The cooler weather is here and staying inside where it's warm is becoming more and more desirable. Your not the only one that thinks so. Other critters may be lurking around hoping to find a way in to the good life in your home.
There are a few common areas to check to make sure that your house doesn't fall victim to uninvited house guests.
Vents around your home are important however it's also important to insure that they are not damaged and are in good working condition otherwise they can be an access point for furry little friends. Vents like the one shown in the picture should be replaced right away even if they only lead to the crawlspace. In most cases these areas are freeways to the rest of the house with pipes or heating vents traveling down there.
Saw fit areas in the home are prone to wind damage or other types of damage including bumping it when you clean your gutters or put the Christmas lights up. Some times they can get wedged up or fall out completely. This area leads you the attic of your home which also has vent pipes and other travel ways through them rodents could use to move through the house.
It's a good idea to take a walk around your house to ensure all of the areas are completely sealed up to prevent anything from getting into your house and causing hundreds of dollars damage to your home.