Can small animals get stuck in my ridge vent? Can small animals get stuck in my ridge vent?
A ridge vent is a type of vent that run the entire length of the house on the ridge of the roof and allows the hot, moist air from the inside to exit the house. The ridge and soffit vent system is ideal for keeping a home cool and saving energy as well as money. Since the vents are openings, small birds and animals can get stuck in the ridge vent while trying to enter the house. You can avoid this by installing ridge vents with built-in screens or baffles to keep small animals from entering and getting stuck in the vent.