Custom Attic Vent Screening
Attic vents are one of the most common entry points that wildlife will use to gain access to a building. Vents are commonly covered with a thin screen meant only to keep out insects such as bees and wasps. These screens can become loose over time or wildlife such as squirrels or raccoons will tear through the screen with little resistance, rendering them useless. After gaining access to the attic, squirrels and raccoons will chew wiring which can create fire hazards as well as contaminating the insulation with droppings and urine.
Bats commonly enter through louver vents because of the easy access into an attic. Bats will hang on the screen inside the attic because the air flow that moves through the vent cools their bodies. Once inside the attic, bats will deposit their droppings, or guano, on the attic floor and a health hazard can be created from exposure.
Our professionals will evict whatever wildlife has invaded your attic, then waste products will be removed, the attic sanitized and new insulation installed, if needed. Installation of special screens and vent covers will prevent future animal infestations. No matter what your vent repair needs might be, we can provide a custom solution for any situation. Contact the Animal Control Professionals at Texas Animal Control Solutions today to resolve your wildlife conflict and install custom attic vent screening.
Mice, Rat and Snake Prevention
A young mouse can enter a home through a gap the size of a quarter. How many quarter sized gaps do you have in your home or business? The answer for most people is, “Plenty!” This photo shows a typical “construction gap” at the foundation of a home. As a result of the poor construction, the home was invaded by mice and then the black snakes moved in after them.
When a home or business is constructed, it is not uncommon to require many gaps due to penetrations such as electrical lines and plumbing pipes. However, preventive maintenance and sealing around these gaps can preclude pests from gaining access to the building.
Prevention is the key to avert a wildlife problem before it arises. A total inspection of your home or business will be accomplished by our Animal Control Professionals and recommendations will be made to fully seal and protect it against pest entry.
Trust Texas Animal Control Solutions to protect your property with proven techniques that will control an invasion by mice, rat and snake prevention.
Roofline Flashing to Prevent Bird, Squirrel, Opossum and Raccoon Entry
Modern construction techniques create problems when rooflines are not properly sealed and soffits do not extend to the roof shingles. This creates an access point for many species of wildlife to enter the home and leads directly to the attic or soffit.
Many of these entry points are concealed from view, either by a connecting roofline that is not visible from the ground or hidden inside a gutter.
Properly sealed roof lines will prevent wildlife such as birds and squirrels from nesting as well as the added benefit of sealing the home from the elements. A properly sealed home will use less energy and save you money on utility bills.
Homes today have many features that are conducive to numerous openings. For example, if you have 4 dormers on your home, there could be 8 openings. Add to that the normal roof connections and it is not uncommon to have the potential for 12 or more openings on the average home!
By securing these areas after we have completed the wildlife removal process, your home or business will be sealed from the elements and protected against wildlife living in your attic or soffits.
Protect your home or business through proper roofline flashing to prevent bird, squirrel, Opossum and Raccoon Entry.
Gutter Cleaning and Gutter Guard Installation
While we are on the roof of your home or business, a check of your gutter system will be accomplished. Many times wildlife will enter through the gutter system due to the gutters being clogged which causes water to rot the fascia behind them.
As pictured, this rotted fascia makes it easy for squirrels to penetrate and create a hole into the soffit and ultimately gain access to the attic.
Clogged gutters cause extra weight that leads to added strain on the mounting brackets that support the gutter. This extra strain may cause the gutter system to loosen and become disconnected from the fascia. The gutter can potentially fall off the house, ripping off the soffit and fascia on the way down. Now you not only have to replace the gutter system, you also have to repair the soffit and fascia, adding to the cost of your repair bill.
Gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year. Springtime brings new leaves and flowers on the trees. This flowering will fill and plug your gutters. The fall of the year brings the largest leaf fall and quickly fills the gutters.
Our gutter cleaning services will remove all of the debris and ensure your gutters and downspouts are clear. An assessment of your fascia and soffits will identify any areas where wildlife can access your home. Recommendations for maintenance or repair will be provided. We can also install state of the art gutter protection devices so you can end the gutter cleaning cycle once and for all.
Enjoy a maintenance free home or business with our gutter cleaning and gutter guard installation
The final step in our process in insuring that nuisance wildlife will not want to come around your property and cause any further damage. Prevention is the key! Texas Animal Control Solutions offers services such as tree trimming, repair fences, and general property clean up and maintenance. We can provide deterrent systems and products to keep uninvited wildlife away from your home.