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Raccoons Break Into Home Through the Gable Vent in Barnegat Light, NJ
An raccoon decided that the attic of this home Barnegat Light, NJ was a great spot to reside in, so it ripped apart the gable vent and made it's way inside! The homeowner wasn't exactly to fond of this idea and called Little Rascals for help. Nuisance wildlife infesting a home via the gable vents is very common. Over time, the gable vents get weathered and raccoons, squirrels, birds, and bats have no problem ripping away these vents to find shelter inside a home.
To safely remove the raccoon, we installed a one-way over the gable vent, temporarily enclosed the area with hardware cloth, and set-up several baited devices nearby. A one-way is a device that allows raccoons to safely leave an area, but prevent them from getting back in. A short while later, we successfully retrieved the raccoon and relocated the it to a new, humane location. Afterward, we disinfected the attic area, removed the broken gable vent and replaced it with a louvered vent guard. This material is made out of heavy-duty Galvannealed steel (which means it won't rust) and is customized to accommodate vents of all shapes and sizes. Now the home is properly protected from not just raccoons, but all nuisance wildlife and pests!
Excluding Squirrels from the Home in South Bound Brook, NJ
Now that we safely removed all the squirrels from this home in South Bound Brook, NJ and relocated them to a new, humane environment, we're going to prevent them from getting back in. The squirrels were able to infest the home through the builders gap. A builders gap is the gap between the fascia board, where the gutter is hung, and the roof decking. It's caused when roof decking is stopped too short and isn't flush with the fascia. The gap is meant to help with airflow throughout the attic, but also presents an opportunity for squirrels, as well as raccoons, birds, and bats, to infest the attic.
To exclude the squirrels, as well as any other nuisance wildlife or nuisance birds, we installed Pest-Blok over the builders gap. Pest-Blok doesn't restrict airflow, undergoes a silicone-protected polyester coating process that makes it last longer, and guards the home against squirrels, pests, birds, and all other nuisance wildlife.
Installing Door Sweeps to Keep Rodents Out in Freehold, NJ
This commercial building in Freehold, NJ was having an issue with pesky mice inside their delivery room, so the owner called Cowleys for help. Once we began investigating the area, we immediately noticed the large gap underneath the door that lead outside. This was how the mice were getting into the building!
For treatment, we vacuumed up all the mice dropping and then installed a rodent bait station in the delivery room, the adjacent room, and along the exterior of the building. Next, we installed an Xcluder™ door sweep underneath the delivery room door. The Xcluder™ door sweep is made from a blend of coarse stainless steel and poly fibers to form a highly resilient and impenetrable barrier. Lastly, we scheduled several follow up visits to monitor the infestation and replenish the bait stations as needed.
Taking Out Contaminated Crawl Space Insulation in Freehold, NJ
A new client in Freehold, NJ was in desperate need of new insulation in his crawl space. A short while ago a pipe had burst, which flooded the entire crawl space. The pipe was repaired, but the insulation got saturated. Fortunately, mold didn't develop yet, but if not treated immediately, it's only a matter of time until it does!
The first thing we did was remove all the contaminated insulation from the crawl space and dispose of it properly. Afterward, we wiped down all the joists and installed ComfortTherm® insulation. ComfortTherm® insulation provides excellent temperature and noise control, and comes with a vapor-retarder for use in hot, humid climates. Next, we installed SilverGlo™ on the walls of the crawl space. SilverGlo™ is a waterproof foam insulation that seals the walls from outside moisture and humidity.
Lastly, to control the humidity levels in the crawl space, we installed a Sani-Dry Sedona commercial-grade dehumidifier. The Sedona directs the extracted water pulled out of the air directly into the sump pump and will control the humidity levels in the crawl space.
Foxes Go Under the Shed in Martinsville, NJ
One day, this homeowner was cleaning out his shed to get ready for the summer. As he was cleaning it out, he saw a fox stick its head out from under his shed and then go back underneath it! He immediately went inside and called Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife Removal for help. Once we arrived and examined the shed, we found the main burrow that the fox was using to go underneath the shed.
First, we dug a 12 inch deep trench and then installed hardware cloth around the entire perimeter of shed. The hardware cloth is installed 12 inches deep and 12 inches out from the bottom of the shed. This creates a sturdy "L shaped" perimeter that will prevent foxes, and other nuisance wildlife, from digging and nesting underneath the shed. Afterward, we cut a portion of the hardware cloth that was over the main burrow, installed a one-way device directly over it, and set up several baited devices nearby. The one-way device allows the fox to safely leave the shed, but prevent it from getting back in.
Once we retrieve the fox, we're going to relocate it to a new, humane location, fill in the burrow, and install another piece of hardware cloth over the opening.