. First Choice Wildlife Services has over eleven years of experience handling wildlife problems. We’ll both remove the animal and use exclusion techniques to keep them out for good.

            We service the areas of Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland, and other areas of Colorado. Call us at 970-460-4044 for a free quote!

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