How to Deal With Animals Living in Your Attic
Regardless of the time of year, many homes are prone to becoming infested by animals. These animals can range from rodents to birds with everything in between. Animal infestations are a homeowners nightmare. It can be extremely difficult to get rid of animals once they’ve moved in, especially if they have made their way to the attic. This is one of the worst case scenarios, due to the fact that animals can affect the quality of the roof and cause the need for expensive roof repairs. Although it can be difficult, there are things that a homeowner can do to get rid of an animal infestation in their attic.
Identify the Problem
The first thing that a homeowner needs to do is identify the problem. This means that they have to figure out what animal is infesting their home. It also means identifying the point of entry for the animals. Many small animals can enter a house through openings in the roof. Is possible, seal up any openings that are potential entry points for animals. If the homeowner cannot seal the openings, it may be best to contact a roof repair company.
Once all of the entry points have been blocked, the homeowner must then set traps around their attic. Different animals require their own unique traps; this means that the homeowner needs to research which trap is needed to get rid of the infestation.
Contact an Exterminator
If the traps aren’t meeting the homeowners standards, the last option is to contact an exterminator. This will ensure that a majority, if not all of the animals are dealt with. Although it may take several visits, it is important for a homeowner to do everything in his or her power to keep their attic animal-free.
For more information about how a homeowner can deal with animals living in his or her attic, feel free to contact the roofing experts at Horn Brothers Roofing. We are a top roofing company that has over 25 years of experience helping homeowners in the Littleton, CO area.