Clogged gutters can do a number on a house. Believe me, as a home inspector I have seen it. Clogged gutters can pull away from the eves and even fall completely off. Overflowing water can send streams of water down the side of your house. If that water gets inside the siding it can cause dry rot and mold issues. Water next to the foundation can seep into the basement or crawl space and cause more problems.
Tuesday November 8, 2016
When I see signs of rodents (mice and rats) in a crawlspace, there is a very good chance there is a bird feeder close to the home. There is nothing better than watching the little birds flitter around as they enjoy the tasty seeds you've put out for them. However, these colorful little songbirds are not the only ones that enjoy the birdseed. During the day, those annoying squirrels will do their best to get at the food source. If you placed a camera out at night, I'm betting you would see rats and mice that are attracted by the seeds on the ground. What better place for rats to make a home than near a food source? So, what can be done to continue enjoying the birds while keeping rats away? Here's a few ideas:
Tuesday May 3, 2016