Fall Pests to Protect Your Roof From
- Thursday, 12 September 2019 10:37
With the slowly passing of summer and its long and warm days, a person’s home can make a perfect destination for pests during the lower temperatures of fall. All animals and insects feel the lower temperatures of fall and they are trying to find ways to warm themselves, as well as finding food. This is why preparing your home for fall is a good practice to consider doing each year. With that said, here are some of the pests to expect to protect your roof from.
Mice and Rats –
Rodents such as mice and rats are the most common ones to expect to visit your home. Not dealing with them soon can become a real nuisance over time. The main problem with rats and mice is that they rarely travel alone so be sure to expect a mouse and company. Proper care should be taken to prevent these rodents from making their appearance in your house. Things such as storing food in airtight containers and most importantly, fixing and sealing any cracks and holes around the house, as well as the roof.
Raccoons and Squirrels –
The most prominent roof invaders would be raccoons and squirrels which can access your roof via power lines and trees. These rodents may be cute but can be a real headache when they find their way into your attic. While there is not much that one can do in the case of power lines, tree branches, on the other hand, can be trimmed in such a way that they don’t reach your roof. While doing this may not guaranty a squirrel never visiting your house, it can make things a bit more difficult for them.
Birds and Ants –
Some birds can make their way into your home through vents and chimneys and there is also the possibility of them damaging your roof. Vent and roof guards are a good countermeasure to prevent birds from entering your attic and they are a cost-effective way to ensure safety. Termites can cause a lot of damage to your roof if they are left unattended. They usually invade wooden surfaces and the exposed wood in the attic can make the perfect target and if left unattended, they can cause a lot of damage to the wood’s structure.
The damaging affects pests can have on a roof need to be addressed promptly. Having your roof inspected by a local Lansing roofing company twice a year
is very important. The sooner you can catch the damage the easier it is to repair, and the less costly it will be.