Even if you’ve got go-to accounting professionals and tax advisors to find financial holes in your business, you could be leaving other holes exposed without the right wildlife strategy. Here’s how you can protect your other assets with a complete rodent prevention plan.
Gather the Materials
It’s best to gather your materials before you start your inspection. Because you could encounter anything from wildlife droppings to a wild animal, you’ll need to pack more than just the necessary items to seal each opening. The right tools to completely kick off your wildlife plan include:
- A flashlight
- Metal mesh, or hardware cloth
- Caulk or another sealant
- Wire wool
- Probing stick
- Chimney cap
You can usually fill smaller holes by just using caulk, but larger openings may require wire mesh or wool to keep animals that break through the sealant from chewing further. However, if your office has a chimney, you’ll need to secure that area with a cap rather than a wire stuffing and sealant solution.
Search and Seal the Office
Once you’ve gathered the essential supplies to secure your building, you’re ready to start your search for the entry and exit points. You can begin your inspection at any point in your building, but we recommend starting from either the top or the bottom and slowly working your way in the opposite direction. Common areas to uncover entryways include:
- Window and door frames
- Around utility lines
- Behind kitchen or common area appliances
There are a few approaches you can take when inspecting and sealing your office building. You could schedule your search and your seal on different days, marking off each opening with tape and returning at a later date to properly close them. Or, you could search and seal simultaneously to give your building immediate protection. But to truly secure your office and leave no room for error, you should consult local wildlife professionals to conduct a thorough inspection and perimeter sweep.
Professional Pest Exclusion and Prevention
Commercial pest control is a pretty big project to add to your plate. And, if you’re not ready to fully commit, you can end up wasting a lot of time on unsuccessful attempts. When you want to completely protect your business, trust the local pest professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando. Our eco-friendly wildlife alternatives will secure your space without disrupting your staff.