3 Ways to Keep Critters Off Your Roof This Spring

Although spring comes with fresh air, pleasant weather, and blooming flowers, it also coincides with the return of many critters.

Unfortunately, pests such as squirrels, mice, rats, and other critters can cause a lot of damage to homes and even electrical systems, sometimes causing power outages or disruptions. This damage can end in costly repairs. Therefore, as a homeowner, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to protect your home from a critter invasion.

How to Protect Your Home from Critters

Critters oftentimes gain access to your roof via power lines, utility poles, gutters, and nearby trees. Once on your roof, they can build nests, chew their way into your attic, and even gnaw through important electrical wires. In order to keep pests off your roof, home maintenance is important. Check out these maintenance tips to help keep your roof pest-free.

1. Prune Branches and Trim Tall Trees

Pests such as squirrels, raccoons, and moles often climb trees surrounding your home to get to your roof. These pests can destroy any metal panels on your roof and damage your insulation system. You can cut their journey short by trimming back tall branches and trees around your home.

2. Keep Your Rooftop Clean

Leaves and other fallen debris on your rooftop can make for excellent nesting material for squirrels, rats, and other pests. To prevent pests from getting cozy on your roof, keep your rooftop clean by brushing away any loose debris. Additionally, you should regularly check that your gutter, chimney, and other parts that lead to your roof are clear of debris.

3. Repair Your Roof

Loose and missing shingles on your roof provide entryways for pests and rodents to access your attic. In order to keep pests out of your attic, it’s important to repair any loose shingles and replace missing ones as soon as you notice any sign of damage.

While these maintenance steps will help keep pests off of your roof, you should also consider installing Critter Guard's Line Guard and Pole Guard systems. These systems prevent critters such as squirrels and other rodents from accessing your roof and home in general via utility poles and power lines. To learn more about how our products can protect your home and power, contact us today!