Do you have a pest problem? Have you been hearing skittering noises in your attic or smelling foul odors coming from your air ducts? Are your allergies worse than normal?
If so, you might have a rodent infestation.
A rat or mouse infestation can cause major problems for the rest of your home. It’s easier than you think for wildlife to get inside your home. They could damage your heating and electrical systems and potentially jeopardize your health (from rodent feces). So, even if you only suspect you might, it’s better to enlist the help of experts early on.
Here at Attic Construction, we specialize in all things attics, including attic cleaning, insulation installation, insulation removal and rodent proofing. Our rat proofing and mouse proofing services will help eliminate any critters who’ve made a home out of your attic and then fix any damages they might have caused.
Whatever your rodent problem, we can help you take back your attic.
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How Do You Know if You Need Attic Rodent Proofing and Cleaning?
No place in the home is more inviting to critters than the attic. It’s dark, isolated, and full of warm insulation—all of which make the perfect conditions for a rat’s den or mouse’s nest, moreover they potentially have access to food in your home like pet food or trash.
But what are the signs you need to be looking for?
Common indicators that you have a rodent problem include:
- Droppings – Rat and mouse feces are not only gross, but pose a potential health hazard, especially if allowed to linger. A mouse or rat infestation can grow exponentially fast if not taken care of correctly. If you see rodent droppings, it’s time to call the pros.
- Urine – Especially with larger infestations, rodent urine can quickly make a horrid smell that gets into your air ducts and spreads throughout the house.
- Nests – The easiest sign to identify, rodents love to burrow into your attic’s insulation and use it as a nest.
- Animal behavior – If you have cats or dogs, they’ll likely be the first to notice and point out the problem, whether that’s barking or pawing at areas where they might be hiding, or even catching rodents.
- Noise – The scurrying, scattering, and scratching of mice and rats are often a telltale sign that you need help.
If you’ve seen some or all of these signs, just give us a call. We’ll quickly perform an inspection and cleanup. Once that’s done, we’ll rodent proof your house to keep them from returning to their old haunts.
Orange County Rodent Proofing
Even if you wanted to, properly rat proofing attics is a difficult task.
While you could use poison or rat traps, neither of those options are a permanent treatment or solution, nor are they particularly safe when it comes to rodent removal. And finding pest entry points takes a trained eye.
Put simply, you need to rely on the experts to address the problem at its source. Doing so will ensure that the rodents don’t simply return in full force a few weeks later.
But what happens if you don’t fix the issue immediately? Aside from the obvious damages to your home’s electrical wiring, and HVAC, there are serious potential health issues of allowing a rodent infestation to go unchecked.
Common disease and health problems related to rodents include:
- Chorio-meningitis (LCM)
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
- Rat Bite Fever
- Eosinophilic Meningitis
- Murine Typhus
- Don’t let this problem get out of hand. Doing so will only cost you more money while risking your health. Instead, let the experts at Attic Construction make sure that the issue is dealt with once and for all.
Difference between Rodent Control and Rodent Proofing
A common question we get is, “should I get a rodent control service or a rodent proofing service?”. There is a main distinction between the two is a pest control service generally refers to an exterminator & rodent trapping services while rodent proofing focuses on a long term solution to keeping rodents out of your house via sealing rodent entry points. This is very effective for various rodent types (mouse, rat, roof rat, raccoon, etc.) and is a safer solution than the poison and trap methods used by the standard pest control company. We do not directly perform rodent removal service (extermination); however we provide all other services related to cleaning, decontamination, and proofing.
Attic Construction’s Rodent Proofing
Investing in rodent proofing services will benefit you and your home in a number of ways, including:
- Making the home safer
- Boosting the air quality
- Reducing allergens
- Reducing noise
- Reduce housing damage from pests/rodents
- Providing a healthy environment for children and pets
Our rodent proofing is purposefully designed to completely prevent rodents from gaining access to your attic or crawl space. Attic Construction’s trained and licensed technicians know how to detect a mouse/rat infestation and exactly what signs of rodent entry point to look for. From there, they work tirelessly to seal up all potential entrances and egresses.
Request a Free Attic Inspection & Estimate
To start protecting your home, receive your free attic inspection today. Our friendly, expert technicians are ready and willing to assist.
Simply give us a call or book online and we’ll send out one of our experts to your residence in order to perform a complete inspection today.
Rodents Carry Harmful Viruses
When you have rats and mice in your attic, you’re storing much more than old Christmas boxes and clothing. You could be harboring a plethora of harmful diseases and health concerns. Such as:
- Lymphocytic Chorio-Meningitis
- Murine Typhus
- Omsk Hemorrhagic Fever
- Eosinophillic Menengitis
- Hanta Virus
- Rat Bite Fever
- The Plague
- Unsanitary Conditions
At Attic Construction, we’ll help you get rid of your rodent problem once and for all through a variety of techniques. Our decontamination services will clear the attic or crawl space of any animal feces or other unwanted matter and then redo your attic insulation to protect your space form future pest issues.
Request a Free Attic Inspection Today
We offer a free attic inspection with absolutely NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Request an appointment to have one of our technicians come to your residence and do a complete inspection today.