Sealing and caulking services:
an essential part of pest-control
Effective pest-control isn’t complete until home sealing and caulking services are implemented. After all, what’s the point of fumigating with pesticides and setting out traps if the intruders can march right back in through the unsealed holes they used the first time?
You don’t have to wait until you have an infestation to use our sealing and caulking services.
Fast and efficient sealing and caulking services
Your home or business will be inspected in its entirety for any nooks and crannies that can be entry points for pests
Use of quality materials
The various materials we use guarantee the efficiency and discretion of the physical barriers installed.
Eco-friendly caulking methods
Caulking is an eco-friendly method that prevents infestations without the use of pesticides or other chemicals.
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How do pests sneak in?
Here are some examples that might put a bug in your ear about the importance of sealing and caulking:
- Do you have trees whose branches are almost touching the roof? Rodents such as mice and squirrels are good climbers; they can easily climb onto your roof from a tree branch. If there is a loose shingle, a squirrel can gouge at it and make an opening that lets them get in and move into your attic. Rodents and birds can also get in through the chimney and fireplace. Finally, if you have any old, rotten trees on your property—especially conifers—they could be hosting a colony of carpenter ants that is ready to move on to new resources: your home.
- Do you sometimes skip doing a visual inspection in and around your home as each season changes? It may be tempting to forego a seasonal check for holes and cracks unless you have an obvious problem, but performing an inspection is well worth the effort. Perhaps thus far you have never had unwanted insect or animal visitors, but that could change at any time. Keep in mind that soffits and the undersides of your eavestroughs are attractive to nesting birds; a sparrow or pigeon needs only the simplest of spaces to raise her young.
- Do you have a wall-mounted air conditioner, heat pump or gas fireplace with a chimney on the side of your house? All openings in these appliances can be entry points for mice and shrews if you haven’t sealed them off with the appropriate wire mesh.
- Are your outlets, taps and vents sealed off? Think washing machine, dishwasher, dryer and attic air vents. A mouse can pass through an opening that’s only 5 to 7 mm wide, which is about the width of a pencil.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, make an appointment with us and we’ll be happy to caulk and plug any holes and openings that could be letting pests in from the outdoors.
How do we carry out sealing and caulking services?
Our professional exterminator performs a complete inspection of the building to find any cracks, holes or openings that could be an entry point for mice, rats, raccoons, bats and other pests. He or she shows you what the inspection reveals and, with your consent, starts the home sealing and caulking process.
The purpose of sealing off entry points is to create a physical barrier that keeps intruders from making their way into the attic or between your walls. We use different types of materials adapted to the size of the pests.
Galvanized steel and aluminum mesh
Wire mesh barriers in the back yard can keep skunks and groundhogs out of your shed. Finer mesh is used to cover air vents, air-exchange outlets, dryer vents and any other openings that can’t be sealed up completely.
Cement and caulking
Cement and caulking are used to seal holes and cracks in the building’s walls, foundation and roof.
All the materials we use are strong, durable and designed to withstand Quebec winters. Our experts use a caulking technique that allows them to be very precise in their work and preserves the aesthetic finish of your home’s exterior. We also ensure, as much as is possible, that any physical barriers we use are not visible. Our home sealing and caulking services are also designed to keep pests away without compromising the airflow and insulation capacity of the building.
The advantages of home sealing and caulking
Plugging and sealing openings is the best way to prevent pests from getting into your home or from returning after an extermination. The advantages pay off, right from the start.
When we remove all access to your home for pests, we’re addressing the problem directly at the source. We don’t need to resort to pesticides and other chemicals right away.
When you keep pests out, you’re eliminating the need for new treatments. Best of all: you save money.
It prevents the worst-case scenario
By adopting a preventive approach, you protect yourself against the possibility of big infestation problems in the future.
It maintains your building’s value
In addition to preventing undesirable insects and animals from visiting, repairing cracks is a good way to keep your home shipshape and maintain its market value.
Don’t wait any longer to keep your home safe from insect or animal infestations. Treat yourself to some peace of mind and contact us today about our home sealing and caulking services and our five-year guarantee.
SEALING AND CAULKING SERVICES
Elite Pest Control offers an emergency extermination service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all our treatments are guaranteed for five years. To say goodbye to the vermin and beasts that make your life miserable, call us now!