Rodent and Pest Exclusions
Rodent and Pest Exclusions in Rockville
Keep Unwanted Animals Off Your Property
One of the best ways to ensure that rodents and other unwanted critters don’t wreak havoc on your property is to prevent them from intruding in the first place. At Montgomery Pest Control, we offer pest removal services, as well as effective pest and rodent exclusions to keep mice, rats, squirrels, birds, raccoons, and other rodents from entering your home in the future. By focusing on the most common points of entry that these pests use, we are able to create barriers that can keep rodent infestations from ever happening!
Common rodent and pest entry points
In order to keep pests out, you need to know where they’re they’re entering your home or business. There are a number of common pest and rodent access points around the home that you can tackle with exclusion strategies, including:
- Utility Lines
- Gable Vents
- Roof Line
- Exhaust Vents
- Siding Holes
Any cracks, gaps, or holes in these areas will open your home up to squirrels, rats, mice, and other pests. If you’re experiencing any pest problems or want to ensure you don’t have to, simply give us a call. We are well-prepared to diagnose any current rodent problems, quickly get rid of them, and create exclusions that keep the same animals from coming back. Call us today at (301)740-2407 or (410)975-9447 to request a free estimate!
If you’ve had a mouse or rat problem, then you need to rodent–proof your home as soon as possible to make sure those pesky critters don’t come back. You need to ensure that rodent entry points are sealed, including any cracks, gaps, or holes in your foundation, door and window frames, roof and chimney, and any utility entry points.
Plus, rodent proofing your home means you also need to ensure your grass is short and any tree branches or bushes are trimmed back from your home. Yes, rodent exclusion is indeed a meticulous task, which is why rat and mice exclusion is best left to experts who have the time and experience necessary to protect your home from future rodent infestations.
Our solutions to keep rodents out of your home
Grown rats fit through holes as small as a half dollar, while juvenile ones can squeeze through a quarter-sized hole. Mice can scoot through even smaller holes that are no larger than a nickel! Since rodents are super flexible, we have an extensive checklist that we take with us on every inspection to make certain no area of your home is left open for rats, mice, and other rodents to enter.
Once we identify potential openings for mice and rats to enter your home, we take the following steps to ensure your home is sealed and protected:
- We seal gaps and holes around utility lines
- Mortar gaps in your home’s foundation
- Screen (or replace screens) in crawl spaces and exhaust vents
- Patch up any siding holes
- Effectively seal off windows and doors
Once your home is sealed off, then we can effectively remove any existing rodents for good.
Bird and squirrel exclusions
Birds singing and squirrels nibbling on acorns can be extremely cute and relaxing, until they move in closer and start invading your home—that’s when they turn into pests. At Montgomery Pest Control, we have a number of squirrel and bird exclusion strategies that will prevent these otherwise adorable creatures from becoming living nightmares. Call us today at (301)740-2407 or (410)975-9447 for a free estimate for pest exclusions and rodent removal in Rockville and the surrounding areas!
Problems with birds nesting in roofs and gutters
Birds that are migrating north in the spring are looking for a place to build a home and sometimes, they choose our homes to build their nests in, rather than trees. Many times they will use the eaves of your roof, your home’s attic, chimney, or guttering system to provide them with safe recluse from high winds and predators.
While this may not bother some bird lovers at first, you need to be aware of the damages they will unintentionally inflict on your home and property. It’s common for birds to tear into the soffit, collect and leave nesting materials that become a fire hazard, and leave bird droppings on decks, siding, porches, vehicles, and whatever else is in their nesting vicinity.
Bird droppings from pigeons, geese, starling, and house sparrows contribute to a number of diseases, including Histoplasmosis (a potentially fatal respiratory disease), Candidiasis (yeast or fungus infection), Cryptococcosis, Salmonellosis, E.coli, and more. And birds themselves can carry fleas, lice, mites, and ticks.
To avoid the health hazard and damages associated with nesting birds in your attic and gutters, get in touch with our bird exclusion experts in Rockville. Call (301)637-8037 for a free phone estimate!
Property damage caused by squirrels
Squirrels often seek out a cozy nesting place in the attics of homes. As already mentioned, they will come into your home through any holes in the roof, including the chimney or through unscreened attic fans and vents. Squirrels commonly found in Maryland include grey squirrels, red squirrels, flying squirrels, and fox squirrels (which are often mistaken for small groundhogs). Once these squirrels have taken up in your home, you should act fast to prevent expensive damages to your home and property.
Squirrels turn from cute forest creatures into annoying pests quite quickly when they get into your home’s heating and air conditioning systems, where they begin chewing on wood and electrical wires, and bringing nesting materials into your home. They leave behind their feces and urine, and if they die in your home, they’ll leave a terrible odor, flies, and potential for illness.
How to get rid of squirrels and birds
Preventing squirrels and birds from damaging your home (and staying where they’re still cute and enjoyable) starts with sealing off common pest entry points. Montgomery Pest Control is fully equipped and experienced in safely removing existing squirrels and birds and ensuring that they won’t be back to create havoc on your property again. Our team will conduct an inspection and then, where necessary, we will:
- Effectively screen-in attic fans and vents
- Seal roof pockets to preventing nesting
- Place bird guards on vents
- Install chimney caps to prevent birds, squirrels, and even raccoons from getting inside
- Seal roof line with a drip edge (covering with a thin metal) to keep squirrels out
If you’re experiencing squirrel, bird, rat, mouse, raccoon, or other rodent problems, give us a call at (301)740-2407 or (410)975-9447, or reach us online. We’ll effectively remove your existing pest problem and make sure you never have to deal with rodents again with our pest exclusions.