Rodents that have become your unwanted neighbors, either living above your head in the attic, alongside you in the walls, or crawling beneath your floors in the crawlspace, can be a great nuisance and quite rapidly lead to various other structural and health issues. As a leading brand in the industry, we pride ourselves on our main priority in this business; preventing all rodents such as squirrels, raccoons, chipmunks, mice, flying squirrels, rats, and many other creatures from entering your attic or crawlspace.
Health and Structural Risks
Most homeowners are unaware of the risks associated with neglecting a rodent infestation. The consequences of ignoring this problem can create a toxic environment for your family. Rodents carry all sorts of germs, bacteria, and viruses, and carry disease-causing parasites like fleas, ticks, lice, and mites. When they enter the attic or crawlspace, they nest and mate in the insulation, leaving behind toxic feces and urine. As well due to their destructive nature, they puncture holes in air ducts, chew wires and cause fires, scratch holes in sheetrock, and damage gable vents, and attic fans. This kind of activity can promote hazardous air quality and breathing conditions in your home. As well, rodents that have chewed their way into the attic or crawlspace can allow water to enter the area causing mold growth and fungi leading to other health hazards.
Extermination vs Rodent Proofing
Some have the misconception that hiring an exterminator will take care of the problem completely however, this issue cannot be addressed by simply laying traps and using other methods such as poison to kill the rodents. Trapping and killing them is ineffective, and counterproductive to solving the issue long-term.
The reason it is not an effective method is quite simple. Calling an exterminator is a quick bandage fix, with a subscription to a problem that requires a one-time, subscription-free, aggressive, and effective long-term solution. Extermination will not permanently get rid of the rodents because laying traps and using poison only kills the existing rodents, it does not prevent new ones from entering. The scent of feces in the insulation, urine, or dead rodents, and various entry points they have either chewed or squeezed their bodies through, is a continuous invitation for any future rodents seeking shelter.
Our master attic experts are very skilled at seeking out and finding hidden entry points, using strong and effective, eco-friendly methods to block these areas without affecting your home’s natural ventilation. Followed by our meticulous and accurate proofing of your attic or crawlspace, an intense cleanup of the affected nesting areas will be conducted, removing feces and dead rodents to eradicate any bacteria, germs, viruses, and scents that can attract future territorial wildlife.
Signs to identify a rodent infestation in your home:
- Damaged vents or soffits
- Noises at night
- Rodent droppings
- Holes in ceiling or floor
- Foul odor
- Nested insulation
- Punctured air ducts
- Temperature changes
- Ceiling stains