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Exclusion Repairs after Pest Removal

The pictures and information below will give you an idea of the many man made openings nuisance wildlife will utilize for entry into structures. Take into consideration that an average size rat can go thorough an opening the size of a quarter. We are not trying to rebuild or remodel your home. We are in search of all openings and will secure them such that the largest openings will only be ¼ inch square.

This type of opening is fairly common in crawl spaces even though most home owners never see it or are even aware of it. The dark stains on the jagged breaks of the cement block are from rats crawling over those edges. Their fur is oily and greasy, leaving these rub marks as evidence. These rats simply followed the ac duct work through the foundation wall into the crawl space.

Ideally the hole for this wire would have been drilled the same size as the wire. A hammer was used to make this opening much larger than necessary. Rats, snakes, possum, squirrel, and raccoon can all enter an opening this size. These type openings must be secured permanently to prevent future infestations.

This 96 year old house has a single brick foundation wall. Rats made a burrow (circled area) under the foundation wall to surface in the crawl space. The snap traps are setting end to end, they should both be side by side with the snap end next to the wall. The right tool used improperly will usually get poor results.

I call this “The Trap to Nowhere”. The homeowner complained about noises in the attic. One of my competitors put this cage on a vent pipe, the cage is totally worthless and only helped to waste the homeowners time and money. No squirrels were caught in this manner of incompetence. Do not be afraid to ask questions about treatments, techniques, permits, and id cards (pest control id’s will be from Georgia Dept. of Agriculture, nuisance animal permits are from Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources). Everyone doing this type of work is required by law to have one of these id cards.

A competitor used wire with too large an opening to be effective in keeping out rats or flying squirrels. They also broke some shingles, creating areas with possible future roof leaks. If this treatment were to be effective, it would have to be everywhere gutters are on the structure. Seen in the picture, these repairs were simply a very cheap band-aid approach covering only 4 to 6 inches either side of the corner. Complete and thorough inspections allow for the opportunity for complete and thorough repairs. This is the solution when nuisance animals invade a structure.

Exclusion repairs often require us to be above decks and under decks, sometimes on the roof, sometimes on the roof in rapelling gear, but it is always about the use of ladders. Ladders must be maneuvered on the property safely, put on buildings safely, and climbed and worked on in a safe and healthy manner. We have classes on ladder safety for our technicians, as well as classes on diseases, animal behavior, and numerous other areas of our industry on a regular basis.

This opening was originally made and utilized by grey squirrels, later, bats moved into the neighborhood and began using the opening. The dark stains on the wood around the opening are from the oily skin of the bats rubbing across the wood. The one piece of fascia is a crown molding creating a triangular cavity about ½ the size of an index card and about 8 feet long. Bats love these type openings. It is not uncommon for numerous and various animal species to use openings and harborage areas for their shelter, but only one animal species at a time.

This type opening is also very common. A brick has been knocked out to make an opening for electrical and ac lines to go where they may need to go. In so doing, an animal entry point has been made allowing animals like rats, mice, and snakes to enter the crawl space and have access to the interior spaces of the house. Again, a permanent repair must be done to this area to prevent future infestations.

This opening is so very typical of grey squirrels, round, except for the back of the gutter, and are about the size of a baseball or slightly larger. At this point any nuisance animal up to that size can easily enter wherever the openings are located. The solution is to permanently secure the opening. When a grey squirrel is trapped and relocated, the relocation area should be least 7 to 8 miles away to prevent the squirrel from returning.

The area circled with the 2 fingers shows the size of this gap which is located above the fascia board, behind the gutters, and below the roof decking and shingles. This gap is located on 99+% of houses in the gutter line and requires a permanent repair to prevent future infestations. On this particular house the gap opened as much 3 ½ inches for 30 to 40 feet in a row.

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