The Value of Wildlife Exclusion
There aren’t many households in New Mexico that look forward to a wildlife infestation. Be it squirrels in the attic or rats in the walls – when the Great Outdoors gains access to your home, it can be a big problem. You can call a pest control company to eradicate an infestation and think that might be the end of it. But those pests and nuisance wildlife got in somehow, didn’t they? And if you don’t do anything about vulnerable entry points, it’s only a matter of time before something else gets in.
The right pest control company will specialize in wildlife exclusion, as well as pest extermination. But what is wildlife exclusion? What does it look like, and how can it help your household? Let’s get into it below.
What Is Wildlife Exclusion
Wildlife exclusion is the act of taking physical measures to deter pests large and small from entering your home. It is, essentially, combating pest infestations before they have a chance to form. What wildlife exclusion looks like differs on the home and climate, but it can involve:
- Installing mesh over openings in the walls or ceiling
- Plugging holes around pipes or wires with copper steel wood
- Removing vegetation around the building’s foundation
- Seal holes in the roof and cover attic roof vents
All of these examples prove to make your home harder for pests to get into. And since many common pests are creatures of habit, if they learn they can’t get into your home they will usually move on and not come back. That is only one of the many benefits of wildlife exclusion.
Benefits of Wildlife Exclusion
Even though pests like snakes or raccoons may seem like nothing more than a nuisance, every animal has a role to play in the ecosystem. They propagate trees and regulate the population of other, smaller animals. As comfortable as your home may be for them, if they’re in your space they aren’t doing their job. Wildlife exclusion makes sure that pests and nuisance wildlife stay in their space and do the job they’re meant to do.
With wildlife exclusion, you can keep your home clean and clear without having to rely on traps or pesticides. And it’s never as easy as when you do it through New Mexico Pest Control.
Wildlife Exclusion Services from New Mexico Pest Control
We’ve been providing wildlife control and removal for homes in and around Santa Fe for over 70 years. You don’t need to combat that wayward raccoon or vacationing skunk on your own. Instead, trust the experts that have the professional experience you need to keep your home pest-free. To protect your home right now, New Mexico Pest Control is here to help. Contact us today to get started!