Attics form an ideal environment for rodents. Rodents will be fast to take up residence in your household especially in areas that are less visited such as the attic. They can be quite a challenge to remove once they have made it their habitat. There are a number of rodents that you can find in your attic, but the most common are mice, rats, and squirrels.
Dangers of Rodents in Your Home
Most people fear mice and rats, and they are justified considering how dangerous the small pests are. Rats and mice carry a number of diseases that can be potentially deadly to people such as Hantavirus, Salmonellosis, and Bubonic Plague. They also contribute to serious allergies. Studies show that urine from mice could trigger allergies in more than 35% of homes in the country. Some people are as allergic to rodent droppings as they are to mold and dust.
In addition to the health risks they pose, they also can take a toll on your home; rodents are known to eat anything in their paths including the house. They gnaw on insulation and wall boards.
Signs of a Rodent Infestation
Most rodents are active in the night, and it is, therefore, harder to spot a rat. They will leave signs behind that include
- Marks such as dirt and smudges in surfaces
- Scratching noises in the night
- Rat holes
- Rat nests made from shreds materials
Call the Experts
You do not have to wait until you see the signs of rodents in the attic to call a rodent removal expert. Critter Control® West Palm Beach has the best-known rodent experts. We will not only remove rodents, but we can prevent them from infesting your home again by sealing any entrance points they might have made. If you’re ready to take the next step in preventing rodents from infesting your home, call us today at 561-274-0224.