Attic, Soffit, & Louver Vent Screen Guards

Protect Your San Jose Attic with Vent Guards

Your San Jose attic is a common nesting area for a number of wildlife animals, including bats, birds, raccoons, and more. These wildlife animals can get into your attic for a variety of reasons, including their small size, their chewing or ripping ability, and more. Once these animals get inside your attic, the damage can be incredibly costly, from insulation stains and odors, structural beams and wires being compromised, which can lead to electrical wires.

vent guards in San JoseDamaged Vent Covers

Over time, the vent guards on our home degrade. This leaves holes and openings for wildlife to enter. Animals like mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime, so even the tiniest holes in your vent cover can allow animals inside. Once the wildlife has entered your home, they start their destructive behavior. From ripping insulation to soiling the space with urine and feces, wildlife in your San Jose home can cause a lot of damage. 

Keeping bats and birds out of attic vents can also keep them out of your home. From attic fan vent guards and roof vent guards to gable vent closures and soffit vent repairs, our team of San Jose professionals will handle every aspect of your attic vent protection efficiently and effectively. Call Critter Control of San Jose today at 408.915.2172 to protect your San Jose attic.

Carcass/Dead Animal Removal

Getting Rid of Dead Animals in Your Home

The removal of dead animal carcasses in your home is an often overlooked step. It's more than possible that an animal has died while making itself comfortable in your San Jose home, and you might not have any indication other than an unpleasant smell you cannot locate. Animals may also have babies that get left behind and they can create additional problems in your chimney, attic, or walls.

Signs of Dead Animals in Your San Jose Home

  • Unpleasant odors
  • Stains on ceilings or walls
  • An increase in insect presence, like flies or parasites that can lead to diseases in humans

Contact Critter Control of San Jose today and we will remove your wildlife animal problem, but the remaining carcass could lead to new issues. Animal carcasses leave a disgusting lingering odor, and this carcass can cause health issues, infestations of insects, and stains. After we remove the animal(s), we incorporate special deodorizers, neutralizers, and air purifiers to get rid of the smell. Call or Contact Us today for more information on solving all your animal problems. 408.915.2172

Chimney Cap and Screen Installation

Protect Your Chimney from Animal Intruders

Critter Control of San Jose provides a wide variety of animal prevention products and services that will cover all your wildlife prevention needs. After we remove the offending wildlife animals, we will fix the damage and install cutting-edge prevention techniques. Sunnyvale and Santa Clara residents need to protect their chimneys so animals like bats, birds, and raccoons won't be drawn inside homes.

How to Keep Wildlife Out of Your Chimney

  • Repairing vents

chimney cap and screen in San JoseIt's easy for our chimney vents to degrade over time. Motivated raccoons will rip right through these damaged vents if they're given the opportunity. To keep your home and chimney safe from San Jose wildlife, the professionals at Critter Control will install the right vent covers for your home. 

  • Installing chimney caps and screens

Chimney caps and screens are important for keeping wildlife and the elements out of your San Jose home. If you're missing a chimney cap or screen, or the one you have is damaged, call the experts at Critter Control of San Jose. 

  • Closing entry holes

Animals like mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime. It's important for your home's wildlife maintenance to ensure all holes are sealed. The team at Critter Control of San Jose will use their trained eye to ensure your home is sealed tight from unwanted visitors. 

These prevention and repair methods will decrease the opportunity for troublesome animals to get into your home. Call or Contact Us today for more information on solving all your animal problems. 408.915.2172

Foundation Vents

Preventing Future Wildlife Damage in San Jose

Foundation vents are an important part of a wildlife control system. Your foundation provides a safe and warm home for animals to make their nests and have their babies. It takes a physical barrier to keep them out.

Animals that Live in San Jose Foundation VentsFoundation vent repair in San Jose


Raccoons are the biggest threat to your San Jose foundation vents. They will use the space to have their babies, which makes the situation even more dangerous to handle. Attempting to remove raccoons and their babies is not a DIY project and should be left to professionals. If you come face-to-face with a mother raccoon, the situation will likely not end well. 


Part of your seasonal home check should be to see if rodents have chewed your foundation vent cover. If the cover seems damaged, you may have mice or rats living inside. Rodents have very sharp teeth, and they are always chewing, so the cover over your foundation vent is a common spot for damage. 

If rodents get into your foundation vent, they will likely infest your crawlspace. Their droppings will soil the area, including the insulation in the space. If you think there may be rodents in your foundation vent, it should be a top priority to take care of the issue. 


Opossums will use your foundation vent as a safe space to den as they frequently change their den location, especially in the winter. They may also have their babies in your San Jose foundation vent, which can create quite the mess. Foundation vents are essential to keeping these marsupials out from under your home. 

Once we've removed the problem wildlife from your crawlspace, we repair and prevent any future damage. By screening foundation vents, installing chimney caps and screens, and closing entry holes, you are reducing the opportunity for wildlife animals to return to your property. Call Critter Control of San Jose for more information on solving all your animal problems! 408.915.2172 or Contact Us


Inspection Services

Critter Control is a full-service company. When we come to your home, we’ll inspect your property inside and out using our copyrighted AEW (Animal Entry Worksheet) so we can locate any and all problem areas and offer you the safest and most cost-effective solutions.

We specialize in critter removal as well as prevention to ensure you won’t worry about unwanted animals damaging your home in the future. 

We provide our services to: 

  • homeowners
  • property management companies
  • industrial and commercial clients
  • municipalities
  • Fortune 500 companies

How much does wildlife removal cost?

When you hear those strange noises in your San Jose home, you may be wondering how much wildlife removal costs. This will differ based on your home, how in-depth the wildlife problem is, and what animal is causing the problem.

A full wildlife inspection will allow us to evaluate the wildlife issue and make a plan to eradicate it.

What services does Critter Control evaluate for? 

Our office offers many services to cover any wildlife problem you may be facing, including:

Call or Contact Us today for more information on solving your animal-related problems and damage. 408.915.2172

Soffit/Attic/Louvre/Fan Vent Repairs/Installation

Entry-point Repair

Each home has a plethora of entry points to seal, including the various vents on your San Jose home. Soffits, attic vents, louvres, and fan vents can all be damaged by the wildlife in the area and need to be taken care of to keep the home sealed from unwanted guests. 

Let us keep unwanted critters out of your attic by installing animal-proof screens in/over existing vents. Roof vent guards are durable and are sure to keep squirrels, bats, mice, birds, and more from entering your attic. We also provide animal-proofing materials to keep your home sealed. 

Why do Entry Points Attract Animals?louvre screening in San Jose

Animals are always looking for a safe and cozy place to make their home. The heat that is released from different points in your home makes for a warm spot for animals to invite themselves into. Animals can fit into smaller holes and spaces than we would think. For example, mice can fit into a hole the width of a pencil!

Squirrels will take advantage of worn-out soffits because the soft wood is easy to break through in their hunt for their next meal. Raccoons will use the dexterity in their paws to rip through any weak vent covers, and rodents will wiggle into the tiniest holes. 

Implementing the correct preventative measures, including animal-proof screens and rodent-proof wire mesh, can save you a headache from infestation down the road. 

How to Repair Soffit & Vent Covers

Repairing soffit and vent covers involves adding critter-proof materials to the holes in the home. An expert from Critter Control of San Jose will identify current and potential wildlife entry points. Animals like rodents can fit through a hole the size of a dime, but luckily our experts are trained to spot and seal all these little holes!

 Call Critter Control of San Jose today for all your wildlife prevention needs. 408.915.2172