Vancouver WildlifeKeeps Them Out
To prevent wildlife from re-entering your home or business, animal proofing is the solution. This long-lasting approach avoids future removal and repair expenses. When removing raccoons, skunks, squirrels, birds, bats, rats and other wildlife from your home or business, Vancouver Wildlife Control will secure the point of entry and guarantee that the animals will not re-enter that area for a period of one year. Unfortunately, the evicted animals are not so quick to move to a new location because they have already invested a lot of time and effort in making your house their home. The animals carefully chose this location because it is safe from predators and because of its close proximity to food and water. Furthermore, considerable time has already been spent renovating your attic to construct the perfect den site. Also, some animals store considerable amounts food in their den and they are not easily persuading to move on and leave it behind.
After we have removed the animals they are more than determined to get back in. To prevent this from happening it is extremely important to protect every known entry point for wildlife. Wildlife proofing is necessary to achieve a long term solution.
Below are examples of how wildlife can enter your home and how Vancouver Wildlife Control will keep wildlife out.
Roof Vents create proper air flow in an attic, which prevents moisture and mold from building up. They are most often constructed of a thin plastic material making it very easy for raccoons and squirrels to chew and tear their way past and into the attic. A determined animal will also chew through vents made of metal. The only 100% protection against raccoons and squirrels entering the attic through any roof vent is to have our specially manufactured galvanized roof vent screen box installed.
Roof Plumbing Vent Mats / Pipes
Plumbing Vent Pipes allow water / waste to flow into the sewer system and keep sewer gases from entering the home. The plumbing vent mats are made of rubber and plastic which is easy for raccoons and squirrels to chew and rip their way past into the attic. If a squirrel or baby raccoon climbs into the open pipe they can become stuck, causing the plumbing system to shut down, which can be an expensive fix. The only 100% protection against raccoons and squirrels entering the attic through the plumbing mat is to have our specially manufactured galvanized roof vent screen box installed. A screen cap installed on the top of the pipe will prevent animals from entering the pipe.
Roof / Soffit Intersections
Roof / Soffit Intersections are areas where two different roof lines intersect. This design feature on a house is inherently structurally weak making it extremely easy for raccoons, squirrels and birds to gain entry into the attic. Where raccoons will simply push up with their back and dislodge a piece of the aluminum soffit to enter the attic, squirrels and birds will often squeeze into an opening that already exists. The only 100% protection against raccoons and squirrels entering the attic through a roof / soffit intersection is to reinforce all these areas with our galvanized screen.
Chimneys are ventilation channels that allow for carbon monoxide from a furnace and smoke from a fireplace to exit the house. Raccoons, squirrels and birds looking for nesting and den sites are attracted to uncapped chimneys. Animals nesting inside the chimney can block the chimney causing deadly carbon monoxide to enter the living space of the home. Wildlife can also enter the home via the chimney and cause considerable damage in their attempt to get back outside. The only 100% protection against raccoons, squirrels and birds entering the chimney is to install our galvanized screen chimney cap.
Decks, Porches and Sheds
Decks, Porches and Sheds provide ground level shelter for raccoons, skunks and squirrels etc. As these structures sit directly on soil it is easy for wildlife to dig and get underneath. The only 100% protection against raccoons, skunks and squirrels from digging is to trench around the entire perimeter of the structure and install our galvanized screen in an “L” configuration and then refilling the trench.
Roof / Fascia Space
Roof / Fascia Space is a structural opening between the roof board (supports the shingles) and the fascia board (supports the eavestrough). When this space exists on a house it presents an opportunity for raccoons and squirrels to put their nose into the opening and gnaw on the free edge of the wood. Once they have made the hole large enough they can climb through the opening into the attic. The only 100% protection against raccoons and squirrels chewing on this space is to fasten our galvanized screen on the roof edge.
Stove, Bathroom And Dryer Exhaust Vents
Stove, Bathroom and Dryer Exhaust Vents provide a ventilation channel to remove moisture, heat, odours and smoke from inside the house. Birds and squirrels will build their nests inside the metal vent often preventing it from exhausting the inside air. The only 100% protection against squirrels and birds from entering these vents is to fasten our galvanized screen vent box over the existing vent cover.