You may be asking yourself, how did an animal get in my attic, and what could it be? Is it dead, or is it still alive? Is it having babies? How many are there? So many questions to ask yourself, when you sense there is an animal in your attic. If you think that you hear something rustling around in your attic, you may also think oh this is something I can deal with myself, trust me it is best to call a professional. Handling problems like this on your own could lead to accidents, dangerous animal encounters and droppings spreading around your home.
How do animals get into my house? In many ways, they can climb gutters, jump trees, and get in on the roof line. Did you know that a roof rat can jump 10 feet across and can drop from 12 feet up. Many homes and structures do not have this 10 foot by 12 foot area clear. You may be one of the lucky ones saying, hey I have that area clear, no trees or bushes growing close or over hanging my house. That is good for you because now we can focus on the other hundreds of other areas they can get into your house from. Rodents can climb right up most walls and get in through eaves, vents, breathers, other opening in your roof lines, garage doors, air conditioning lines, dryer vents and the list goes on and on.
You may need to be aware that some rodents only need an opening the size of a dime to gain entry into your home. Other will gain access by creating their own entry point. The have very strong teeth and jaws and can chew threw most common building materials, even metal. Did you know you can get whole litters of animals within your structure and attic? Not uncommon for one of the litter to die. You may smell it and now you have the issue of a strong-smelling odor as well as flies, maggots, and even fleas. Oh and do not forget the rest of the litter and mom and dad are alive and well in their new home and rest room, your attic.
Have you ever stopped hearing them and think, oh my problem has moved out. Please understand, this is not the case. They constantly move in and out based off of weather and feeding patterns. Did you know, certain animals leave pheromone trails to the openings in your home and attic telling every other animal to follow the trail so they can find their way in the home as well? Yes so even if this animal is removed it is only a matter of time before you are dealing with more.
What can you do to ensure that this won’t happen again? Let us animal proof and seal your home! A benefit of using our services is the fact that we are a one-stop-shop. Not only will we remove the animal from your attic, but we will also find how they are getting in and correctly fix it. We also do the cleanup after we get the animal out, we will then disinfect and replace all contaminated insulation. For questions regarding our services, please give us a call!