Pest & Insect Prevention Tips for the Attic

To ensure that the attic is home to only old family keepsakes, homeowners should follow these easy-to-do pest-proofing tips.

  • First, start outside by trimming any overhanging tree branches and overgrown bushes and vines near the home that could allow rodents to access the roof.
  • If present, secure the chimney with a cap, and use high quality, rust-proof wire mesh to cover any vents or roof openings.
  • Avoid leaving pet food or trash outside the house for long periods of time, making sure to use sturdy, sealable trash cans if you do.
  • Inside, organize the attic to eliminate any clutter and opt for plastic bins rather than cardboard boxes when storing items.
  • Additionally, inspect both the interior and exterior of the attic, checking for any possible gaps or openings.
  • Seal all cracks and holes with a silicone-based caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.
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