To prevent bats, mice, squirrels and other pests from entering your attic through vents in your roof ridge, our licensed pest control technicians can install a roof ridge protection system.
Similar to our Pest Block Protection Packages, which seal entry points around your home’s foundation and siding, Ridge-Guard® is a patented pest-proof mesh that secures the edges of your roof’s ridge cap.
For a free inspection and estimate, contact us online or give us a call. We can be reached at (518) 745-5958 in New York, or (802) 855-2978 in Vermont. We offer roof-top pest control in Albany, Saratoga, Glens Falls and Plattsburgh NY, as well as Rutland Burlington and Western Vermont.
Why You Need Roof-Top Pest Protection
Many homes, especially those built with asphalt, shingled roofs, have a ridge vent at the peak of the roof. The vent is designed to prevent shingles from overheating during the warmer months, and to allow humid air and excess moisture to escape in the winter months. Unfortunately, it also leaves your home suspectible to pests. Bats can crawl under the roof ridge vent, and squirrels, mice and other nuisance wildlife often chew their way into your attic.
Once inside the attic, pests can cause serious damage to your home. They may break apart fiberglass insulation for nests, rendering it useless for insulating your home, and chew through electrical wires, causing a fire hazard. In addition, bat guano and rodent droppings contain pathogens that can become airborne and make you sick.
How Roof-Top Pest Protection Works
With Ridge-Guard®, we do not need to remove the ridge cap or any shingles to install the pest-proof mesh. Instead, the patented material is cut to size and installed along the edge of the vent to securely lock it in place. Not only does this prevent pests from entering your attic, but it also secures your ridge-cap shingles, making them less likely to lift off in the event of high winds, storms or hurricanes. Once installed, the mesh still allows for air flow, but pests will no longer be able to crawl underneath or chew through the barrier.
Visit Ridge-Guard® for more information.