Your house is built to be a safe and comfortable place to live. Wildlife such as raccoons, rodents, squirrels, skunk and others feel the same way. But when wildlife animals make it their house, it can become an uncomfortable place for you to live. These animals always look for shelter, food and water and they find these things in your house.
Wild animals may be cute when they are outdoors, but when they find their way to come into your house, they suddenly become dangerous and less adorable. Animals don’t need a large entryway to come in. They can damage the structure your house and they also can spread several diseases. That is why it is crucial to seal the possible entry point of your house that they could use to gain entry. Here are some specific area that can be in your house.
- Chimney: Some animals such as raccoons and squirrels are great climbers. For these animals, getting down the chimney and into your home is a very easy process. Don’t forget bats, they can roost inside the chimney. Cover the chimney with chimney cap and keep the wild animals out of your house. If you don’t have chimney cap, there is nothing that can stop wild animals from sneaking inside.
- Fascia: Fascia is something that support your home’s rain gutters. Water damage can weaken it and make it easier for squirrels and other animals to find their way through it and get into your home. If you have a damaged or wear and tear fascia in your home, it needs to be replaced to keep these animals out.
- Roof vents: Roof vents are another entry point for animals. During the winter season, animals looking for warmer place and they find this place on your property. These creatures will feel warm air leaving the vent and it makes them want to move in with you. If there is any gap around the roof vent, rodents and other small critters can slip inside.
- Damaged shingles: Shingles are the main part of your roof. If shingles get damaged, it is important to hire a professional as soon as possible before it leads to several problems. When these are in good working shape, they help keep wild animals out of your property. Damaged shingles make it easier for animals make your home their own home.
- Construction gap: Just like roof vents and chimney, construction gap is another entry point for animals, especially for squirrels and rodents. If you notice light shining through the attic, you could have a construction gap. You can seal it with galvanized metal flashing. It can block the possible entry points and keep the wild animals out.
Check these places in your house and if you find anything wrong with them, hire a professional as soon as possible. If you are facing a wildlife problem in your attic and basement, call 911 Wildlife. We offer dependable and professional solutions to our customers.