Rodent Proofing & Rodent Control
Signs you have rodents in the attic
Have unwanted rodents made themselves at home in your attic or crawlspace? We can help! For more than a decade Atticare has been helping home owners and business to get rid of rodents for good. Our 4 steps comprehensive solution will ensure clean and rodent free home.
Atticare provide services in the San Francisco – Bay area, Los Angeles and the New Jersey area.
Our team at AttiCare can safely remove animal droppings and carcasses then clean and sanitize the infested area. Our rodent proofing process has been proven over the years to be very effective in keeping pests out of your residence for good. Once our rodents exclusion service is complete, it will be as if you never had a rodent issue in the first place.
We can efficiently rodent proof your home from:
The risks associated with rodents
Rodents carry harmful diseases, such as asthma, salmonella, and cardiovascular diseases, not to mention the expensive damages they can cause to your property. Read more
How Rodents Get In
Smaller rodents can make their way into your attic through holes less than one inch in diameter. Vents and chimney pipes are common spaces for rats and mice to get in while larger animals may actually chew or claw through weak points along the exterior of your home. Identifying rodent entry points is the first step in eliminating these pests for good.
Why Rodents Get In
Rodents are naturally attracted to humid, dark spaces. The attic and crawlspace of your home are a welcoming space for unwanted critters seeking food and shelter from the cold.
Not only is it hard to remove these rodents from your home, but it’s even harder to keep them away since they leave behind a scent for other rodents to follow, marking your home as their territory with urine and feces. Within weeks you go from one or two unwanted guests to a serious infestation.
How to Identify and Manage a Rodent Infestation
There are a few signs to look out for when suspecting rodent activity in your home or business. Here’s a closer look at the top indicators of a rodent problem in your attic.
- Droppings – Even if you don’t see rodents wandering your hallways, you can see and even smell what rodents leave behind. Rodents have a very fast metabolism and will leave droppings every 2-3 minutes on average. Before cleaning and sanitizing the contaminated area, it is crucial to completely clear the infestation and seal off any entry points.
- Damaged structures and chewed wires – Mice and rats tend to chew on insulation, electrical wires, and wood. You might also see damages to the home’s exterior where larger rodents like raccoons may have chewed their way in.
- Strange noises – If you don’t go up into your attic, you may be able to identify rodents by the noise they make. Scratching, scraping, and thumping noises in the attic are likely sounds of a rodent infestation.
How to Keep Rodents Out
With AttiCare, you can have your mind at ease knowing our trained professionals are effectively seeking out any areas where rodents are infiltrating your home.
Our team will fill in vulnerable areas with mesh or expandable foam, eliminating every point of access to your attic or crawlspace. We also clean out the space, replace the insulation and will use hospital grade disinfectant to properly sanitize the contaminated areas.
When our service is complete, your space will be restored as if you never had an issue before. Our one year warranty will assure we effectively sealed rodent entry points and your home is now safe, clean, and energy efficient.
Noises above your head aren’t the only issue you will have with rodents. Rodents can cause major damage to your air ducts, affecting the air quality inside your home and essentially promote allergies and diseases.
Damage to the insulation will reduce the R value which will cause higher energy bills.Since rodents tend to chew electrical wires the risk of fire is high, fixing this issue is always costly because there are many safety risks.
Larger rodents will claw and tear their way through your home via the foundation, siding or roof joints. This exposes your home to all kinds of rodents, big or small, and can be costly to repair depending on where the damage is.
Rats, mice, raccoons, and possums are issues you do not want to ignore. Over time, the damage to your home becomes greater and the likelihood of getting a disease increases substantially. With over a decade of experience, AttiCare will assure your home is not only rodent free but a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.