What is the purpose of these

Came across these shield type things on the waste lines and had never seen them before. I’m curious what purpose they serve.

Termite shield, very poor termite shield.

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Termite access tunnels provided for emergencies. LOL

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Keeping squirrels out of the bird feeder? Honestly I have never seen one in that situation but leaning toward insect or rodents. But isn’t going to do much good where it’s placed.

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As well, Vermin shield. Rats and mice use piping to get in habitable spaces.

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Have you ever seen a mouse jump? :grinning:

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Or climb! :smile:

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Pretty sure rats would just step up that :grinning:

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They could eat lunch and take a shit on it.LOL :grinning:

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A damper to help control the nasty odors escaping that old pipe.

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Haha interesting, I had no idea, thanks for the help and laughs!

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PCD Rodent/Squirrel Cone (for drainpipes)
Last year I did 2 ancillary inspection for rodents. The idea is to find all openings or raceways rodents can enter a habitable space. Tree branches touching or close to walls, through open windows, rotted wood or gaps in fascia or from the roof soil vent stacks.

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All I can tell you with certainty is that contraption WILL NOT stop New York [hardy and field trained] termites, mice, or rats. It will give, some, a false sense of security from the critters at best :sunglasses:

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Can see you guys are rural NOT big city boys. Its obvious its an oriental drip shield

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