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Ridge Vent Exclusion

Hogarth’s Wildlife and Animal Removal specializes in Ridge Vent Exclusion.

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Hogarth's Pest Control specializes in all types of industries, residential and commercial.

With the advent of ridge vents to protect shingles from overheating in the summer and excess moisture build-up in the winter, came the other issues associated with a large vent opening across the entire ridge of the home: quick and easy access for unwanted visitors! Have you ever experienced Asian beetles, yellowjackets, bats, squirrels, or mice entering your home during the spring and fall seasons? This may be due to a compromised ridge vent. A ridge vent is an integral part of a home’s roofing system. Installed at the peak of a sloped roof, the vent allows damp, warm air to escape from the attic. A properly installed ridge vent increases energy efficiency and prolongs the life of your roof. Typically, within three years of installation, these vents will begin to warp due to temperature fluctuation.


This warping can cause the nails to pop, creating a perfect entrance for the creatures previously listed. Hogarth’s Pest Control, Wildlife & Animal Removal has a proven solution to this problem. This includes a metal cover that is installed over the plastic venting and screwed into the roof. It will not prevent your home from venting correctly, as it does not inhibit the vent’s purpose. It is merely a reinforcement that cannot be chewed or gnawed through.

Animals such as flying squirrels or rats can chew their way through the shingles at the top of the ridge vent. With our solution, a metal seal covers the top of the vent, disabling pests from chewing or flying through. There is no need to wait for a problem; we can install this solution whenever. In most cases, a compromised ridge vent can be seen from the ground upon inspection.  We can install this on any asphalt roof regardless of the pitch.

Give us a call today to set up and inspection!

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