If you’ve been hearing scratching noises at night or soft pitter patters above your head, chances are you may have some unwelcome house guests. Hearing these kinds of noises in your attic is cause for alarm, as you could have an infestation of mice, rats, squirrels, or even possums. If left untreated, this could lead to structural damage in your home and the risk of you or a family member catching a potentially deadly disease.
What’s Going on in There?
During the colder seasons, rodents like to take shelter in your warm home. Squirrels especially enjoy places like your attic since it has a lot of good materials for building nests. Rats and mice take refuge there when they aren’t busy eating the scraps of food in your kitchen. If not addressed promptly, critters in your attic can:
- Rip up insulation, damaging your A/C unit
- Chew on the wood in your attic, damaging the structure of your home
- Ruin precious belongings stored away
- Become bolder and venture into new areas of your home
- Spread deadly diseases like Hantavirus through their urine and feces
How to Get Them Out
Most homeowners will turn to DIY tricks and traps to try and remove rodents or other critters from their home. While this option may seem smart financially, it rarely ever works. Rats, mice, squirrels, and other critters alike are smarter than most give them credit for and know how to avoid traps. Additionally, setting out traps or things like rat glue or rat poison can be dangerous for you and your family, especially if you have toddlers or small children.
Call the Experts
By hiring experts like the ones at Critter Control® Orlando, you’ll save time and get peace of mind that your home will be back to normal in no time. You can trust our trained professionals to safely and humanely remove all the unwanted animals from your home promptly. Additionally, we’ll clean up any damage or messes the critters made, and seal up any entrance points to make sure they never infest your home again. For a free consultation, call us today at 407.295.7194.