A matter of hygiene for some, a source of phobias for others, parasites, whether they are insects, rodents or other small unwanted animals are never welcome in our living spaces. These nuisances colonize our homes by causing damage to our homes and pantry. Some people sometimes even threaten our health.
Prevention is better than cure! This adage applies equally to the problem of infestation, a phenomenon that is growing in Quebec.
Caulking your home is in complementary prevention of the intervention of an exterminator,one of the most effective ways to prevent these nuisances from sneaking inside through small holes, cracks and gaps.
We will also talk about clogging depending on the place to be treated.
Anti-intrusion caulking: why and how?
This is an essential solution that aims to prevent insects and other small animals from infiltrating the house. This specific caulking consists of carefully plugging all the faults that provide access to the interior of your home, both in the windows, doors and walls, as well as basements and lintels.
Did you know that a hole the size of a penny is enough for a mouse to make a pass?
Go beyond insulating caulking.
Its anti-intrusion function of parasitic animals is less often considered and involves interventions on other access to the house such as those that lead to the attic, cellars and basements.
At the time of the pricing, the caulker makes an accurate diagnosis that identifies the possible entry of parasites into the building, it knows the habits of insects and rodents of skunks able to impose themselves in a basement.
The completion of the work follows the same process as for window caulking:
- Cleaning non-stable materials,
- Laying new sealant in generous quantities in order to fill, in full, the cavities spotted,
- Aesthetic smoothing of finishes.
A perfect seal is ensured by a professional of the trade who:
- Mastered his art perfectly,
- Has some basic principles in extermination
- Only uses quality sealant products that are both compliant with safety standards and environmentally friendly.
Different types of sealants
Silicone or polyurethane; the choice of sealant depends on contextual factors(read this article about sealants).
Depending on the substrates on which they will be applied, some types of sealant will be more appropriate than others. The issue of colour is also a parameter that the professional considers.
This work is to be done in the fall, as it is the season in which wild animals lost in alleys and backyards, and mice and rats seek shelter for the winter.