Wildlife exclusion practices are a great way to protect your family, home and business from unwanted visitors.
I love exclusion for 3 main reasons:
The following is a step-by-step overview of how I would prevent raccoons and skunks from gaining entry under a deck:
Step 1: Identify the area of concern
On the bottom right hand corner of the deck we can see the entry / exit hole of a skunk. Before proceeding with wildlife exclusion I made sure that there were no animals under the deck (sounds silly outlining this but it is really important).
Step 2: Trench
Minimum requirements are to dig down 2 inches and out 12 inches but I prefer to extend both.
Step 3: Instal exclusion
I always try to make this both aesthetically pleasing and secure. However, if I have to pick between the two I always choose to make it secure.
Step 4: Finish it off
The best part of any job is being done.
I always recommend using a professional Exterminator to provide wildlife exclusion as effective habitat modification requires awareness of animal behaviour and physical capabilities. Whether you want to be proactive in keeping wildlife out or already have a wildlife issue and want it gone, give Beacon Pest Control a call – we’re here to help.