Prevent Pests and Rodents with a Door Sweep

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As your Clifton Park pest control company, our job is not just to “exterminate pests.” Thomas Pest Services practices IPM. IPM stands for, Integrated Pest Management. IPM practices prevention, client awareness, education, and building inspections are all as important as controlling pests.

Integrated pest management begins with learning how and why a pest entered a home or building. Professionals in this field are knowledgeable about the life cycle of pests and their preferred nesting locations. Thus, they are able to use innovative pest prevention techniques that are the least hazardous to plant life, property, pets and people.

IPM uses common sense practices in coordination with environmentally sensitive chemicals. For example, instead of using harmful chemicals to prevent the return of a pest, pest control specialists may suggest to the client to apply fresh caulking, new door screens, a new window, new door sweeps, and so on.

Today we are going to discuss the importance of door sweeps. If you are asking, “what is a door sweep?” let us explain. A door sweep is placed on the bottom of a door frame (see picture). Door sweeps do not necessarily sweep, but provide a buffer between the door gap and the floor. Door sweeps are important in controlling air movement, allowing less warm air out and vise versa. The tight seal eliminates light, sound and odors that can attract pests.

Why use a brush door sweep?

  • Brush conforms to surface irregularities
  • Will not crack or tear like rubber seals
  • Stays flexible
  • Long lasting
  • Cost effective
  • Stops 98% of air infiltration
  • Rodents dislike the feeling of the bristles.
  • Rodents cannot chew through the bristles like rubber or vinyl.

A door sweep is a simple, cost effective way to keep pests and rodents out and controlling air movement. Many pest infestations can be controlled with do-it-yourself pest control tricks or simple exclusion methods that could actually save you money in the long run. If you are interested in preventing pests with a door sweep, contact Thomas Pest Services.


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