Weep Hole Covers

Although they are designed to vent moisture and ensure the integrity of the property, weep holes can be a huge nuisance when it comes to pest control. They provide easy access to your home or building, allowing small pests and animals to burrow inside, destroying wood, wires and more.

We can help prevent this from happening to you by installing a Retrofit Weep Hole Cover. These unique devices still allow proper air flow and moisture management, while also putting up a barrier between your home and outside pests. Retrofit covers can keep out roaches, snakes, spiders, scorpions, rodents and more from accessing your home or property through weep holes.

Your bricklayer did NOT forget to put mortar in between some of the brick along the bottom of your house out of your brick wall. No, those holes are there for a reason.

Brick is in no way waterproof. As a matter of fact, because brick (and stone) is a porous material it actually behaves much like a sponge. During a rain event, the masonry wall actually absorbs a tremendous amount of water and stores it. The weep hole is designed for two purposes.

  1. It provides an opening to allow water to drain out through the bottom of the wall.

  2. It is intended to allow ventilating air to enter behind the wall to help dry the structure.

Weep holes do have some serious drawbacks. Varying according to local codes, typically these 3/8″ openings are spaced apart every 3rd or 4th brick along the bottom of the wall. These openings are equivalent to a tiny sized welcome mat and open door. They are large enough to allow mice, roaches and other pests to enter the structure of the house.

Another serious drawback of weep holes is the lack of adequate ventilation. Modern homes are built more air-tight than ever. In the past, moisture was allowed to move freely from the interior of the home to the exterior and vice-versa. This allowed the structure to “breathe.” Modern homes have lost this ability and moisture that enters through the outer masonry wall can become trapped. This can lead to disastrous consequences such as mold, spalling and deterioration of the masonry structure itself. The home industry has attempted to address the problem through the installation of weep holes. The problem is that in relation to the overall size of a masonry wall these small openings can not provide the ventilation needed.

Three things you can do:

  1. Wildlife X Team can install weep inserts into your existing weep holes.

  2. If you are experiencing moisture problems in your home, brick vents can be installed along with the application of a siloxane water-proofer. This will help, if not solve, many moisture problems by keeping the majority of water out and allowing the wall to expel the rest through proper ventilation.

  3. Before building a new home, explore the possibility of installing BrickVents for a low cost insurance against future moisture or animal problems.

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  • If you have Raccoons in your attic, garage, or other areas of your home you may want to call Wildlife X Team® (855) WILDLIFE today! Wildlife X Team are experts in raccoon removal and exclusion services.
  • Squirrel problems are rampant nationally. Squirrels can cause extensive damage in and around homes, including soiling floors and walls. Squirrels don't stand a chance against Wildlife X Team®'s trained professional staff.
  • Rodent problems are common for homeowners, but Wildlife X Team® can help you prevent rodents from getting in your walls or your attic. Keep rodents out of your home by calling today!
  • Removing and relocating bats is best left to professionals, as bats will bite and scratch if threatened. If you see signs of bats on your property or want to know how to get rid of bats from your attic and chimney, please call Wildlife X Team® at (855) WILDLIFE.
  • Although armadillos have no reason to get into houses, there is a lot of damage armadillos can cause. Their diet consists mostly of grubs and insects, but when they burrow, it can affect the very structure of buildings. Call Wildlife X Team® today!
  • Whether you are facing a snake infestation on your property or just notice a single snake, call (855) WILDLIFE at Wildlife X Team® today. Most snakes are harmless, but some are venomous, but we can remove all kinds of snakes safely and quickly.
  • Birds can add a lot of enjoyment to the outdoor experience, but sometimes they cause trouble. If you're having a bird issue, give Wildlife X Team® a call at (855) WILDLIFE.
  • At Wildlife X Team®, we offer worry-free opossum removal and trapping. We can also repair any opossum damage.
  • Infamous for their unique defense mechanism, skunks are smelly creatures. This unique critter releases a scent to ward off predators and stay safe, and it smells offensive and can be dangerous.
  • Coyotes, a relative of the canine, are known for terrorizing livestock, and even household pets. Coyotes are often active at night, and homeowners often report the howling cries of these medium-sized creatures.
  • Badgers are notorious for having a bite that rivals their bark — despite their less-than-formidable size! Badgers have been known to fight animals as large as a bear!
  • Beaver damage is primarily to landscapes like riverbeds and lakesides. If you discover beaver damage in your property, call Wildlife X Team® at (855) WILDLIFE to help relocate beavers and repair any damages caused by these flat-tailed critters.
  • Nocturnal creatures, bobcats will take down any prey necessary, especially livestock. Bobcats are territorial and will often return to the property they have claimed as their own, especially if there is a steady food source.
  • Chipmunks can be annoying and clever creatures, but they're no match for Wildlife X Team®. We offer chipmunk removal, and chipmunk damage repair services, plus we know how to keep chipmunks from coming back!
  • Fox landscape damage and feeding behaviors can affect homeowners' safety, so it's important to not approach a fox if you see one in the wild or on your property. Wildlife X Team® offers fox removal, fox trapping, and fox prevention. Call today!
  • Lizards, similar in appearance to snakes, can be frightening if you spot one in the wild or in your home, and although they don't typically attack residents, it's still good to not approach lizards.
  • Mole damage is most commonly found on landscapes, and sometimes humans don't even come into contact with them, but they definitely experience mole damage.
  • If you have discovered scorpion(s) in your garden or on your property, call us today for scorpion removal services.
  • Voles are not often spotted by humans, but vole damage is visible. For vole trapping, vole removal, and vole damage repair services, call Wildlife X Team® today!
  • Infestations of bugs are common, so if you are facing an insect infestation, don't panic — we can help kill insects and get rid of them inside and outside your home.
  • Wild hog trapping and wild hog prevention are the most effective means of wild hog removal, but we do not recommend DIY wild hog trapping.
  • Infestations of termites are common inside homes and on properties, so if you are facing an insect infestation, call Wildlife X Team® at (855) WILDLIFE today to get rid of your termite problem quickly and effectively!
  • Bee and wasp infestations are common, so if you are facing an insect infestation, don't panic — we can help get rid of them inside and outside your home.
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