Pest expert Matthew S. Hess

The Importance of Pest Exclusion

Transcript from the video, “Exclusion Services: An Eco-Friendly Approach to Pest Control”

Pests have a way of sneaking into our homes uninvited, but they need an entry point to do so. Eliminating that entry point can prevent them from getting in. Pest exclusions are designed to do exactly that. A pest control expert knows the importance of pest exclusions. They can identify the signs of an infestation, determine the type of pest, and trace them back to their source. Then, measures can be taken to eliminate the problem by implementing pest exclusion tactics.

If you’ve never heard of pest exclusion, you might be surprised to learn that it’s a tried-and-true method. Pest professionals have used pest exclusion for decades to keep pests out of homes and businesses. Regular pest control, combined with an exclusion, can ensure that your space stays free of pests and is comfortable for you, your loved ones, or your colleagues.

If you’re tired of just putting a band-aid on your pest problem, we understand. We offer exclusion services to prevent pests such as bats, mice, rats, cockroaches, spiders, bees, wasps, stink bugs, termites, wildlife, and many others from entering your property. With our help, you can say goodbye to the frustration of dealing with pests for good.

Let’s take a closer look at what an exclusion service entails, its importance in pest control, its eco-friendliness, and how it can benefit homes and businesses in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

What an Exclusion Service Entails

Exclusion services are a proactive approach to pest control. They involve inspecting a home or business for signs of infestation, identifying the source of the problem, and devising a plan to prevent pests from entering through that entry point in the future. Many experts and homeowners prefer this method because it is more environmentally friendly than trapping, baiting, or harsh chemicals.

With Four Seasons’ Exclusion Services, we can effectively and sustainably keep pests out of your building. This is achieved by sealing holes and cracks that allow pests like cockroaches, rodents, and occasional invaders to enter. Remember, pests require very little space to infiltrate your facility, so taking preventative measures is crucial to maintaining a pest-free environment.

The Importance of Pest Exclusion

Over the years, the pest control industry has made significant strides in enhancing its products, methods, safety, and effectiveness to prevent and eliminate pests. One approach that has covered all these aspects is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM aims to minimize the use of pesticides while still ensuring a pest-free environment. Although challenging, exclusion techniques make it more feasible to achieve this objective.

Preventing pests from entering a building is easier than removing them, especially if they have already multiplied. Pests are often tiny, sly, and challenging to locate and eradicate. For instance, a spider can fit through a 1/8-inch gap to gain access to a structure. By sealing such gaps and cracks, exclusions prevent spiders and other pests from entering, reducing the need for heavy pesticide applications. Future pest control treatments can concentrate on less potent chemicals and specific areas like doors, windows, and other entry points. In this way, pest treatments are made much more eco-friendly.

How Eco-Friendly is Pest Exclusion?

Pest infestations can be eliminated using insecticides in an environmentally friendly way. Professional pest exterminators are trained to use insecticides in a responsible manner that is more eco-friendly than how most homeowners use them. Many homeowners make mistakes when using insecticides. Such mistakes,  like misreading the labels, overusing the products, and misapplying them, can worsen the problem and necessitate the use of more insecticides.

Professional pest exclusions prioritize environmental responsibility by further reducing the need for insecticides that target a wide range of pests, and instead, allow the use of insecticides that target specific pests in specific areas. This method reduces the overall reliance on insecticides by preventing certain species from entering a building and decreasing the number of a particular species that may have previously entered.

This makes pest exclusion the most environmentally responsible pest control one can afford. Although this method won’t eliminate the need for pesticides, it will certainly reduce that need for a fair number of pest species.

How Can Pest Exclusion Benefit Homes and Businesses in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia?

Unlike pesticide use, exclusions are a versatile pest control method that can be used in almost any setting and at nearly any time, regardless of location. This approach can be applied in hospitals, daycares, schools, nursing homes, warehouses, commercial kitchens, and even in homes. There’s really nowhere that an exclusion can’t be made.

Getting Started

Our inspectors will start by thoroughly examining the property and identifying the pest threshold. They will then locate the pest and trace its entry point. It’s essential to inspect areas such as siding joints, exhaust vents, plumbing penetrations, soffit, gable vents, and other areas with holes or gaps  These may serve as entry points for pests. This step is crucial in implementing a pest exclusion service effectively.

Pest control should also focus on gaps and cracks in various places on a structure, and the importance of pest exclusion services.

Gaps and cracks like those around this window closure, allow pests easy entry. Additionally, exhaust vents which are missing their covers, provide direct access into a structure.

The importance of pest exclusion as an eco friendly approach to pest control is established by sealing gaps and cracks so pests cannot enter a structure.

Exhaust vents and other building penetrations must be kept in constant repair to avoid pest entry.

Our exclusion services provide an eco-friendly approach to pest control by searching for areas on a structure, that when in disrepair, allow pest entry.

Roof joints, fascia trim, and soffit are all potential areas of entry, especially when there is damage or lack of maintenance.

Gaps and cracks around windows create the need for pest control. Sealing these gaps and cracks as part of an exclusion service provides an eco-friendly alternative to pest control.

Gaps, cracks, and holes around windows and doors not only reduce efficiency but allow pests and critters easy access into the building.

Plan of Action

After these steps are completed, our team will develop a plan of action for the exclusion process. We may need to use materials such as copper mesh, rabbit wire, screen wire, industrial sealant, roofing closures, and other materials, depending on the situation. Custom fabrication might also be necessary to ensure that certain areas on a structure are appropriately sealed.

Our team of expert pest control professionals are ready to tackle every pest control need you might have.

Our team of pest control professionals is ready to take on even the most difficult exclusion services. We know the importance of pest exclusion!


Once our plan of action is accepted, a price will be negotiated.  Then an agreement will be presented and signed so our exclusion professionals can begin to implement that plan. This may include the use of ladders, scaffolding, and even lift equipment.  These will allow us to reach even the highest points of the structure. Our team will work to fulfill every aspect of the agreed-upon plan of action. We will ensure that your home or business is tightly sealed to exclude pests from entering.

Happiness Achieved

Once the exclusion process is complete, your property will become less welcoming to pests. You may even notice an improvement in its energy efficiency. However, one thing is for certain; your family, friends, and colleagues will appreciate the reduction in pests. Your property will also be a safer and more comfortable place to be.

Four Seasons Pest Solutions’ Exclusion Service is the Right Choice!

Our exclusion services are designed to keep your property pest-free. This helps reduce the potential dangers that pests like wasps, bees, spiders, rodents, wildlife, and other pests might pose.

If you’re looking for more than just your average pest control, you’re looking for Four Seasons Pest Solutions. Our environmentally friendly exclusion services are second to none!