Foundation Vent Repair

Keep Animals Out with Foundation Vents

Animals often enter your crawl space or basement through venting systems in the foundation. Much like attics, basements or crawlspaces are comfortable, warm, and dark—the perfect nesting area for many wildlife creatures.

What animals get in through your foundation vent?

Because your crawlspace is so safe and warm, many animals enjoy making their homes down there. Common animals that reside in your Fort Worth foundation vent include raccoons, rodents, opossums, and skunks.

  • Raccoons

Raccoons will get into your cozy Fort Worth foundation vent to have their babies. Removing raccoons and their babies is not something you should attempt by yourself. To remove an animal from your foundation vent, you often have to crawl in, and a momma raccoon is not something you want to come face to face with.

  • Rodents 

Rodents have teeth that never stop growing. They are very sharp and can chew through many materials. It should be in your regular home maintenance practice to check that rodents haven’t chewed your foundation vent cover. If they have, then they’re likely living inside.

Rodents will make a mess in your Fort Worth foundation vent with their droppings. Once you have a rodent infestation in your foundation vent, they will likely venture out to explore other areas of your home. If you suspect rodents in your foundation vent, be sure to call Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth to eradicate them before they venture into the rest of your house.

  • Opossums

While opossums are not as dangerous as other animals, they can still cause damage to your foundation vent. Opossums are always on the lookout for a safe and warm place to have their babies. To ensure your Fort Worth foundation vent is not that place, it’s important to keep your foundation vent cover in top shape.

  • Skunks

It’s no secret that skunks can be quite a nuisance. If you suspect there’s a skunk in your Fort Worth foundation vent, call the professionals at Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth. You don’t want to deal with the repercussions of coming face to face with a skunk under your home.

As soon as the unwanted animals have been removed from your crawlspace or basement, Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth will repair damages and implement prevention techniques including installing foundation vent screens. These vents will close entry holes and reduce the opportunity for future conflicts with other unwanted nuisance animals. Call Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth today.

Are Foundation Vents Really Necessary or Helpful?

Foundation vents are ideal for homes because they will help keep creatures and insects out while also allowing for proper ventilation. Contact the team at Wildlife X Team® Fort Worth now to get started with your foundation vent repair! 817.857.4803