BATS IN SOFFIT
One of the ways bats and other animals like squirrels can find their way into your attic or home is the soffit around your roof. The soffit is the underside of an overhang on the exterior of your home. All around the home connecting the home to the roof. They are usually made of wood or vinyl. Openings are made in several ways including normal settling of the house. Full gutters can also contribute because water will overflow out of the gutter causing water damage and warping of the soffit. It can also cause weakening or softening of the wood making it much easier for the animals to scratch their way through it. This is an area not commonly inspected by homeowners and any small opening can be easily missed. If animals like bats find a way in through the soffit they will either have immediate access to your attic or they can be trapped under the soffit. Both options are bad. Either way, you will need professional help to remove them. Call us for an inspection in Springfield today.