Have an unwanted guest in your attic?

Rodents in Attic Removal

When unexpected noises emanate from your attic, it's a clear indication that you may have unwelcome visitors sharing your home. Whether you're hearing chirping, scurrying, or other unusual sounds, there are a variety of potential culprits. However, pinpointing the exact intruder is the first step in formulating an effective removal strategy.

Crafting an Effective Removal Plan: The most efficient method for addressing the issue of animals in your attic is through a process known as exclusion. Attic spaces often provide a secure and sheltered refuge for various types of wildlife, making it essential to first remove these animals before implementing preventive measures.

Animal in Attic Removal: Rodent removal from your attic may involve a combination of methods tailored to the specific rodent species in question. These methods can include the use of deterrents, traps, and one-way valves. At Simply Rodents, our team of experts excels in matching the most appropriate animal removal techniques with the unique characteristics of the wildlife species involved.

Rats and mice can reproduce at an incredibly fast rate. To get rid of rodents in your attic, we need to control the population with strategy. We place traps where you have seen rodent activity like droppings on rodent "runways" or rodent entrances. Rodent removal typically takes up to fifteen days.

We understand the importance of a safe approach to wildlife removal. Our specialists are here to ensure that your attic is free from unwanted guests while adhering to ethical and responsible practices. Contact us today to address any concerns about animals in your attic, and let us help you regain control of your home.

Pointing at roof and attic.Fixing Attic EntrancesLine of rodent traps.

Animal in Attic Exclusion: Safeguarding Your Home

Successfully addressing the presence of animals in your attic requires a tailored strategy that aligns with the specific type of intruder. Long-term solutions involve not only their removal but also preventing future access to your attic. These resourceful animals seek out your attic for shelter and sustenance, so making your home less enticing is key.

Creating an Unwelcoming Environment for Wildlife: To deter wildlife from entering your attic, consider these proactive steps:

  • Limit potential food sources outside your home.
  • Eliminate areas of shelter, such as rock piles.
  • Trim trees near your house to prevent easy roof access.

Crucial Entry Point Management: The utmost priority is to seal and repair all potential entry points to your attic. However, before sealing your home, ensure that all nuisance wildlife has vacated. Trapping an animal inside your house can lead to new and more complex animal-related issues, as trapped creatures will either find alternative exits or face distressing circumstances.

Identifying Entry Points: Animals will either discover existing entry points or create new ones. Common entry points include eaves, roof shingles, roof vents, fascia, and soffits. Depending on the type of animal, the entry hole may be as small as a quarter-inch wide!

Recognizing Signs of Attic Intruders: While you may rarely see the animal in your attic, its presence becomes apparent through telltale signs. Most often, people contact Simply Rodents due to unusual noises emanating from their attic space. Additionally, strange odors can be hard to ignore and are another sign of an animal's presence.

Typical attic noises (hear rodent noises) include squeaking, gnawing, scampering, fluttering, whining, or thumping, typically occurring during the early morning or late at night.

Damage Indicators: Damage within your attic is a clear confirmation of critter habitation. Inspect the area for signs such as gnawed electrical wires, which pose a significant fire hazard. Beyond this, contaminated or destroyed insulation and damaged air ducts are common consequences of animals in the attic.

Health Risks and Contamination: The presence of animals in your attic introduces health risks, including diseases like histoplasmosis, leptospirosis, and ectoparasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites. Contaminated insulation and animal droppings, particularly from bats and birds, can spread these diseases and compromise indoor air quality.

Simply Rodents is dedicated to safeguarding your home from unwanted attic invaders while prioritizing ethical and responsible animal management. Reach out to us for expert assistance in resolving and preventing attic animal issues, ensuring a safe and rodent-free environment for you and your family.

What if it's not a rodent?

You may have a different type of unwanted animal in your attic such as a bat, owl, or gopher. If you can, try and Identify Rodent Sounds or Identify Rodent Poop to be sure.

Simply Rodents specializes only in eliminating rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, and opossums, but we will gladly assist you in finding the right service company to help eradicate the creatures invading your home.

Give us a call at (408) 623-9832 and we'll recommend a local company you can trust to remedy the situation.