Wildlife prevention is good to keep nuisance animals and attic pest out of your home. Wildlife proofing your home is essential when dealing with unwanted pest. Most wild animals are very territorial and will often come back to a home if the repairs not done right. We offer all types of repairs. Chimney caps, eves, gable vents, ridge vents, bathroom vent covers, caulking, screening, flashing, deck screening and more. We use caulking and roof sealant on all repairs. We never use spray foam for repairs! It looks awful and never last. The absolute only time for spray foam use is when controlling air flow and insulation purposes. Always used from inside out, never outside in. Below are some reasons for repairs:
Chimney Caps - Chimney caps ensure there will be no more raccoons, birds, or batsliving in your fireplace. Typically a cap will not keep bats out so we recommend installing a 1/2" hardware cloth underneath the cap to keep bats. Out. If the fire place is natural gas a 1/4" hardware cloth can be used to ensure no bats will gain entry. There are many types of chimney caps for every flue size. We can choose the cap that best fits your chimney stack.
Eave Repairs - Often times squirrels, birds or bats will enter your house through an eve area.Evesare areas where one roof line meets another roof line, creating a construction gap. Squirrels willget up under the gap and chew their way in. A bat will fold its body up and slide right in.Birdscanmake a nest inside the soffit blocking ventilation and also createsairbornebacteria. Repairs can be made with flashing or hardware cloth.
Gable Vents-Gable vents are vents that sit on the sideof your house and provideventilation.We often need to screen the top of these vents with galvanized hardware cloth.Screens from the inside will not keep the animals or birds from roosting or nesting under the louvers.Screens typically blend in with shadows making it less noticeable.Bats, birds and squirrels are the most common animals entering these areas.
Ridge Vents - Ridge vents are vents that sit on top of the peak of your house allowing ventilation. Even if there is a fiberglass screen underneath the bats will sit under the vent cap causing the screen to deteriorate. Ridge should be nailed down tight to the roof line. Some metal caps like the one in the picture have a rubber insert in the end of them. Sometimes these fall out or roofers forget to put them in. Replacing the rubber insert or filling it in with hardware cloth and roof sealant will get the job done and keep critters out. Sometimes ridge vents are too bad and must be replaced. We can do that for you to.
Bird Cages-Cages over dryer vents and bathroom vents can prevent birds fromnesting in your flex pipe causing your exhaust systems not to work. It's important to removal all of the debris from with in the flex pipe. Sometimes this requires going into the attic to remove the flex pipe from the exhaust. Once removed you can clean out the pipe and reattach it to the exhaust. Using hardware cloth instead of the vent cap can clog up sometimes. We don't recommend this method.
Attic Vent Cages-Cages over your attic and canned vents can prevent squirrels andraccoons from chewing through into your attic. This is also a good technique to keep birds out from underneath the vent as well. Screens from the attic will prevent wild animals or birds from entering your attic, but will not prevent nesting under the vent. Birds and squirrels will gather nesting material and make homes underneath the vent top. Raccoons have often torn off these vent tops to make way into your attic. Applying these cages over your vents are sure to keep nuisance wildlife out of your attic. Cage covers typically come in a galvanized metal or a stainless steal depending on your liking.
Flashing-Around chimneys and eves can prevent mice, squirrels, birds, bats andother wildlife from entering your attic and home. Flashing on bird feeder post can prevent raccoons andsquirrels from eating your feed as they can not grip onto the post.Shiny metal flashing above door ways and onwood siding can deter bats from roosting and wood peckers from pecking holes.
DeckFencing- For deck barriers we dig 18" barrier trench around decks and porches.Then we install galvanized hardware cloth, 1/8", 1/4", or 1/2" gage around the deck.Then we backfill all trench areas to keepanimals from diggingunderneath. Especiallygroundhogsand skunks.
For Repairs to keep wild pest out we service most of Michigan. See our service area to see if we are in your area.
Michigan Bat Control Inc.
At Michigan Wildlife Solutions, LLC we over the most humane and complete wildlife control solutions. We are experienced in the nuisance animal control industry and get rid of all nuisance animal pest from your home, attic, and office. We are specialized in commercial and residential services. Our specialty is things that fly like bird control, bat control, bat removal, and live exclusions. We proudly service all of the following cities for wildlife control, bird control, and bat pest control: Saginaw, Midland, Bay City, Flint, Flushing, Grand Blanc, Goodrich, Davison, Lapper, Swartz Creek, Byron, Owosso, Perry, Gaines, Durand, Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos, Hasslett, Howell, Brighton, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, South Lyon, Ann Arbor, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Canton, Wayne, Westland, Milford, Holly, Clarkston, Ortonville, Waterford, Rochester, Troy, Birmingham, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Shelby Township, Utica, Macomb, Romeo, Sterling Heights, and all surrounding cities. For a complete list of our animal control services and areas we commonly service, visit our links below.