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Keep Pests Out of the Attic

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    LESLIE: Alan’s got some unwanted furry friends visiting his attic. How can we help you?

    ALAN: Yes, I have a cedar-sided house and I have raccoons coming up the side of the house and also squirrels getting into my attic.

    TOM: (overlapping voices) Ooh. OK. Do you know where they’re getting in, Alan? Can you see where they’ve – is there a hole open somewhere that they’re getting through?

    ALAN: They bored right through the wood.

    TOM: Wow. They probably want to use that insulation in your attic for a nice, warm nest.

    ALAN: Exactly.

    TOM: Yeah. Well, what you have to do is trap them, at this point. Are they still up in the attic now?

    ALAN: No, I caught four raccoons and a possum.

    LESLIE: (overlapping voices) Whoa!

    TOM: (overlapping voices) Wow. Four raccoons in the attic?

    LESLIE: And possums are not cute.

    TOM: No.

    ALAN: And a partridge in a pear tree. (Leslie chuckles)

    TOM: Man. Tell you what. Alan, have you tried mothballs?

    ALAN: Mothballs?

    TOM: Yeah.

    LESLIE: They hate it.

    TOM: They hate it. You can go up in that attic and just grab some mothballs and sprinkle it around.

    ALAN: Right.

    TOM: You know it’s not harmful for you but they really dislike it.

    ALAN: Mothballs?

    TOM: Mm-hmm.

    ALAN: That’ll keep the squirrels out also?

    TOM: Well, it’ll certainly help. And then the other thing is that you need to stay on top of any of the damage they create and make sure it’s repaired quickly because …

    LESLIE: Fill any holes.

    TOM: … they’re definitely creatures of habit and they’ll keep coming back to the same place.

    ALAN: Oh, good idea.

    TOM: Alright, Alan?

    ALAN: Thank you very much.

    TOM: You’re welcome. Good luck.

    ALAN: Thank you.

    TOM: Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT. If you don’t get rid of them you’re going to have to start charging them rent. (Leslie chuckles)

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