Your roof can be very inviting for many animals and if steps are not taken to remove them or prevent them from entering in the first place, the damage can be bad. You could end up needing a complete roof replacement from a Hilton Head roofer such as Tri County Roofing & Siding. If you see signs of pests in the roof, eaves or attic, you can try to remove them yourself, or seek the help of a Hilton Head professional.
Critters That Like to Move In
Some animals can find your home’s roof and eaves very inviting to live in. They will move in and make themselves right at home. Types of critters that may move in include:
- Small Birds
How to Remove These Unwanted Guests
The best method for removing most animals is to trap and relocate them. When you know which animal is invading, set out the right size and type of trap at their point of entry. Once they have all been trapped, they can be relocated to an appropriate Hilton Head area location.
Bees are harder to remove as their hive can sometimes extend into the walls and throughout the eaves. The best way to remove them is by calling in a bee removal professional.
Once the animals have been removed, it is important to take steps to prevent them from returning. First, you will need to remove the nesting material and droppings and spray the attic with a cleaner to remove parasites and animal scents left behind. Next, make sure you have found all the possible areas they could have entered your attic and seal shut all the entry points. Sealants like caulk or foam sealant work well with small openings, and steel is ideal for areas where squirrels, raccoons, and other gnawing animals have tried to come in, since it cannot be chewed through.
Since some critters can cause a large amount of damage, repairs could possibly be needed, with the possibility of a complete roof replacement, if the damage is really bad.
Roof Replacement Before Critters Invade
If your roof has any signs of damage, then those damaged areas make it easy for animals to get in. If you don’t think you have any animals in your roof yet, consider roof repairs or a roof replacement now before they have the chance to invade.
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