Ann Arbor Attic, Soffit, & Louver Vent Screen Guards
The inside of your home is only as secure as the outside when it comes to wildlife critters finding their way in. Clever critters like raccoons, squirrels, bats, and mice all make use of compromised roofs to gain entry into your Ann Arbor home.
Whether it's attic fan vent guards, roof vent guards, gable vent closures, or soffit vent repairs, our skilled technicians have the expertise needed to solve your critter problems quickly and professionally. Let us do the work for you; do not hesitate to contact Critter Control of Ann Arbor today! 734.333.7349
Why are vent screen guards important?
Attic vents, soffit vents, and louver vents are all important for keeping the air circulating in your home. They play an important role in keeping your home cool in the summer and safe in the winter. While these vents are important for the proper function of your home, if they aren't properly sealed and screened, they are a gateway for wildlife.
Especially as the Michigan winter rolls in, wildlife is going to start looking for a warm place to spend the snowy months. Your vents offer the perfect way for them to enter your home. Even if you think your vents are sealed, you'll want to check again. Animals like mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime. It doesn't take more than a damaged vent flap for them to wiggle their way inside!
Wildlife in your Ann Arbor home can damage your attic, leave droppings around your favorite belongings, and spread diseases. Vent screen guards can prevent problems before they start.
Dangers of Attic Damage
When your vents are left uncovered, you're at risk for attic damage. When birds fly into your attic through the vents, they make their nests and leave droppings. These droppings attract bugs and diseases, which are dangerous to your health. Rodents are another animal that will get into your home through an uncovered vent. Rodents multiply quickly. They will make a nest in your insulation, soil the area with their droppings, and chew exposed wires creating a fire hazard.
Bats also like to live in the attic and will get there through vent guards. Bats in the attic group together on your walls and leave behind guano. They also reproduce quickly and create a health hazard in your attic. When squirrels get into your attic through the vents, they will hoard their food for winter and use your insulation for bedding. They will also chew wires and cause a fire hazard. If you have a loose screen guard over your vent, raccoons will use the dexterity in their paws to rip the cover off and make their nest inside your attic. They will leave behind a latrine, have their babies, and soil your insulation.
Soiled insulation, chewed wires, and animal droppings can all be avoided with proper covers on your attic, soffit, and louver vents.
Call Critter Control of Ann Arbor today to ensure your home is sealed tight from wildlife in your neighborhood! 734.333.7349