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Do you struggle with rodents infiltrating your home year after year? Pest problems are more than just a nuisance – they are a health and safety risk too. Over time, many homes and buildings develop cracks, holes, crevices, and other entry points that allow rodents inside. Sometimes, these access areas are so small and unassuming that you might not even know they are contributing to your pest problems. We can help identify these areas and seal them off, providing a long-term preventative solution. 

What is RODENT Exclusion?

Exclusion is the process of finding and eliminating openings for rodents to enter through. It is the future of rodent control with a focus on environmentally sound prevention methods that reduce the need for baits or traps.

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Before & After - Caulking application to entry point.

The exclusion process all starts with an inspection. Our specialized exclusion technicians will inspect the exterior of your home or structure to locate as many probable entry points as possible. We will focus on entry points around the lower exterior perimeter including pipes, wires, kitchen vents, mechanical and boiler rooms. These are the areas that rodents, such as mice, are most likely to gain access.

Once the entry points have been identified, our professionals will determine the best method of securing the area to prevent mice from getting in. The most common methods of sealing these entry points are steel wool or copper mesh, silicon caulking, specialized dense spray foam, or screening off larger areas with hardware cloth. It is imperative that a thorough inspection is done on the property to ensure the success of the exclusion. 

During an inspection, we will photograph areas of the structure and provide you with a report outlining our findings. We also include a customized estimate to let you know what it would cost for Richland to perform the exclusion service. Additionally, we evaluate your property to locate things that may be attracting pests, such as mulch, food, water, trash compost, etc. Your report will include personalized recommendations for things you can do to help make your property less hospitable for pests.

Some of the most common places rodents can gain entry are:
    • Holes or cracks in the foundation

    • Loose, cracked, warped, or missing siding

    • Gaps under entry or garage doors

    • Openings around pipes or wires where they enter the home

    • Gaps or crevices around loose or damaged door or window trim

    • Open corners or junction points where decks, porches, or additions are attached to the foundation

    • Any other opening or gap that is the size of a dime or larger

What makes Exclusion Better Than Other Pest Control Methods?

Exclusion offers a more permanent solution for rodent problems, including mice, rats, squirrels, and chipmunks. Blocking out rodents is the first line of defense against future infestations. However, it’s important to remember that exclusion is a preventative service, so it will not be effective unless you remove existing populations first. 

Exclusion helps reduce long term expenses


By decreasing the risk of recurring infestations, you will ultimately save money by reducing the need for future pest control services.


By preventing rodents from entering your home you will limit the need for chemical extermination methods and reduce the number of rodenticide products used in your community.


As long as the process is completed by an expert who is trained in exclusion methods, rodent exclusion has a very high success rate and can last for many years.

keep wildlife out with exclusion services

What About Wildlife?

The methods we use to keep mice out of your home also help to keep larger wildlife out! We can screen off the underside of your deck, shed, or outbuilding to keep local wildlife from taking up residence. 

What is the exclusion process like?

Exclusion services are tailored to your property’s specific needs. If you have a current rodent infestations, we will begin with reactive treatments before taking any proactive measures. This is because mice nest inside the structure, therefore, it’s necessary to remove the current infestation before using preventative methods such as exclusion or repellents. Once the infestation is removed it is best practice to implement exclusion and repellent tactics right away to prevent future infestations from becoming established in the structure. Note: Since rats tend to burrow outside of structures, unlike mice, it is reasonable to execute exclusion and repellent strategies early in the treatment program or as the basis of your rat control program.

Before completing your service, Richland will perform a thorough exclusion inspection and will go over what we do, why we do it, and what to expect. We know it is important to protect your property and family – which is why we will always be thorough and transparent.

guaranteed results with rodent exclusion

At Richland Pest & Bee Control, we have the expertise and know-how required to perform the level of thoroughness needed for a successful pest exclusion. Our pest control experts will survey every inch of your property to ensure that any access point is sealed to keep your home or facility pest-free all year round. By being proactive in your pest control efforts, you can save money, help the environment, reduce hassles, and keep your family/employees safe. To learn more about our pest exclusion services, contact us now

For customers who opted to hire Richland to remove any pre-existing rodent populations prior to performing a rodent exclusion, we offer a 1-year warranty on exclusion services. We want to make sure that we leave you with peace of mind knowing that we have your back if any activity should persist. If there is any new activity within a year after your exclusion treatment, we will happily come back to re-inspect the property and determine if any additional entry points at a higher level need to be sealed off. At that time we can provide a quote free of charge for any entry points that would require a ladder.

Please note* Most situations will be resolved by sealing ground-level entry points. Therefore, higher level entry points are not included in our initial service or warranty. This allows us to keep costs affordable for our customers and provide the most efficient treatment without adding unnecessary services. 

exclusion helps prevent rodents from getting inside your home

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