If you’ve been hearing scratching noises at night or soft pitter patters above your head during the day, then chances are you may have unwelcome house guests living in your attic. Hearing such noises in your home is not only disturbing but should be cause for alarm, as invasive wildlife can lead to damage, contamination, and disease if not quickly addressed.
Common Attic-Dwelling Wild Animals
There are many different species of wild animal that commonly infest residential attics. Depending on the nature of the strange noises you are hearing, you could have an infestation of mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, opossums, or even bats. During colder seasons, these pests like to take shelter in warm homes. Squirrels especially enjoy gathering in attics because the space provides access to materials that are good for building nests. Rats and mice often take refuge in attics when they aren’t eating and contaminating kitchen food supplies. Attic rafters are ideal for roosting bats and possums to hang upside down.
The Dangers of a Wild Animal Infestation
If left untreated, wild animals in your attic could cause damage such as:
- Gnawed structural beams
- Shredded insulation
- Chewed electric wires and cables
- Ruined precious items and stored belongings
As they become bolder and venture into new areas of your home, wild animals will pose the risk of spreading serious and potentially fatal diseases, like Hantavirus, to you and your family members through bites and scratches, and their urine and feces.
How to Get Wild Animals Out of Your Attic
Most homeowners will turn to DIY tricks and traps to try and remove rodents or other critters from their attic. While this option may seem smart financially, it rarely ever works. Rats, mice, squirrels, and other critters are smarter than most give them credit for and know how to avoid traps. Additionally, setting out traps or using inhumane options like rat glue or poison can be dangerous for you and your family, especially if you have curious pets or small children. Therefore, the safest and most effective way to rid your home of pests and their strange noises is to call the wildlife removal professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando.
Call Orlando’s Wildlife Removal Experts
By hiring the wildlife removal professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando, you’ll save time, money, and stress. We will fully inspect your property to determine the species that is causing your trouble, the size of your infestation, and how the critters got in. Then we will strategize and implement a custom wildlife removal plan that uses non-toxic and safe methods to quickly evict all unwanted pests. Our trained professionals will also clean and repair any contamination or damages the nuisance animals left behind.
To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our fast and efficient wildlife removal services, call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194.