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 Tile Roof Animal Problems, Orlando

Open Perimeter Tile Roof

Tile roof buildings are complicated by the fact that rodents can slip under the tiles. Once inside this tile space, animals can enter the attic by chewing holes through the actual roof or by passing through normal gaps in the roof where vents pass through. This is not an easy path for animal entry. But if its not addressed, the building will remain vulnerable. Besides the building perimeter, other places animals can get underneath the tiles include the roof peaks or seams and the mini-perimeters surrounding vents.

Trap Maintenance

In buildings where the tile roof is not sealed, rodents traps should permanently stay in the attic. If the traps stay, then any animals that enter in the future will be caught before a true infestation can begin. The downside of this is that someone will need to follow-up on trap activity by monitoring the attic.

Method for Sealing Roof

Wildlife Patrol permanently secures tile roofs by drilling steel hardware cloth over every gap. This process is performed tile by tile around the building. The steel screen does not change roof function at all - water drainage and ventilation is unchanged.
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Tile roofs create a difficult challenge based on not seeing the actual roof the way one does with a shingle rooftop.  Tiles are essentially an ornamental rooftop covering which creates a space between the tile layer and the real roof.  This space can be entered at any openings around the perimeter, around vent or chimney perimeters, and along the valleys of the roof where 2 hips meet.  Animals underneath the tiles are not necessarily inside the attic, but the only way to stop attic entry is to stop them from entering this space.  Once rats, squirrels, mice, or bats are underneath the tiles, they enter the attic either through small gaps in the real roof where vents and plumbing stacks go through the real roof  (openings allowing these structures to pass through, are often larger than the structure themselves allowing rodents to get into the attic) or by chewing through the real roof which is always a possibility.  Sometimes these openings can be identified and sealed from inside the attic, but in order to stop the animals from creating new openings, the tile roof must be sealed.

            Wildlife Control / Snake Prevention

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Massachusetts does not allow the relocation of any wildlife. Any wildlife that is captured must either be released at the site of capture or euthanized. There are many reasons for this. 

You may spread disease without even realizing it by liberating a sick animal in a new location. Rabies, distemper, mange and many other diseases can be spread this way.

The survival rate of relocated wildlife is very low. Death that is caused by relocation is usually due to starvation, exposure, predation or accident and is usually far from humane.


Animals have incredible homing instincts and most wild animals will attempt to make it back to the site where they were captured. Few survive and even if they did it would defeat the purpose of relocation.


If an animal was causing a problem in one area it will probably cause the same problem wherever it was released.  Any wild animal that associates people with food will seek out another urban area and move right back into the nearest neighborhood. This only transfers the problem.


Assuming an animal were to survive and didn't cause the same problems in the area of relocation it would still compete with the animals that already lived there for food, mates and denning site which are already in short supply. This is not fair to those animals that were not exhibiting problem behavior.


  • Wild animals do best on their own, with minimal interaction with humans. Don't feed or set out food for wild, or domestic animals. In areas of the country with large cats, attracting deer will also attract their hunter, the mountain lion.
  • Bears and raccoons are attracted to compost piles and fruit trees and bushes. Electric fences can be effective deterrants, as can other types of sturdy fencing.
  • Pick up fallen fruit to reduce the attraction.
  • For deer, repellants like human hair, small sacks of bone meal, or soap, appear to be of limited effectiveness. Other taste and odor repellants vary in their effectiveness.

Orlando Snake Removal

Squirrels can be a real nuisance, especially if you have more than just one or two hanging around the yard. They have a tendency to dig holes in your lawn and flower beds either hiding food in the fall, or looking for food in the winter and early spring. Unfortunately, there's no easy way of ridding your lawn of the pests, except for eliminating whatever their food source happens to be, which is probably a neighbor that overfeeds or improperly feeds the local bird population.

  • Keep wild animals wild don't feed them.
  • Feed your pets inside your home. Don't feed pets outside on a deck, or near your house. Pet food attracts wild animals like raccoons and bears. It's important they don't learn to see your home as a source for food.
  • Secure your garbage cans. Get a can with a snap-on lid. If possible, store your can inside, in a garage, shed, or wooden garbage-can enclosure.
  • Screen your roof and crawlspace vents and cap your chimney, to prevent animals from seeking shelter in or under your house.


In early fall, make certain that all possible entry points into your house are tightly secured to prevent them from over-wintering in your home. Squirrels have a tendency to pry open the screen in older gable ventilators. Once inside they can do all sorts of damage including chewing through electrical cables. If you have a squirrel in your attic in the fall, you can count on having a number of baby squirrels in your house come spring.

Armadillos dig to feed on insects, particularly on grubs. Removing their food supply usually causes armadillos to go elsewhere.



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