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Terracotta roof wildlife exclusion in Belford, NJ

Terracotta roof wildlife exclusion in Belford, NJ

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Terracotta roof wildlife exclusion in Belford, NJ Terracotta roof wildlife exclusion in Belford, NJ

As any roofer will tell you, terracotta clay-based ceramic roofing tiles can be challenging to work with. Although they are heavy and durable, if accidentally dropped or stepped on, these types of tiles can easily be broken. Terracotta tiles are installed by placing overlapping and interlocking rows of them on the roof. Although clay roofs are built to last and have been around long before asphalt shingles, repairing them can be a big hassle.

In order to access any tiles that are further up the roof from the eaves, you have to get to them without breaking any.  Because the weight of a person walking on the roof is more than enough to break these clay tiles, roofers often use boom trucks. When pieces have to be replaced, if the tiles are hooked over fasteners, you have to go under the piece and cut the fasteners since the overlapping tiles cover the fasteners. If the tiles are glued down, you may need a hammer and chisel. When I think of what roofers who work with terracotta tiles have to do, it makes me glad that I’m just a wildlife technician who only risks getting bitten or scratched by a nasty raccoon or sprayed by a skunk!

I was sent to a home in Belford, NJ to perform a wildlife exclusion along with one of our home improvement specialists. A wildlife exclusion is any project where we seal wildlife entry points (often on or around the roof) to prevent a re-infestation. With this home, raccoons were gaining access through a small area of a terracotta roof that had been damaged. According to the homeowner, this area had been previously patched, but the person doing the repairs failed to secure it properly leaving the gap vulnerable to wildlife.

We were asked by the homeowner to perform an exclusion to this area to ensure that any raccoons in the neighborhood stayed out. For this project, we measured and fit a piece of “trim cool,” aluminum fascia trim, in place that fit together like a puzzle piece. This trim blended into the roof, and just as important, was able to be secured correctly in order to prevent any wildlife access.

We often use trim cool to do repairs because of its flexibility. More and more, we are seeing fascia boards are covered with this product because of its resiliency to the outdoor elements. Homeowners don’t have to worry about peeling paint, wood rot, or wildlife gaining access to your attic by clawing their way through weakened wood.

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Here at Cowleys Pest Services we not only adhere to the highest pest control standards, our goal is to provide you with an excellent experience and service in Belford and nearby NJ.

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Easy entry points - Nuisance wildlife & pest control in Belford

I was performing the monthly rat control at a apartment complex, and here next to the exterior rodent LP is a very wide entry point for rats entering into the building through the vents. Since this is the cold season when rodents are looking for easy access into buildings and homes for warmth. I brought this to the attention of the property manager and advised him to replace the vent to avoid any further entrance of rats into building. 

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Sherman Ave in Belford
I currently have a contract with another pest control company. They are coming quarterly to spray. They are effectively killing the bugs but not keeping them out of my house. We have sprickets, beetles (I think) and some sort of tiny ants. Most were confined to the basement, but are now making their way upstairs. Can you get rid of these completely? Also, I am 7 months pregnant. I'd like to make sure anything sprayed indoors is safe for me and the baby.
Woodbine St in Belford
I'm selling my home and need to treat for Carpenter Bees as part of the home inspection
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I have two siberian huskys. they have been on frontline and other preventative medicines. and they have become infested with fleas. been trying to treat my house myself but cannot seem to make a differance. i have a ranch with a basement. the basement is infested too which idk why because the dogs do not go down the basement. now looking into a professional to treat my house and what else i will need to be doing to make this problem go away. I have no idea what it costs? thanks
Union Avenue in Belford
Carpenter bee infestation. Would prefer services which can seal nest forming in side of home. Thank you
Hopping Road in Belford
In two days I had two big black bees (I think they are carpenter bees) enter my house through my fireplace. It seems there are a lot of bees flying around on the outside of that section of my house. I am concerned with this issue and look forward to hearing from you about a solution. Thank you!
Main Street in Belford
My dog is extremely allergic to bees and we have a lot in the yard. Would like to know how much a service would cost to have our yard sprayed for bees.
Sea Bird Ln in Belford
Different types of bees are in and around our roof and chimney. Concerned they could be carpenter bees.
Compton Street in Belford
Birds and possibly a squirrel have gotten into my attic through a hole.
Woodbine Street in Belford
I am selling my home. Carpenter bees were found in the inspection. I will need a quote for treatment with a one-year warranty.
Church Street in Belford
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Skunk under our shed. How to remove and keep out.