Animal Proofing to Prevent Animals from Entering
Having animals invade your home is disruptive and puts the health and safety of your family and pets at risk. Once a single animal enters, their pheromones, urine, feces, and other odors can make your home smell like wild animals. This odor is an attractant to other animals, which makes your home more likely to become infested year after year.
Landmark safeguards against future animal damage. Our biologists humanely remove the animal, remediate the damage, sanitize the area, and reinforce vulnerable areas against animals entering in the future by installing animal-proof barriers that cannot be breached.
Our team of scientists understands how animals find their way into structures, develop service plans, and make the improvements necessary to protect your home from suffering more damage.
- Remove the feces, urine, and nesting material
- Replace contaminated insulation, or compacted insulation with new, fresh insulation
- Seal mice out from foundations, conduit lines, pipe penetrations, dormers, vents, and soffits
- Animal proof attic vents, mushroom vents, dryer vents, and other vulnerable areas
- Install durable animal-proof chimney caps
- Prevent animals from burrowing under decks, stoops, foundations, and sheds with underground steel barriers
Animals have their place in nature, not in your home.
Unless They’re Treated, Animals Will Quickly Cause Significant Damage to Homes
Anytime a wild animal like mice, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, or groundhogs invade your property, they can cause hundreds of dollars each day in damage. They will chew into structures, cause fires by gnawing at wiring, tear up insulation for nesting material, and contaminate structures with their feces and urine.
Animal damage can include:
- Holes torn through eaves, fascia, siding, and soffits
- Damaged roof vents and shingles
- Soiled insulation contaminated with feces and parasites
Landmark Seals Animals Out
A mouse requires only a quarter-inch hole to get inside. Identifying all of the holes through which they can enter requires specialized training in wildlife and its habits as well as training in how structures work. Landmark’s biologists and craftsmen possess both of these qualities and undergo special training to master our proprietary techniques. Our experts find hidden entrances and other vulnerable entry points and then apply animal-proof products to ensure wildlife is sealed out.
We restore more than your home. We restore your peace of mind.
Protection. Repair. Prevention.
We remove animals, repair the damage they cause and seal animals out to protect homes and businesses.
Humane Wildlife Removal
Landmark’s team of expertly-trained, licensed professionals are fast, efficient, and humane.
Wildlife Damage Repair
We remove the contamination, repair the damage, and restore the safety of your home.
Most homes were not built with animal and insect invasion in mind. Any crack or void invites insects, rodents, birds and larger wildlife to enter your building. Raccoons enter through attic fans, and squirrels enter attics through unprotected vents. Skunks dig under decks, and chipmunks burrow beneath sidewalks and foundations.
Landmark seals pests out. Sealing gaps is particularly important as part of a green pest control plan, as reduced reliance on pesticides and rodenticides can be achieved through structural exclusion.
Landmark conducts roof to basement inspections to identify the areas where pests enter. Our insect specialists use methods that are environmentally friendly and our craftsmen seal gaps and close entry points to keep insects and wildlife out.
Stinging Insect Prevention
The best way to keep stinging insects such as bees, wasps, and hornets from harming your family and pets is to prevent them from building nests on your home. Landmark’s green methods prevent stinging insects from building their nests where you live and work.
Mice enter homes through gaps around the foundation, and they can also climb to access higher entry points. Improperly flashed areas around the roof and soffit allow entry by mice and other pests. Landmark seals mice out.
Bats can enter through gaps around chimneys and masonry, peak vents, dormers, and damaged eaves. Bats live in groups called colonies, so anytime a bat is found inside of the human-occupied spaces, a thorough inspection must take place to look for gaps or evidence of a bat colony. Landmark is a leader in humane bat colony removal and exclusion.
Birds build nests in stove and dryer vents, and improperly flashed areas around the roof and soffit. Birds that nest and roost on buildings can spread diseases and contaminate areas with guano. Their corrosive guano can decrease the useful life of concrete and steel structures leading to metal fatigue and failure. Landmark designs aesthetically pleasing bird deterrent systems that protect buildings by humanely excluding birds.
Soiled Attic Insulation Replacement
Insulation damaged by animal activity is less energy efficient, contains animal odors, and may harbor many different types of bacteria, parasites, and fungus, including histoplasmosis and raccoon roundworm. Landmark’s technicians safely remove contaminated insulation, neutralize the odors animals leave behind, and treat your attic for parasites, including fleas, ticks, and mites.
Inadequate insulation and air leakage are the leading causes of energy waste. Animals compact and damage insulation and compound energy loss. Landmark’s energy efficient cellulose and fiberglass insulation are an effective way to increase energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money by keeping your home warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.