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Thursday, August 5, 2021

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How to install metal mesh to prevent bees into the attic

The attic vent is a good place for bugs to go in.  It could be a bigger problem if bees and wasps find it a good place to build hives.  There is a simple and cost effective solution to prevent this problem, by putting on a metal mesh over it so the holes are too small for them to crawl in!



1.  Clean off the dirt from the attic vent using a paint scraper

 

2.  Measure the size of the vent.


3.  Take some sandpaper to smooth the existing vent surface.



4.  Get the metal mesh ready.  Normally, this is used to cover rain gutters normally to prevent leaves to get into the gutter.  But this would work great for this!

  


5.  Measure and cut the metal mesh into the right size.  Also round the edges to get it into the right shape if needed.




5.  Use the 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive spray to spray the mesh and also the vent.

       



5.  Put the mesh onto the vent and press firm on  it so it stick.  You can also use the paint scraper to help.





Take a look at this video to see how Dave did it! 

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