Nuisance wildlife pests have no problem moving into a building without permission. Especially your home. The homeowner needs to take preventative measures against nuisance pests to ensure they can't enter the home.
There are common entry areas that can be found around your home which enables nuisance pests inside. These areas include rooftops, chimneys, vents and/or gaps within the building itself. Other locations around the building that are considered entry ways are garages, basements, rotted stills or foundations, and old or unused drain pipes.
The rooftop is the most common entry that pests can access 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. Worn soffit or siding: soffits are the weak point of the exterior of your home. they are used to build airflow into the roof or attic; however, animals can chew through wood, aluminum, vinyl or plastic to gain access into your home.
Birds will build their nests right in the corner of your gutters which can clog them up so water can not drain correctly away from your home. Birds can also build their nests in your chimney or even the vents on the home. The most popular is the dryer vent. The heat from the dryer keeps their laid eggs warm; however, the nests are very flammable which can cause a house fire. Chimneys that have bird's nest built inside them can cause carbon monoxide inside your home and without the proper ventilation systems could be life threatening.
Cracks in the foundation mortar or crawlspace is the main entry areas for snakes to enter. 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.
Any weak part of the structure of your home is where raccoons will tear up and chew their way in. They are able to squeeze through the smallest of holes, they can rip open siding with their strong human like hands, and they can chew through wiring with their razor sharp teeth. Squirrels can use the same entry areas as raccoons to gain entry.
Elite Wildlife Removal will be more than happy to take away that burden and give you peace of mind knowing your home and family will be taken care of. Give us a call at 804-867-7184 and one of our technicians will conduct a thorough inspection to determine if there are any entry areas around your home that a nuisance pest can enter your home. Let us ease your mind in knowing your home is protected from these pests.