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Could you cap it with an acrylic sheet? Let's the light in, but not pest/water/snow.


In my experience, sealing the window wells is only temporary- its pretty hard to outsmart nature, especially over time. Instead, provide an escape route. For critters (with legs), lining your window wells with (vertical) chicken wire provides them sufficient traction to crawl up and out. I have cast concrete window wells (~1.5' deep) and this seems to ...


I would cover the opening with chicken wire or simply open the window so the critters don't get trapped. On the plus side of option number two, sometimes dinner will come to you.


Screen the wells so the critters don't get into them in the first place? (Though you may be denying shelter to a feral cat by doing so.)

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