How To Animal Proof Your Home

You need to animal proof your home if you want to minimize your chances of having problems with wildlife. To do that, we suggest that you look at the following areas:

Roof Vents

animal proof your homeRoof vents are constructed of light weight aluminum or plastic. They are no obstacle for animals seeking entry into attics.

To help animal proof your home, check roof vents for animal entry from time to time and make sure that they are in good shape.


If not screened properly, chimneys make suitable living quarters for raccoons and squirrels. Birds often fall into open chimneys and become stuck at the bottom. Sometimes these animals even enter the “living space” of the home.

Check your chimney to make sure that it is properly screened.

Plumbing Vent Pipes

If left unprotected, plumbing vent pipes are an invitation to animals seeking den sites inside of the house. Once inside the pipe, wildlife often become stuck and obstruct the normal function of the building’s plumbing system.

Check plumbing vent pipes to ensure that they are clear of any debris or animals.

Stove & Bathroom Exhaust Vents

If unsecured, stove and bathroom exhaust vents make ideal nesting sites for birds and sometimes even squirrels. This results in noticeable sounds, odors and insects.

Check these vents to ensure that they are clear.

Roof and Fascia Spaces

If not properly constructed or due to deterioration, roof and fascia spaces offer an opportunity for wildlife to chew on the free edge of the wood and gain entry into the attic.

To help animal proof your home, check for such spaces and close them.

Roof – Soffit

Intersection If left unscreened, they can be easily manipulated by an animal from the outside in order to establish a den site inside the attic space.

Check to make sure that they are properly screened.

Please consult a Wilderness Animal Control Service Professional for a permanent humane solution to your wildlife problem.