Deterring Pests from Rooftop Nesting

Keeping squirrels, chipmunks, birds, and mice away from your roof will keep your home better protected from infestation and damage by the crawling critters. Especially if you have expensive equipment like solar panels installed on your rooftop, it is important to take proper precautions to deter them from making your home their home. Here are some tips to keep these critters from becoming major problems, requiring expensive damage control and repairs for your roof and home.

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Do Routine Cleanings to Remove Natural Debris

If rooftops and gutters not cleaned regularly, dust, dirt, leaves, pine needles, twigs, and other natural debris will accumulate. This can begin to create natural nests and trap moisture, attracting insects and small pests to the area. Routinely cleaning gutters, especially in autumn and winter, and removing excessive rooftop debris will help to minimize nesting locations.

Consider Using Deterrents

Small pests will stay away from areas where they feel threatened. While under equipment like solar panels and other rooftop nooks and crannies offer a safe area for critters to roost, those with surprise decoys hiding underneath and nearby will be less attractive. Placing rubber snakes or plastic birds of prey close by can catch pests off-guard and send them to look for other areas to take up residence.

Cut Off Critters’ Access to Your Roof

Often, squirrels and rodents will traverse power lines and utility poles to reach your home’s roof. Critter Guard’s Line Guard and Pole Guard products will prevent them from doing so. These systems of rollers and spinners provide barriers to help keep your roof intact and free of pest damage by making staying on lines and poles impossible for the furry critters. To learn more about how to keep squirrels and other rodents at bay, contact us today.

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