Has anyone got any practical suggestions for ejecting squirrels from the
roof space over my front door and downstairs loo. They have got in via a
small gap between the curved edges of roof tiles and the soffet board.
Unfortunately there is no access into the roof void that they are in without
starting to do drastic things like removing tiles (not in my capability).
If I can get them out, I have been told that there is some sort of product
which can be attached to the top edge of the soffet and has an upper edge
the same shape as the underside of the tiles to reduce the gap. Any ideas
what this might be called?
A builders merchant should be able to help you out but I think this is the
sort of thing you mean.
I'm lucky - my garage is built in to the house and shares the same sealed
roof space as the entrance hall/cloakroom. I just cut a trap in the garage
roof plasterboard to get access to mine.
Squirrels are basically rats with big bushy tails (!) so if doing the same
isn't an option, I'd get a roofer in to take the tiles off and make sure
they haven't been knawing at any plastics/cables that might be in there, and
make sure you get them all out (you don't want any rotting corpses!).
Not quite what I was thinking of, but you gave me the lead to what is called
"Eaves Corrugation Closure" on this page:
http://www.wmadden.co.uk/roof/eternit.html and others who call it "eaves
filler is used to keep birds out but is useless for keeping squirrels out.
One idea is to lay a 150mm wide verge strip along the eave attached flush to
the front edge of the fascia under the tiles and lay a bed of 3 to1 sand
cement mortar on top of the verge strip and bed the bottom of the tiles,
filling in the underside of the rolls.
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