5 Questions with Dave Colbert

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Dave Colbert, Xcluder VP Sales, answers the top 5 questions about the importance of exclusion as part of integrated pest management (IPM).

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August 26, 2021

Dave Colbert, Xcluder® VP Sales
1. Why is pest exclusion important?

Pest professionals are hired to solve clients’ problems — but also to prevent problems from occurring in the first place — and exclusion is a critical component of prevention and a key aspect to any IPM program.

  • The first line of defense against rodents is to seal all entry points.
  • Call backs are costly. Exclusion is the most economical solution.
  • Exclusion is a value-added proposition for PMPs — a profitable service for the portfolio.
2. Are Xcluder® products difficult to install?

Most products, like Xcluder Fill Fabric and Door Sweeps, are easy to install; no certification or special tools are required. Projects like sealing docks or dock doors can be more involved, but subcontractors can help complete the job if needed, and our team can connect you with resources. Also, we offer in-depth training on our full product line — if you are interested in this for your team please get in touch!

3. Where can I install Xcluder® products?

In short, almost anywhere there’s a rodent vulnerability! Xcluder products — from Fill Fabric to Door Sweeps to Garage Door Seals to Geo Landscape Fabric — provide proven exclusion solutions for both commercial and residential settings. The list of potential markets is endless: residential, warehouses, food processing, cold storage, retail, schools, hospitals…just to name a few. And if you come across an exclusion situation not yet covered by our product line? Get in touch with us! We’re always working with PMPs to develop new solutions to new issues.

4. What are Xcluder® products made of?

Xcluder Fill Fabric consists of a patented blend of stainless-steel wool and poly material, which will never rust and has a springiness that contributes to ease of installation and permanency. Our Door Sweeps contain a layer of Fill Fabric and high-quality, durable rubber with an added rubber flap for enhanced weather sealing and thermal properties. Our Door Seals contain the same rubber and Fill Fabric, with a stainless-steel screen layer for additional rodent protection, and Xcluder Geo is made of stainless-steel wool.

5. Where can I buy Xcluder®?

Xcluder is sold through a variety of online and brick and mortar outlets, but primarily through the major pest management distributors. Xcluder’s technical service department is available by phone or email to answer any questions that arise, and there’s a lifetime guarantee on all properly installed door sweeps. All Xcluder products are made in the U.S.A.