What Are the Noises in My Attic?
No homeowner wants to play, “What are the noises in my attic?” Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop rodents from invading your Florida home and taking up residence in your attic.
Signs of Rodents in your Attic
Since you probably don’t spend much time in your attic, it’s unlikely that the visual clues of rodent infestation will be the initial indicator of a critter problem. Instead, it’s the noises of a mice, rat, or squirrel that are probably the first clue.
Common rodent sounds may include gnawing, scuffling, squeaking, and scurrying paws on the floors and in the walls. These noises indicate that a visual inspection of your attic is required. Look for small, dark, pellet-like droppings, ranging from approximately 0.5 cm to 2 cm in length. Debris and nesting material is common, as well.
Rodents are voracious chewers and gnawers. This creates safety concerns and causes damage to your flooring, insulation, drywall, and wiring. Any evidence of this activity is a good indicator that you have a rodent problem. Safe, speedy action is warranted.
Call a Pest Control Professional
Removing these unsavory pests is your first concern. But the struggle doesn’t stop there. Clean up and damage repair are important, and keeping these nasty critters out of your attic is essential. These objectives are best met through the services of a pest control professional who regularly deals with these issues and is skilled in effective measures to accomplish these goals.
If you hear critters in your attic, call on Critter Control® of Southwest Florida to take care of your problem quickly, safely, and effectively. Count on the company with decades of successful pest control experience. To schedule your free consultation, call us today at (941) 355-9511.