Rodent proofing your attic shouldn’t be a DIY job. Here’s why you should consider hiring our company to do the job for you and help you prevent any future rodent issues.
But that’s not the only reason you want your home free of these pests. There’s also the fact that these creatures carry over 60 transmissible diseases. There’s rat-bite fever, Leptospirosis, and salmonella to name a few.
This said, you want rodent proofing not only in the kitchen but also in the attic. That’s because about a quarter of all rodent infestations occur in this part of the home.
The thing is, it’s not a job that you should “give a go.” Yes, there are DIY rodent-related tasks you can try, such as ridding your house of dead mice smells. But when it comes to putting a full prevention plan in place, it’s best to hire a pro.
In-Depth Knowledge of Rodent Behavior
There’s a reason why research labs use rodents, especially rats and mice: Because they’re smart critters. In fact, science says they may even be smarter than us humans!
In any case, this intelligence allows them to be creative when infesting buildings. They can squeeze through even the tiniest gaps. They can exploit the smallest cracks and holes in architecture.
In other words, what you thought were inaccessible areas, they find possible to enter. From there, they steal your food. But not’s all. They need little to transform your house into their nesting grounds.
Here’s something to put things in perspective:
A pair of rats can produce as many as half a billion descendants within three years. Of course, that includes their offspring and their offspring’s offspring. But that still means this solitary pair can produce more than 456 thousand of their own every day.
So, if you plan to address rodent problems on your own, ask yourself first how well you understand their behavior. If you have little knowledge on their habits and how they can even get into buildings, it’s best to leave the proofing to experts.
They Know Which Building Areas Rodents Can Enter From
From holes around pipes to gaps where cables come through, there are a lot of rodent entry points in your home. Even the smallest damages from poor building maintenance are enough for these creatures to enter your home. The same goes for your drainage systems, spaces under doors, and ill-fitting windows.
As if that’s not enough, rodents also have the power and ability to make new holes. They take advantage of weak structural points to create entryways.
Take rats, for instance. They need to wear down their front teeth which grows about 4.5 to 5.5 inches every year. To do this, they have to gnaw on anything hard enough.
That includes the building materials of your home, from wood to cement to bricks. They can even use plumbing pipes to wear down their teeth!
That’s why effective rodent control starts with knowledge of how and where they enter buildings. Now, you may know where some of these are, so you may use control measures, such as traps and baits in place. However, unless you seal those entry points, rodents will only keep coming.
That’s where professional proofing comes into play. To 100% rodent proof your attic, rodent control specialists will first track all possible entryways. From there, they’ll get to work on sealing and blocking all those gaps and holes.
They Can Address Existing Attic Infestations
There are so many places for rodents to hide and breed, including inaccessible areas of your attic. That means behind drywall or insulation. While sealing up entry points is of utmost priority, you also need to address these existing infestations.
If you don’t, then those mice in the attic? They will only keep breeding and producing new offspring.
The good news is, rodent control experts can also help you with these issues. For instance, they use the latest tracking technology to determine that rats and mice live behind the insulation. If they verify this, then they can perform insulation removal (plus replacement) first.
A complete rodent infestation cleanup is necessary to prevent further infestation. Remember, it only takes a pair of female and male rats to produce 500 million other rats. Without the use of specialized technology, like the above-mentioned tracking devices, you can’t expect your prevention measures to yield the best results.
Professional Rodent Proofing Services: The Fastest Way to Deal with Rodent Problems
Rodents don’t only cause major damage to your home’s structure. Because they also gnaw on electrical cables, they can also start fires. In fact, experts believe rodents are behind as much as 20% of undetermined fires in the country!
There are also the many health hazards they bring. Whether through bites, food contamination, or transfer of disease-carrying ticks or fleas, they can threaten you and your loved ones’ health and safety.
That’s why you want to prevent rodents from taking over your home ASAP. Again, while you do have a part to play (such as keeping your home clean), it’s best to seek professional help. Especially if you think you’re already sharing your home with rats and mice.
If you notice signs like scratching noises, black droppings, rat holes, or chewed up surfaces, contact a rodent removal and control service right away.
These specialists will take a lot less time to get rid of existing infestations than any DIY method. Plus, they have the means to enforce more effective rodent preventive measures, which DIY strategies can’t compete with.
Don’t Let Rodents Take Over Your Home
Rodents aren’t only disgusting. They’re terrifying, especially considering all the dangers they bring. So, don’t wait until someone in your household gets a bite wound from them.
Give us a call now and we’ll be more than happy to address any questions you have regarding rodent proofing. You can also check our blog out for more tips and tricks on dealing with these pesky creatures.