Keep Pests Out of the Attic
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.
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.
ALAN: And a partridge in a pear tree. (Leslie chuckles)
TOM: Man. Tell you what. Alan, have you tried mothballs?
LESLIE: They hate it.
TOM: They hate it. You can go up in that attic and just grab some mothballs and sprinkle it around.
TOM: You know it’s not harmful for you but they really dislike it.
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)