If a critter works its way into your living room, you’re probably going to realize it. It’s hard to imagine a squirrel running around the dining room without causing a scene. However, most pests don’t make their home exactly where you make yours. They get into areas where they won’t be disturbed — in the walls and in your attic. One of the most common entry points for pests is your roof. Pests like squirrels and bats need only very small entry holes in order to pass through. That means you have to make sure your roof is completely secure in order to pest proof it.
Perform an Evaluation of Your Roof for Any Damage or Openings
Again, if you have a hole in your living room wall — even a small one — you’re going to notice it and do something about it. You may not be as attentive to your roof. The first step in pest proofing your roof is to evaluate the roof yourself. Look for any obvious signs of wear or holes that may have formed over time. You should also note if any tree branches are making contact with or hanging over your roof, as this creates a natural bridge for critters. You might be surprised by what you find when you stop and take a look.
Seal Up Any Holes and Replace Damaged Shingles
If you do notice damage to your roofing, or holes that may have formed, you should repair and replace the problem areas as soon as possible. Again, even small holes are enough for squirrels and bats to work their way inside.
Cover Vents With Screens to Keep Pests Out
You should also check the vents and chimneys on your home. Are they covered? These are easy entry points for pests. If your vents aren’t covered, or the covers have been damaged, be sure to add covers or replace them. Wire screens can stand up to the potential attack of critters.
Work with Carmel Valley Pest Control to Pest Proof Your Roof
As the weather cools down, pests will look for a more stable living situation. Your home is much more hospitable than the outdoors. If you have an easy entry point to your home, you’re at risk for infestation. Take the preceding steps to pest proof your roof, and work with the pros at Carmel Valley Pest Control. The team at CVPC will ensure that your home is ready to keep pests out this winter. Schedule service or a consultation by contacting Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.