Serving Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Middlesex County
The raccoons were using the carport for access to the attic area. The homeowner tried his own DIY raccoon exclusion by placing chicken wiring in between the trusses of the carport.
Unfortunately, the chicken wiring was too flimsy and wasn't installed properly, so the raccoons very easily tore the DIY exclusion apart and re-entered the attic area.
Fortunately, the raccoons were no longer present inside the attic. We removed all the chicken wiring, cleaned up the area, and installed a pressure treated lumber in between the trusses of the carport.
Pressure-treated wood is wood that has been infused with a variety of applications to protect the wood from rot and insects.
After installing, we painted the wood to match the framing in the garage. Once finished, we then disinfected the attic area. Now the carport is protected from future intrusions from raccoons or any other nuisance wildlife.
After this homeowner in Jackson, NJ, DIY raccoon exclusion set-up didn't work, he called Cowleys for help.