If you are among those who live in squirrel populated areas, then you need to ensure that you install improvements to your house. This will prevent squirrels from nesting in your attic, edge or basement space. According to leading wildlife control Toronto company, Alpha Animal Control, to attain this, there are three steps one needs to follow when preparing squirrel proof for your home.
To begin with, you need to evaluate your home by moving around the house. Look for entry points and have it in mind that squirrels use considerable small openings to enter into the house. Make sure you look for openings on the roof, under the soffit and facade. Make sure you close every opening that may act as a squirrel door.
The second thing to do is to purchase materials you need to prevent squirrels by blocking each opening. You can seal some openings, which are not critical using expanding foam. It is not advisable to seal all openings. This is because other openings are necessary for appropriate performance of the roof. Sealing the entire roof will result to a problem of moisture build up and possible ice dams in a tundra region. It is advisable to talk to a professional before sealing all openings with airtight materials. For small holes, use
self-expanding foam because they are simple to use. All you need to do is to insert the hose into the gap.
Squirt the foam and it will grow to fill the hole and hardens. Materials can be bought from your local home-improvement retailer.
Finally, after purchasing the materials, determine holes to be sealed and holes necessary for air flow. The next thing is to install the materials appropriately. Even though the steps are simple, this work should be handled by a professional installer. A special care needs to be taken for the installations that need you to use a ladder. This is because you can forget and lose balance.