Attic vents are one of the most common entry points for wildlife seeking access to a building. These vents are usually only covered with a light screen meant to keep out insects such as wasps and bees. These screens can come ajar over time, and larger wildlife such as raccoons and squirrels can easily break into them. Once they gain access to the attic, raccoons and squirrels can chew wiring and create fire hazards; conversely, they can contaminate insulation with their feces and urine.
Bats, on the other hand, usually enter through louver vents. Bats often like to hang from the screen inside the attic because the vent’s airflow cools their bodies. Bats in an attic deposit droppings (or guano), a serious health hazard since exposure to guano can infect humans with Histoplasmosis. Areas affected by guano should only be cleaned by properly trained and equipped professionals, as even inhaling the nearby air can lead to an infection.
If your home or business has been affected by an attic invasion, the specialists at AAAC Wildlife Removal will evict the wildlife and remove waste. If necessary, we will also sanitize the area and install new insulation.
Installation of individual screens and vent covers can also help prevent future infestations. No matter your vent repair needs, we can provide a customized solution perfectly tailored to your specific situation. Contact the wildlife control professionals at AAAC Wildlife Removal today to help you manage any unwanted visitors.