Most People Don’t Know They Have Rats in Their Attic
A rodent-infested attic is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. While the idea of critters in your home is enough to send shivers up your spine, these furry pests do much more damage than you would expect. From extensive property damage to foul odors to real health concerns, rats and other rodents carry the potential to negatively impact your home for years.
How to Spot a Rodent Infestation?
The first sign: spotting rat poop anywhere in your home.
Rodent droppings and rat poop could mean your home is dealing with an infestation. Rats and mice breed rapidly, meaning evidence of a few droppings could require a full-blown inspection to identify the scope of your home's rat problem.
Did you know one of the most common entrances for rats is through your attic?
Rats can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter, while mice can squeeze through spaces the size of a dime! Tiny gaps in your roof and foundation, help rodents scurry from the ground, up through your walls and finally to your attic. Rodents love the attic for the warmth and shelter, burrowing and nesting in your insulation - while of course, leaving behind shocking amounts of feces.
The first signs of rats or rodents in the attic include:
- Squeaking or scurrying noises, especially at night and frequently in the same areas.
- Scratching sounds while they create nests.
- Rodent Droppings.
- Chewed electrical wires or gnaw marks.
- Disturbed insulation.
- Dirt or grease smudges.
Why You Should Rodent Proof Your Home
Rodents Cause Damage to Your Home
The most obvious reason a rodent infestation is bad news for homeowners is the damage they cause to your home. Rodents are known for chewing through electrical wires and gnawing on pipes. These issues may create significant repairs for homeowners. A rodent infestation can also destroy your insulation. Rodents will often chew through your insulation and urinate and defecate in the material which may contaminate your insulation and home. In the case of an infestation, your insulation may need to be removed and new insulation installed.
Rodents and Your Health
These pests are a health hazard to you and your family. Rodents bring in many dangerous diseases as well as trigger allergic reactions and respiratory issues. A rodent-infested home is something that requires immediate action and should not be taken lightly.
Mice, rats, and other rodents are known to be carriers of infectious diseases such as the Hantavirus, which can lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, a potentially fatal respiratory disease. These animals can carry Ringworm and Tapeworms, conditions which can become a health concern. Additionally, rodents in your home or attic can trigger allergic reactions. Rodents reproduce rapidly, so it doesn’t take long for an infestation to contaminate your home.
Rodent-Proofing Your Home
If your attic has been taken over by mice or rats, you should seek the services of a professional rodent proofing company to put a stop to the infestation. Not only do rodents cause a major freak-out every time they make an appearance, but their defecation also contains allergens which can result in respiratory issues like sinus inflammation and asthma when inhaled.
We Are Revolutionizing the Rodent-Proofing Process
The conventional route of using traps and poisons may remediate the problem in the short-term, but it fails to address the issue in a lasting, sustainable fashion. Rodents are attracted to their own scent, so without cleaning and sanitation, the rats will just keep returning.
Not only that, Attic Projects takes the necessary measures to ensure your attic will remain rodent-free by locating and sealing-off their points of entry into your home.
Say Goodbye to Unsightly Traps and Harmful Poisons
Many people think using poisons or traps is the best approach to eliminate rodents, but such a method can be really dangerous to you, your family members and pets.
Though it acts as a temporary solution, it is by no means safe or even long-term. While traps are not dangerous, they only eliminate the existing rodents instead of preventing new ones from entering your home. Traps or poison may lead to rodents crawling in between your walls and decomposing with no way to remove them.
How We Rodent Proof Your Home
Rodents enter through small crevices and spaces that are hard for you to locate and seal on your own. We track down the points of entry to your home to permanently shut the rodents’ path and prevent them from coming back into the less active spots in your home, such as the attic.
Attic Projects uses the right tools and key expertise to find these entry points and effectively shut them down permanently. We can leave your home ventilation system intact. We make use of innovative rodent proofing techniques and a team of expert technicians to expertly identify and seal all rodent entry points.
Take Action for Your Home and Health
A rodent-infested area is hazardous for human habitation. At Attic Projects, we realize the menace that rodents bring along, and also understand the importance of a healthy and clean home. If you are tired of finding damaged insulation, chewed-up electrical wires, and rodent litter, then it is time to take the appropriate rodent elimination steps to prevent further damage.
Contact Attic Projects Today!
At Attic Projects, we offer lasting solutions to rodent infestation issues, allowing you to rest easy knowing your property is protected.
Why Choose Us?
- We are licensed and bonded contractors.
- We offer a free home inspection and leave behind a clean house when we’re done.
- We offer clients no-surprise pricing - meaning the quote you receive is the total price you will pay.
- Our services come with a warranty and a customer satisfaction guarantee, ensuring you will be happy with the finished product.
Allow us to make your living space safe and healthy by getting rid of rodents today! Contact us today to schedule a rodent proofing appointment in San Diego, Orange County, and surrounding areas.
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