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How to Repair Different Types of Wildlife Damage and Entry Holes

If you notice that there are animals within your house or even the attic, it is quite obvious that they are managing to get there somehow. Each area of the house has to be checked with great scrutiny. This includes the ground level gaps, the chimney, plumbing stacks, eave gaps, soffit vents, and vents. Think of all the areas that can be possible entry paint and all the signs that might tell you there are animals. The raccoons for example, try to rip a large hole while the squirrels chew. Mice and rats can use small holes while bats leave oily marks. It is important to animal proof your home once you find the entry holes and damages.



How to go about it

The problems which can arise due to wildlife existence can be very significant. As you seal the entry holes, it is important to concentrate on the level and type of damage that gas been caused so as to know the best way to go about it. You have to deal with the animal issue first so not to keep doing the same thing over and over again. The repairs that you may need may include sealing holes and even replacing vents and cables damaged by animals.

Entry holes on the basement or wall

As you deal with the holes, you need to know if you don’t do a clean job, these same areas may cause another issue in future. You cause fillers in case of a smaller hole. For the larger damage, you may replace some bricks. Walls are very vital and if you feel you can do a good job yourself, you should hire a professional to do it. In case of the basement, you should also check for soil removal and the exterior so as to handle the issue where a burrowing animal is concerned.

Entry holes in the roof or attic

The animals that get in this way are usually small like squirrels and bats and this means that the size of the holes is also quite small. For raccoons or other larger animals, you may have some fairly large holes meaning more material. If a vent is involved, replace the vent and cover it in wire mesh to reduce the chances of such animals coming back. Look more keenly to see if there are any other entry holes around. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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