HOME SEALING
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Home sealing: an essential pest-control service

A true pest-control service isn’t complete until the home sealing is done. After our certified exterminators do a thorough inspection of your building, they seal, block and caulk all the openings that could allow pests to get into the home. This fundamental step is a part of the turnkey service we offer at Elite Pest Control.

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? Once we begin an extermination plan, our technicians go around your house or place of business to inspect every nook and cranny and evaluate if it’s a viable entry point for pests.

You don’t have to wait until you have an infestation to use our sealing and caulking service. As a preventive measure, it can save you a lot of trouble down the road.

How do pests sneak in?

Here are some examples that might put a bug in your ear about the importance of prevention:

Nearby trees

  • 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.

Exterior inspection

  • 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.

Conventional openings

  • 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 do home sealing?

Our exterminator does 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 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

These materials 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 is also designed to keep pests away without compromising the airflow and insulation capacity of the building.

The advantages of home sealing

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.

It’s environmentally-friendly

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.

It’s economical

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 service and our five-year guarantee.

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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!