Wildlife Prevention with Foundation Vents

At Critter Control of Cape Cod, we are the experts at wildlife prevention for your home. Each area of your home presents its own challenges for wildlife prevention, but we are here to take care of those! After we remove the unwanted wildlife from your home, we repair any damage they may have caused and implement prevention techniques. Screening foundation vents, installing chimney caps and screens, and closing entry holes reduce the opportunity for future conflicts with other potential nuisance wildlife.

Foundation vent repair in Cape Cod

Foundation Vent Repair Cape Cod

Keeping your foundation vent screen in good shape is essential to protecting your home from wildlife intruders. Animals like rodents and raccoons will take up residence in your foundation vent if it is not properly screened. 

There are many issues with foundation vents that can cause your home to be susceptible to animal issues. Problems include a poor fit against the siding, poor installation, or just a poor-quality vent. When installing a foundation vent, it's important to find a balance between allowing your foundation vent to circulate air and being strong enough to keep critters away. 

Rodents in Foundation Vent

Rodents are the most common animal to intrude on your foundation. Rodents will use your foundation vent as a gateway to the rest of your home, so it's important to seal them out. As temperatures drop, you're more likely to have rodents try to infest your home, and your foundation vent may be a spot they choose to try. 

Rodents have very sharp teeth that don't stop growing, which means if your foundation vent screen is too weak, they will chew right through. The team at Critter Control of Cape Cod will ensure your foundation vent screen is strong enough to keep rodents out!

Raccoons In Foundation Vent

Raccoons will get into your basement through the foundation vent to take shelter from cold weather and have their babies. Trying to remove baby raccoons from your foundation is not something you should attempt by yourself, and you don't want to accidentally lock baby raccoons inside your home as the mother raccoon will create endless damage trying to get them out. If you suspect raccoons in your crawlspace or foundation vent, give our team a call. We will professionally remove the animal and repair the foundation vent screen so you don't see the problem again. 

Opossum In Foundation Vent

Because opossums don't hibernate, they look for a warm place to live that changes often. Opossums might decide to use your foundation vent as their home if it's not properly sealed. It's possible you might find their babies hiding inside! If you suspect opossums in your foundation vent, you don't want to come face to face with one without the proper tools and experience. Give our office a call and we will remove the animal and seal the vent so the issue doesn't return. 

You may be wondering why animals love your basement. In the wild, animals like raccoons, mice, and opossums like to be covered by trees, pipes, or anything that feels safe to them. Your basement or crawlspace is another excellent option for them!

If you need help installing foundation vents, call Critter Control of Cape Cod today for fast and professional service!