In Canada, it is common to have squirrels, racoons, mice and birds trying to get in and roost in homes over the winter. Sometimes you might even have an unwanted opossum or feral cat trying to make your home theirs. Their favorite access points are always near the roof of your home. If you want to discourage Canada's many furry inhabitants from moving in, here are a few things you can do.
Roofing Companies Can Help
Hire a roofer to examine your roof and roof ventilation system. He or she will climb up onto your roof and look for access points that many animals use to get into your attic and the warm spaces in between the walls. Then they can show you how the animals are getting in and what they will do to seal them out. You may even see some entry points yourself from the ground, which often include bent or missing parts of the roofing vents.
This is the typical list of tasks a roofer will perform to pest-proof your home:
If you choose to have a roofer perform all of the above, then it should significantly decrease your personal encounters of the furry kind. You will not have to set as many traps every winter, and you may find that you do not have to set any traps at all.
Finding a Roofing Company/Contractor That Provides These Services
Most roofing companies provide the previously mentioned services as home and roofing maintenance. They generally do not advertise it as pest-prevention, but all of these maintenance services combined have this valuable benefit. The only things you will need to ask the contractor about is the price and how soon he or she can perform these services.
For more information, contact Great Canadian Roofing and Siding or a similar company.