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Screens in the Attic

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever had bats, squirrels, or other rodents in your attic? This is probably the result of not having screens or not having adequate screen coverage. Often flood lights attract bugs which attract bats. If these bats get in your attic they poop. The poop can carry disease and parasites. You have to get the bats, birds, squirrels, or any other critters out of the attic and then put screens to exclude them from coming back in. In some cases (especially with bats) you may actually have to put the screens on the outside. (to keep them from hanging on the gable slats) Many well meaning homeowners try to cover their gable vents with plasic. These vents are necessary for attic ventilation. Clear the plastic and keep the screens. We want the air but not the critters.

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