Exclusion is Essential to Pest Management

As children, we’re taught to be opening and welcoming and not to exclude anyone…but that doesn’t include pests! Exclusion pest management is a vital step in any integrated pest management program, and it’s a great way to ensure pests never return to bother you or your family ever again.

What is Exclusion Pest Management?

Exclusion pest management is exactly what it sounds like: preventing infestations before they happen by making sure a home or business is sealed against pest entry. This can entail plugging up holes in the foundation and making other structural repairs, as well as clearing pest habitat conditions, such as standing water or decaying wood on the property.

While this organic IPM method seems simple, it is deceptively so. Older buildings can have thousands of cracks and openings pests can enter through and can even spread across multiple adjoining buildings. Even more than simply being a nuisance and a health hazard, pests like rodents can cause structural damage to buildings and could even cause fires by chewing through wiring.

The Benefits of Exclusion and Integrated Pest Management

Exclusion and integrated pest management also have a variety of other benefits over traditional forms of pest control. For instance, organic IPM is totally chemical free, making it better for the environment and avoids potential health hazards.

More than that though, integrated pest management is non-invasive, meaning you don’t have to pack up your family and stay in a hotel for multiple days while exterminators fumigate your home.

Integrated pest management with exclusion also has longer lasting results than chemical pest control. After all, if chemical pest removal doesn’t address the root causes of the infestation, then the surviving pests will simply repopulate in a matter of months, or even weeks.

With holistic organic IPM and exclusion pest removal, you can rest assured your home or business will be safe from future infestations for years to come!


When you need exterminators trained in exclusion pest management in Toronto, call Terminix Canada. We offer extensive organic IPM pest control and removal across the GTA.