Rodents tend to have no difficulty in entering your attic, and unfortunately, they can cause significant damage while innocently searching for a place to call home. Common rodents to invade your attic include mice, rats, and squirrels, all of which should be removed immediately to prevent unwanted damage.
You should know the warning signs to catch rodents in your attic early. If you hear a light scampering across your ceiling, it is fairly indicative of rodents in your attic. Be sure to look out for damage to your exposed wood and wires, which they gnaw on as well as any droppings they may leave behind.
Because they are so small, rodents are easily written off as a nuisance rather than a sincere problem. However, they still have the potential to cause severe damage to your home such as:
- Illness can be transmitted very easily to humans, and in some cases, sickness can be spread through contact with their waste.
- Due to their need to maintain their teeth, rodents chew on your exposed wiring which can be a potential fire hazard.
- They can tear up your insulation for nesting purposes which over time diminishes the energy efficiency of your home as the temperature is no longer regulated effectively.
Rodents in your attic should never be tolerated. If you find yourself with a rodent problem, be sure to contact the experts at Critter Control® of Sarasota. We have more than 30 years of experience that we can put toward assisting you in removing any unwanted critters. Call us today at 941-355-9511 to receive your free consultation.