3 Common Ways Bats Can Make Their Way Into Your Home

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No one wants to deal with bats inside of their home. These pests can end up swooping around and making their way inside of your living environment before you know it. If you are worried about these pests and what you can do to restore your living environment and prevent them from making their way into your space, there are a couple places you can begin looking for problems.

Ridge vent.

The ridge vent is the part of your roof that lies at the peak. This is often covered up with a plastic covering that can end up warping and rippling from the elements outside. Once that plastic starts to ripple and warp, it creates an opening where the bats can end up making their way into your attic and invading your space. It won't be long before those same bats are inside of your home and swooping around your face. The best way to combat that problem is to have a new material installed over your ridge vent that is flexible and doesn't warp.

Dormers.

Dormers are often found in two-story homes. They are the little windows that jut out from the roof. Many homes have a couple of these dormers, if not more, on their second story. While they are a stylish addition to any home, they are also a haven for bats to make their way into your home. The part of the dormer that meets the roof forms a tiny peak that is often left unsealed. This small opening is all it takes for a bat to make its way into your home.

Chimneys.

Chimneys are a perfect roosting place for bats. They can crawl inside of the chimney and hang onto the side of it to sleep their day away. The best thing you can do to make sure bats don't enter into your chimney and down into your home is to have a guard installed over the opening to the outside. This will prevent the bats from coming in and making your chimney their home. The small mesh lining fits securely over the opening and isn't going to cause any problems with the chimney when you go to use it.

Anytime you are dealing with bats in the home, you need to have someone come out and take a look at your home to determine what needs to be done to seal off the openings to your home. To learn more, contact a roofing repair company like All American Roofing Incorporated

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