Don’t lower the value of your home with shoddy work!
Take the time to either use the proper equipment or hire a Pest Management Professional. If you don’t like heights then I suggest a Professional such as ProBest Pest Management. We use hardware cloth and when finished looks professional. Chicken wire looks like it was pushed up and throw in place, remember someone will look at this and think it took you minutes and you may lose the sale.
Remember make it look Professional!