Keeping wildlife out of your home seems like a no-brainer. Close the doors, use screens on your windows and don’t leave gaping holes anywhere that they can access to move in. But it’s not so easy. Sometimes there’s a soft spot in the wood, or crack you weren’t aware of the way up high. Many species can work their way through those tiny spots and take up lodging in your home. For this reason, it’s critical that homeowners protect their property by being proactive with maintenance and patching up holes or damage before it’s too late.
Even if you think a problem with wildlife is already present in your home (perhaps in the attic or basement) there are still ways to help move them out safely and then stop them from getting back in.
In this post, we’ll look a bit closer at where you should look around your house for holes that these creatures might be using to enter.
Roof issues are a leading cause for wildlife making their way into your home’s attic. There are a number of different ways the roof can be a source of entry. From vents that are cracked or left open or even deteriorating wood along the edges. Once they locate a soft spot they can claw at, animals like raccoons will force their way into the shelter, in particular in winter months.
One place you might not think to look is inside the chimney. Have a professional or someone skilled and confident with using a ladder high up look down inside the chimney. Oftentimes, wildlife will use this area as a safe place to birth babies and trust the structure because it’s much like being inside a hollowed out tree.
No there probably aren’t any critters sitting in your plumbing waiting to come out and startle you, but there is a chance that they can enter through the plumbing on the roof if the mat that’s used to keep them out is torn or removed. While someone is up inspecting the roof, have time take a peek in the plumbing pipe from the bathroom too.
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