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Guy from Cortland, Oh writes,

How do I rid rodents from my dormer roofs?

I hear rodents clawing inside several of my homes dormer roofs. I believe they are chipmunks. The dormer siding was removed during the summer and has not been replaced yet. Will be sided next week. With the onset of colder weather I believe the rodents gained access into the dormer roof accesses. I can hear them all day and night long. There is no access into the dormer roofs other than the small open crevices the rodents found there way in from outside. Thank you.


The best method at this point would be to use an Excluder like the E35 Excluder with One Way Door for chipmunks and similar sized animals. You can mount this up to any of the small crevices you know they have snuck in through and as they try to come and go from the home, they will go out through the one way door and will not be able to re-enter. Once they are out you can close up the holes and further rodent proof your home. Shy of that method you would have to get up into the roof/attic area and set traps to capture the rodents and either kill them or let them go outside in a wooded area far away from your home. 

Answer last updated on: 11/06/2014

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