Often overlooked or disregarded as being harmless, rodents can create quite the headache if they infiltrate your attic. These critters love the shelter, warmth, and seclusion that your attic offers them, and it is critical to remove them before they are able to do serious damage to your home.
Types of Rodents
The first step in solving your rodent problem is identifying exactly what is in your attic. It’s dangerous to explore your attic unprotected, so instead, keep an eye out for the following signs of various animal activities.
- Mice: Small scurrying sounds coming from your attic are indicative of mice in the attic. You may also notice small, black droppings around your home
- Rats: Rat sounds are similar to those of mice but tend to be somewhat louder due to their larger size. Wiring may be chewed on as well as your food packaging damaged as they try to get to it
- Squirrels: With their quick, and nimble nature, squirrels run around your attic. You might hear their nuts rolling around and the scraping sounds of them gnawing on wooden roof structures
Don’t let their small size fool you; rodents can cause serious damage within your attic. Mice reproduce alarmingly quickly, and can overrun your home before you know it. Rats have a reputation for chewing through electrical wiring and structural components, and squirrels use pheromones to attract others to them, where they destroy attic insulation with their urine and feces. Additionally, all rodents are known to carry potentially deadly infectious diseases, putting your family in danger.
Let Us Help
Because of the potential health risks associated with coming into contact with rodents, we always recommend enlisting the help of a professional for your removal needs. With over three decades of experience, you can rest assured that we’ll completely resolve your rodent problem the first time. Call us today at 239-872-3355 with any questions, or to schedule a home consultation.