If you have a problem with furry critters you want to be rid of them, but how? On the market today are endless amounts of traps, poisons, repellents, tricks and gimmicks promising to help you eradicate these pesky problems? Sorting through all the hype to decide which method is the best way to rid your home of a dangerous and damaging infestation can be a daunting task. Although there are many proven methods out there to eradicate these chewing menaces, one that is tried and true is the exclusion door. This simple but effective gadget is in fact a door or funnel that allows animals to leave an area but blocks them from getting back in. An exclusion door can be easily made from any heavy duty wire or hardware cloth. If creating a funnel, the cloth is rolled in such a fashion that the creature can squeeze out, but because of the twist creating the funnel shape the opening is too small to allow it re-entry.
An exclusion door is attached with hinges or screws in such a fashion that the animal can push it open to leave, but it will not push to reopen. If you are not the DIY type, the can be purchased at any local hardware or feed store in the country. You can also contact a professional to handle the problem for you. Exclusion devices can be installed on any part of a building where signs of entry have been spotted. Just look for cracks or crevices showing signs of chewing or scratching. Check for a concentration of fecal droppings is also a sure sign.
For maximum effectiveness, you want to install the exclusion device over the hole originally made by the uninvited guest. Before you install this device, it is best to be sure that the creature in question does not have a nest of helpless young that will die without their attention, leaving you with a whole other set of problems.
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