Bugs like your basement where it’s dark and there’s a lot of moisture. However, rodents like your attic. Mice, bats, squirrels, raccoons, and more can tightrope walk electrical lines to get there. The question you’re probably asking yourself is: How did they get in there in the first place? Well, there’s only one way: They found a crevice either in the roof or where the eaves meet your home.
If your attic has become home to various rodents, the West Palm Beach pest control experts at Empire Pest Defense can help you get rid of them. We’ll talk here about why that’s so important and initial first steps you can take.
Rodents in the Attic
Rodents are deft at finding the tiniest opening and sliding in there. They like attics because they’re warm and dry. Once they’re in there, they’ll infest your entire home. Their urine and feces are both vectors for various diseases. It is simply not sanitary to share your home with feral rodents.
Generally speaking, if you find a stray bat or raccoon in your attic, it’s likely stuck in there and looking for a way out. Empire Pest Defense can safely remove these creatures from your property without making a horrible mess.
In the event of squirrels, raccoons or possum in your attic, there are a number of ways you can get rid of them. The best way is to ensure that all entry points are sealed off except for one. For this entry point, you want to install a one-way door that will allow them out but not back in. You should find that your problem has solved itself within a week.
Rats and mice, on the other hand, present a unique challenge. They like living in homes yet they have no respect for property lines. If they can get in, they will, and if you present them with food, water, and shelter, they’ll stay and multiply. Once that happens, you have an infestation. You will likely need a professional pest control option to thoroughly eradicate the issue.
Bats and pigeons often get into attics but they usually don’t come en masse. You can usually use a tennis racket to shoo them out, but then you’ll need to figure out how they got in there in the first place. Check around the eaves. It’s the most likely culprit.
Empire Pest Defense Can Help
If you have rats or mice in your home and they’ve begun to breed, you’ll probably need professional assistance in removing the problem once and for all. Too often, homeowners find themselves purchasing expensive products online thinking that they can save themselves money. Eventually, when that doesn’t work, they come to us having spent more money than they needed to. The West Palm Beach pest control experts at Empire Pest Defense will do the job correctly the first time and ensure that the problem doesn’t recur. Give us a call and schedule an appointment today.