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Old 09-18-2011, 06:57 PM   #16
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Bats are nocturnal, Flying squirrels are nocturnal, chipmunks Diurnal, Birds diurnal, Squirrels Diurnal, etc.
So it does matter on when to close the "breach",
otherwise I will have created another problem.
You said you looked in the attic and seen nothing.

If something was living up there evidence of that should be easy to spot (or smell). It looks to me that something is pulling insulation out of the attic for a nest somewhere else.

This problem sounds to be at least a year old. Don’t you think it’s time to call somebody???

You’re not going to fix this with binoculars.

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Old 09-18-2011, 07:17 PM   #17
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You said you looked in the attic and seen nothing.

If something was living up there evidence of that should be easy to spot (or smell). It looks to me that something is pulling insulation out of the attic for a nest somewhere else.

This problem sounds to be at least a year old. Donít you think itís time to call somebody???

Youíre not going to fix this with binoculars.

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Thanks for the welcome!
As stated in the OP- I have been in the attics during the day. I can not see into that perpendicular attic because the plywood of the main roof has that attic(above the sunroom) closed off.
Do I think it's time to call someone? No. I will fix the
breach of the rooof vent with 1/4 inch hardware cloth
once I figure out what it is. I do not want to trap bats or flying squirrels or anything else in my attic.
This is a DIY forum, right? If I am losing the battle I will call reinforcements.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:31 AM   #18
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I suspect rodents such as squirrel, chipmunks, roof rats (donít know what area youíre in) as opposed to flying pests due to the insul balls that youíre finding. It happens because of nesting and their nature to rip and tear. You donít mention hearing noises in the ceiling and typically rodents make noises so until you actually see what it is, we still wonít know for sure. I suspect that there is insulation in both attics/roof spaces? Can you smell odors at the opening, such as urine, musk, etc? Look for hairs, feathers, etc caught on edges around the opening; shine a light (ledís are very direct beams) into opening to look for same. Are there dark smudges on edges from body oils (rats, bats)? This sounds like a tough one to solve; we need to know what it is before proceeding.

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