Raccoons, bats, squirrels, mice, rats, and snakes, just to name a few, are examples of nuisance wildlife pests. These pests have no problem moving into a building without permission and they don't care if that building is your home. It is up to the homeowner to take preventative measures around their home to ensure no nuisance wildlife pest is able to enter.
The most common entry ways that these pests can enter are around the rooftops, vents, chimneys, and gaps in
the structure itself. The rooftop is the number one access into the attic. Squirrels, raccoons and bats like to take over this area because it's secluded and near a food source. Some rooftop entries can have a gap without you knowing it. Those areas are where the shingles meet the fascia board, where the soffit hangs, the chimney flue, and attic vents. The holes can be as small as 2 1/2 in for a pest to squeeze through.
Other locations around the building that are considered entry ways are garages, basements, rotted stills or foundations, and old or unused drain pipes. Cracks in the foundation mortar or crawlspace is the main entry areas for snakes to enter. Birds like to nest in building vents such as the dryer, kitchen, and bathroom. Mice and rats like to enter the building through the pipes and in gaps within the building itself. They can squeeze through holes as small as 1/4 in.
If you want a licensed professional wildlife company to inspect your home for to be "pest" free, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184. Our courteous staff will be more than happy to work with you to take preventative measures against nuisance wildlife.