How to Inspect Your House to Find Wild Animal Entry Holes

If you keep finding unpleasant visitors inside your house, then you must do something drastic in order to prevent anything like that from happening in the future. If you have already spent a lot of money on traps, poisons and electric fences in order to keep intruders out, then there is another important measure you should also take. Finding their exact entry point is of utmost importance, as it will help you keeping mice, bats or opossums outside of your property.

Possible Entry Holes

If you haven't inspected your house before, there are a few things you should keep in mind. There are many common entry holes that most of these animals use to get to your home. Pay extreme attention to the noises you hear in your house. If you are hearing something in the attic, then this is the first place to look into. The most common signs that you have a guest are the following:

  • Damaged soffits or possible vents in your roof
  • Loosen vents
  • Chimney that is currently uncovered
  • Damaged roof tiles
  • Open holes where your chimney meets the roof
  • Cracks under your front porch

If you can identify one or several of the above signs, then there is no doubt that you need to take the necessary measures, eliminate the threat and then treat these damages so that no other wild animal can enter your house.

Deal With the Animal[s]

Once you find the holes and before you start any constructions and repairs, you need to make sure the animals have left the building. You don't want to close the holes and repair the cracks, leaving the wild animal inside your house. Take the time to really inspect your house and make sure the house is now clean and free from all other animals. The best way to achieve it is by using live trapping and removal since at most cases you don't want to actually kill the poor animal.

Fix your House

Now it is time to start repairing your house. Make sure you have sealed all potential holes and that all entry points are now secured. Search for materials that have proven to be durable and that they will not be worn off at the first animal attempt. If you don't be careful, you might end up paying a lot and a couple of months later still dealing with the same problem over and over again.

Ask for a Professional Help

If you don't know how to perform these tasks, it is highly advisable to ask for a professional help. Experienced professionals have already dealt with this specific type of problem many times in the past. Therefore, they already know more than you and can secure your house in the best possible way.

Ask for their quotation and see if this will actually cost you less than if you have attempted to fix the problem on your own.

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