Wildlife Prevention and Damage Control in Macomb County, MI
Wildlife prevention is good to keep nuisance animals and attic pest out of your home. Wildlife proofing your home is essential when dealing with unwanted pest. Most wild animals are very territorial and will often come back to a home if the repairs are not done right. We offer all types of repairs. Chimney caps, eves, gable vents, ridge vents, bathroom vent covers, caulking, screening, flashing, deck screening and more. We use caulking and roof sealant on all repairs.
Roof Transition Repair
Often times squirrels, birds or bats will enter your house through an eave area. Eaves are areas where one roof line meets another roof line, creating a construction gap. Squirrels will get up under the gap and chew their way in. A bat will fold its body up and slide right in. Birds can make a nest inside the soffit, blocking ventilation and also creating airborne bacteria. Mice will climb on the roof and go right into the attic. Repairs can be made with flashing (trim coil), Xcluder fabric, pest block or hardware cloth sealed with solar seal.
Gable Vent Screens
Gable vents are vents that sit on the side of your house and provide ventilation. We often need to screen the top of these vents with galvanized hardware cloth. For most gable vents we can use an 1/8" galvanized hardware cloth. For squirrels we use a 1/4" screen to keep them from chewing. Screens from the inside will not keep animals or birds from roosting or nesting under the louvers. Screens typically blend in with shadows making it less noticeable. Bats, birds, and squirrels are the most common animals entering these areas.
Ridge Vent Repair- Ridge Guard
Ridge vents are vents that sit on top of the peak of your house allowing ventilation. Even if there is a fiberglass screen underneath, the bats will still sit under the vent cap causing the screen to deteriorate. Ridge should be nailed down tight to the roof line. Some metal caps have a rubber insert in the end of them. Sometimes these fall out or roofers forget to put them in. Replacing the rubber insert or filling it in with hardware cloth and roof sealant will get the job done and keep critters out.
The best way for ridge vent repair is to install ridge-guard like the one show in the picture. This keeps ridge caps tight to the roof and prevents critters from entering underneath them.
Attic Vent Screens
Cages over your attic and canned vents can prevent squirrels and raccoons from chewing through into your attic. This is also a good technique to keep birds out from underneath the vent as well. Screens from the attic will prevent wild animals or birds from entering your attic, but will not prevent nesting under the vent. Birds and squirrels will gather nesting material and make homes underneath the vent top. Raccoons have often torn these vent tops off to make way into your attic. Applying these cages over your vents are sure to keep nuisance wildlife out of your attic. Cage covers typically come in a galvanized metal or stainless steel, depending on your liking.
Bathroom Vent Cover
Cages over dryer vents and bathroom vents can prevent birds from roosting in your flex pipe causing your exhaust systems not to work. It's important to remove all of the debris from within the flex pipe. Sometimes this requires going into the attic to remove the flex pipe from the exhaust. Once removed you can clean out the pipe and reattach it to the exhaust. Using hardware cloth instead of the vent cap, can clog up sometimes. We don't recommend this method.
Macomb County Nuisance Wildlife Control Services
Attic Restoration is done in three steps. Removal of contaminated insulation in the attic. Decontamination with antimicrobial formula and killz. Replacing the insulation to its original state.
We take a different approach when getting rid of wildlife from your home. Live exclusions of squirrels, mice, rats, birds, and bats is our specialty. Getting rid of wildlife and keeping them out is the best way to solve your problem.
We install chimney caps for standard chimney flu sizes. Chimney caps keep, birds, bats, raccoon's, squirrels and all nuisance wildlife out. Also a good way to keep leaves, rains, snow and other harmful things our of your fireplace.
If you have damages caused by nuisance wildlife like bats or raccoon's chances are your home owners insurance could help with the damages. We work with many types of insurance companies to help have your attic decontaminated and restored for health and structural reasons.
Many Home owners have problems with animals like raccoon's, skunks, opossums, and other nuisance wildlife living under their deck. The most effective way to keep wildlife out from underneath your deck is with screening and a deck barrier.
Our maintenance programs are designed to keep wildlife out for several years. By using preventative caulking, screening, flashing and capping can keep wildlife out for years. We keep up on repairs every year to make sure your home stays wildlife free.
If your in need of nuisance wildlife control services and live in Macomb County we can help! Start with a free online quote today.