As we approach warm summer days, it’s time to head back to the lake for tubing, fishing and relaxing out on the boat. For owners of vacation homes, a few surprises might be lurking inside your lake house after setting up camp while you were away. Many central and east Alabama homeowners with properties in the Lake Martin area may find their vacation homes have been taken over by families of squirrels, raccoons, bats, rodents like rats and mice and even snakes. When your lake house is unoccupied during the colder months, it’s only natural for wildlife to move in and make themselves at home. As you head back to the lake this summer, it’s important to become familiar with the popular places wildlife may hide and what you can do to make these unwelcome guests, not extend their stay.
Common Lake House Entry Points
If you find or suspect there is wildlife living in your lake house, it’s important that you have a clear understanding of how they got in. Though a lot of nuisance wildlife seek shelter in attics and crawlspaces, they typically find their way into your home through cracks and crevices in the house’s foundation. The most common entry points for nuisance wildlife include:
- Ridge vents
- Chimney caps
- Drip edges
- Bathroom vents
- Gable vents
- Fascia boards
- Cracks and holes in the foundation
Remember, small animals can squeeze into cracks that are much smaller than most people realize. Therefore, checking these unexpected places and taking the proper exclusion measures is important to ensure nuisance wildlife never enters your home in the first place.
Go Pro Wildlife Removal Exclusion Options
Go Pro Wildlife Removal understands the urgency of wildlife situations and can help you make an informed decision about wildlife exclusion. Our goal is to not only help rid your lake house of current nuisance wildlife, but also to prevent future nuisance wildlife issues. We do this by providing a system where all entry points in your home and its structure are inspected for wildlife and sealed off to prevent further entry and to eliminate infestation of nuisance wildlife such as rodents, raccoons, bats, snakes and squirrels in the future. Our exclusion options include:
Dryer Vent Cover and Replacement
Dryer vent covers, brick weep holes and other vents can make an easy access point for mice, snakes and other animals to enter your home. Our dryer vent cover and replacement services can protect your home from unwanted wildlife.
Ridge Cap Prevention
As ridge vents age, the melted plastic pieces make the perfect entryway for small rodents, squirrels and bats. Fiber style ridge vents are easy for squirrels and mice to chew through, entering the attic space. When we apply a ridge cap, we block off unwanted wildlife from entering your home.
Attic Vent Covers
Uncovered attic vents are the perfect entry point for small critters like mice and squirrels who can easily slip in through small openings. Our team can help cover attic vents to prevent wildlife from finding a way inside.
Gutter Guard Installation
Installing gutter guards will protect your home from premature rotting, which can allow animals easy access to your attic or other areas.
Our approach is based on finding an environmentally and ethically sound solution while providing long-term relief from wildlife issues.
Go Pro Can Help Protect Your Lake House from Nuisance Wildlife
Time at the lake is supposed to be relaxing, fun and carefree. If you have nuisance wildlife living in your lake house, time spent at the lake can be a hassle. At Go Pro Wildlife Removal, we understand how important it is to act fast when wildlife moves into residential spaces. We want your lake days to go back to being carefree. So go with the pros at Go Pro Wildlife Removal. For more information, call us at (334) 744-0391.