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What Is A Wildlife Exclusion?

A Wildlife exclusion refers to the use of physical barriers, traps, repairs or other methods to prevent wildlife from entering areas where they are not wanted, such as homes, sheds, or other structures. This can be an effective way to deter wildlife from causing damage or becoming a nuisance.

What methods are used for wildlife exclusion?
There are several methods that can be used for wildlife exclusion, including:

  • Fencing: A physical barrier, such as a fence, can be used to keep wildlife out of an area.
  • Screens: Screens can be used to cover vents, chimneys, and other openings to prevent wildlife from entering a structure.
  • Flashing: Reflective or flashing materials can be used to deter birds from roosting on ledges or other areas.
  • Repellents: Certain smells or sounds can be used to repel wildlife from an area.

Is wildlife exclusion harmful to animals?
Wildlife exclusion methods should not harm animals. Physical barriers, such as fences and screens, simply prevent animals from entering an area and do not cause any harm. Repellents may cause animals to avoid an area, but they should not cause any harm.

How do I determine what method of wildlife exclusion to use?
The most effective method of wildlife exclusion will depend on the type of animal you are trying to deter and the specific situation. It may be necessary to consult with a wildlife expert or pest control professional to determine the best approach.

Can I do wildlife exclusion myself, or do I need to hire a professional?
In some cases, it may be possible to do wildlife exclusion yourself. For example, installing screens or flashing materials may be a relatively simple task. However, if you are dealing with larger animals, such as squirrels, bats, raccoons, snakes or beavers, or if you are not comfortable with the work involved, it may be best to hire a professional. Professionals have the expertise and equipment needed to safely and effectively exclude wildlife from an area.

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