Are your kids complaining because they keep hearing noises coming from the ceiling at night? Have you noticed animals coming and going from your roof? There are a few indicators that you may have an attic infestation, but the bigger problem is knowing what to do about it. Here are a few indicators that you may need professional help when it comes to clearing out your attic.
- Noises – From buzzing to chirping or scratching and chewing, noises can often be the first indicator that you have an attic infestation. You should never wait until the problem gets worse if you begin to hear noises of rodents and other pests because they may cause substantial damage the longer you wait.
- Droppings – If you’ve heard the noises but you need to see for yourself, droppings are a good indicator you’ve got a problem. The type of droppings you are seeing will help you determine what kind of attic infestation you may have if you haven’t yet been able to identify the culprit.
- Nests – Insects, squirrels, and rats and mice all like to create nests. If you go up in the attic and see obvious damage and nesting materials, you will know right away that your concerns are accurate and need to be addressed.
- Visuals – It may seem obvious, but if your favorite neighborhood squirrel is making frequent trips in and out of your roof, you’ve most likely found the problem. You can always take note of visual indicators, including bees, wasps, bats, and birds that may be coming and going from your home.
The most important thing you can do when you are experiencing an attic infestation is to call in professionals who can help you rid your home of these unwanted guests. Additionally, at 1° Temp Home, we can help you address any damage that rodents and insects may have caused and restore your attic to its best condition. Call us today to learn more. We are ready to assist you.