Exclusion Service

Cypress Pest Exclusion Services

Proactive Residential & Commercial Pest Management 

In pest control, “exclusion” refers to the practice of preventing pests from entering or accessing a building or area by sealing off potential entry points or implementing effective barriers. The goal of exclusion is to create a physical block that denies pests access to your home or business, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for chemical pesticides or traps.

TNT Home & Commercial Services offers tailored pest exclusion in Cypress and the surrounding areas. To learn more, call (346) 485-3840 to schedule your free estimate today!

Does Exclusion Prevent All Pests? 

Pest exclusion works best when tailored to the specific pests you are trying to prevent and when combined with good sanitation and housekeeping practices to remove food, water, and shelter sources. Regular maintenance and inspection also play a crucial role in the effectiveness of our pest exclusion strategies.

Exclusion methods are most effective for a wide range of pests, including:

  • Rodents: Mice and rats can be effectively deterred by sealing gaps and holes through which they might enter a building. This includes fitting doors with sweeps, sealing cracks around windows and doors, and covering vents with mesh.
  • Insects: Many crawling insects like ants, cockroaches, and spiders can be prevented from entering by using similar exclusion techniques as with rodents. Special attention is paid to sealing small cracks and crevices around your building's foundation, windows, and doors.
  • Flying Insects: For flying insects such as flies and mosquitoes, our exclusion methods include installing screens on windows and doors, as well as using air curtains to prevent entry into buildings.
  • Birds: Birds can be deterred by using physical barriers like netting, spikes, or wire mesh to prevent nesting or roosting.
  • Wildlife: Larger wildlife nuisances such as raccoons, squirrels, and opossums can be kept out by ensuring that there are no open access points to attic spaces, crawl spaces, or basements. This might involve repairing broken vent covers, installing chimney caps, and ensuring all entries are secure.

How Does Exclusion Work? 

Pest exclusion works by implementing preventive measures to keep pests from entering a structure or area in the first place, rather than dealing with an infestation after it occurs. This method is centered around the idea of creating physical barriers and altering environments to make them less attractive or accessible to pests. 

Exclusion works by:

  1. Identifying entry points: Our professionals begin by inspecting the premises to identify all potential entry points that pests might use to gain access to the building. These entry points can include gaps around doors and windows, cracks in walls, openings around utility lines, vents, and pipes.
  2. Sealing entry points: Once identified, entry points are sealed off using various materials such as spray foam, caulk, weather stripping, wire mesh, or metal flashing. The goal is to create a barrier that pests cannot penetrate. For example, gaps around doors and windows may be sealed with weather stripping, while larger openings may require patching with wire mesh or metal flashing.
  3. Repairing structural damage: In some cases, pests may gain access to your home or business through structural damage such as holes in walls or damaged roofing. TNT Home & Commercial Services’s professionals may recommend repairing these structural issues to prevent further pest entry.
  4. Installing physical barriers: In addition to sealing off entry points, physical barriers such as screens or mesh may be installed over vents, windows, and other openings to prevent pests from entering while allowing airflow and light.
  5. Maintaining exclusion measures: Regular maintenance is essential to ensure that exclusion measures remain effective over time. Inspections should be conducted periodically to identify any new entry points or damage that may have occurred.

Exclusion is considered an environmentally friendly and sustainable approach to pest control because it focuses on prevention rather than reliance on chemical pesticides. By denying pests access to a building in the first place, exclusion can help reduce the need for pesticide use indoors, which can be safer for occupants, pets, non-target species, and the environment.

To schedule your pest exclusion service in Cypress, call (346) 485-3840 or contact TNT Home & Commercial Services online. Same-day and Spanish-speaking services are available.

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