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Attic Finishing West Plains MO

Looking for Attic Finishing in West Plains? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around West Plains that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Attic Finishing in West Plains.

Sears Home Services
West Plains, MO

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West Plains Landscaping
(417) 257-0241
Po Box 286
West Plains, MO
Waggoner Family Nursery
(417) 257-8875
730 North Kentucky Street
West Plains, MO
C And J Lawn Service
(417) 255-5033
County Road 64
West Plains, MO
Atkins Saw Shop
(870) 625-3668
Po Box 55
Mammoth Spring, AR
Western Farm & Home
(417) 256-3336
3405 US Highway 63 # N
West Plains, MO
Sears Roebuck and CO - Retail Store-Authorized Dealers- West Plains-Authorized Retail Dealer S
(417) 257-7699
1347 Southern Hills Centre
West Plains, MO
(417) 256-7132
970 Preacher Roe Boulevard
West Plains, MO
Viola Hardware
(870) 458-2010
Hc 66 Box B
Viola, AR
Patriot Home Remodeling
3569 Imperial Hills Drive
Imperial, MO
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How to Keep Critters Out of Your Attic

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2011/11/17  //  Attic  //  No comments

As fall gives way to winter, you’ll notice that squirrels are making a stepped up effort to gather nuts in advance of the cold weather. Acorns are a favorite of these and other rodents, but if you’re not careful they won’t be simply burying them in your yard and coming back later. Some animals, squirrels included, look for a secure and warm place to hide out for the winter. That place might be your attic and the evidence of rodent intrusion may be as simple as hearing the scampering of little feet across your roof throughout the day.

If you suspect that critters have taken up residence in your attic, there are certain things that you can do to remove them before they chew up insulation or, worse, bite into wires and cause a house fire:

1. Trim trees near the house – Unless you spot squirrels scampering up a drain pipe to your roof, the source providing access to your roof is probably one or more trees. If a tree is next to your home, you may want to cut it down. If branches hang over the roof, then have these removed.

2. Cover and remove trash – The smell of rotting food attracts squirrels, possum and raccoons, a problem you can eliminate by securing containers with a lock. Better yet: move your trash far away from your home – place garbage cans next to the shed can still provide them with cover.

3. Consider your bird feeders – Squirrels are attracted to bird feeders and although you like supplying what your feathered friends need, you could be creating a source of attraction for rodents. Either get rid of the feeders or switch to safflower seed, a food source that squirrels find bitter to the taste.

4. Look for points of entry – It may not be enough to trim trees and remove trash. If a rodent wants to get into your home, it’ll find a way. That way may be apparent if there is a hole in your roof or soffit, someth...

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