Keeping Pests Off Your Roof

While having the occasional bird or squirrel on your roof isn’t the end of the world, if your roof attracts pests, you might want to do something about it. These pests can get through cracks in your roof, nest in your chimney, and create damage, so it’s important to find a way to deal with the problem.

Animal Repellent

If you want to keep pests away without hurting them, try using scent-based repellents. The smell of strong herbs, such as mint, garlic, and various essential oils, repulses many pests. You can create such a repellent using ingredients in your kitchen and keep your roof — and the rest of your house — pest free.

Trim Your Trees

Many pests can access your roof by climbing up and down tree branches. If this worries you, you can prevent this from happening by keeping your tree branches trimmed. This isn’t just good for chasing pests away, either — it also helps keep your trees healthy!

Install Bright Lights

If you’re specifically trying to keep bats away, you can install bright lights around your roof to chase them away. Keep in mind, though, that these lights may instead attract other creatures, such as moths.

Keep Your Roof Repaired

Pests like worn down roofs because it gives them a way to get into your house where they can nest, eat food, and keep away from predators. So, one big way you can keep your roof safe from pests is by simply keeping up with roof maintenance. Roof maintenance can be hard to deal with, however. From storm damage to general wear and tear and everything in between, it may be best to have a professional’s help. That’s where we come in.

If you have a roof emergency or need it to be upgraded or inspected for damages, Hadley Roofing can help. Contact us today to learn more.

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