There’s a classic saying in sports that the best offense is a good defense. That’s also the principle behind pest exclusion. This tactic is the most efficient, cost-effective way of preventing invaders from gaining a foothold in your home, office or business.
Exclusion is a major component of an integrated pest management system. Use of the term “management” indicates a proactive approach involving prevention. With exclusion, steps are taken to identify and eliminate red flags that could provide entry to pests. The property is then monitored for early signs of pest activity so immediate action may be taken.
One of the goals of IPM is to provide a “greener” method of pest control. It aims to keep your home or facility pest-free with a minimal effect on people and the environment. If pests do turn up, they’ll be detected at a point where less invasive methods are needed to remove them. Should chemicals be required, the safest, most up-to-date types are used.
The efficiency of exclusion also provides long-term cost savings. In most cases a pest invasion is detected only after the offending creatures are firmly entrenched. In addition to paying for removal, you’ll most likely have expensive repairs to deal with.