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Prevention Services

Prevention Services

Animal Exclusion Services

Critter Control employee sealing Waco Home windowCritter Control has many methods at their disposal to deter wildlife from entering your home or property. Habitat modification is a form of animal exclusion that involves finding what the animals are using for food and water, then cutting them off from it. Exclusion techniques focus on closing openings that animals use through the use of screens, chimney caps, and closing off open access holes that can be used as entrance points.

The animals that we work to keep out vary as much in their intelligence and habits, as they do in appearance. It’s for that reason that some exclusion techniques are less effective than others on certain animals. Using improper or poor exclusion techniques can actually do more harm than good. For example, if you thought there was a squirrel living in your attic and you used squirrel repellent to deter them, it may actually attract the animal, if it is not a squirrel like you thought initially. Using improper techniques is the fastest way to turn an annoyance into an infestation. This is why you should give us a call to schedule your animal exclusion needs.

Excluding wildlife from an area off your home of property that is being damaged is often the best way to deep a problem from recurring. Removing an animal that is causing damage may only be a temporary solution if there is a good source of food, water, or shelter available on your property. Without animal exclusion techniques being implemented, the animals may soon return if the sources are not cut off.

Critter Control begins by identifying entrance points used by unwanted animals, ranging from the tops of chimneys, space underneath foundations, or even a garage door that doesn’t close completely. Then, we implement our various animal exclusion strategies to prevent wild life from repeatedly invading.

Animal Exclusion Points:

  • Plumbing or Dryer Vents – Animals can become attracted to these openings if water is draining out, or the warm heat from a dryer vent on a winter day may attract them so they become stuck inside
  • Roof & Fascia – Gaps between these two components can be a welcoming sight for pests
  • Chimney – Adding a screen or cap at the top can go a long way to keep birds and bats from nesting or falling in and becoming trapped
  • Roof Vents – Replacing these with heavy duty, difficult to remove vents can keep animals out
  • Oven & Bathroom Exhaust Vents – Adding a screen to these helps keep unwanted animals at bay
  • Roof/Soffit Intersection – Keeping gaps closed prevents animals from having  somewhere to begin chewing a bigger opening to get in
  • Holes in Siding – Filling and repairing holes prevents animals from having a direct entrance into your home
  • Underneath the Foundation – inspecting and repairing any openings in the foundation of your home, as well as using something such as a squirrel repellent under your home can keep animals from using it as shelter
  • Trees – Trimming trees away from your home prevents animals from having a path to get on your roof and work their way in

It is crucially important to remember that no matter how cute or harmless some wildlife looks, many times they may be dangerous or carry diseases. To keep you, your family, and your home safe, call a professional to inspect any wildlife issues.

The Wildlife Exclusion Solution

Since we began in 1983, humane animal control methods and environmentally friendly solutions have been cornerstones of the Critter Control concept for responsibly taking care of nuisance animals. Our proprietary, streamlined methods provide the most efficient and environmentally friendly wildlife exclusion services available. We work alongside you to create a wildlife control plan that suits you and your home, and prevents future animal problems. Critter Control backs it up with our animal exclusion guarantee – “Our Repairs Keep Animals Out!”

Give us a call for fast and effective animal exclusion at 469.805.6267