Roof Vent Pipe- Can bugs get into them?
I just fixed a roof leak coming from a roof vent pipe sticking up from my kitchen and I began to wonder if bugs could use this pipe to enter my home. I live in Florida (bug heaven) and we recently had an infestation of roaches in the kitchen around the sink area.
In Florida you have to spray every month and I do that. We've never had a problem with roaches before. I have sprayed the kitchen repeatedly and I think I have licked them. But I after being up on the roof working on flashing around the kitchen vent pipe I began wondering. This pipe is near a nearly flat porch roof. When I was up there I found the porch roof littered with all kinds of leaves and little branches and I also found there were ants wandering around up there.
Does the vent pipe have water in it that would block bugs from getting into my kitchen? Would anything happen if I rigged some screening to cover the opening of this roof vent?