Understanding The Importance Of Rodent Proofing Your Attic

Even if you don’t keep any personal belongings up there, it’s essential for you to have rodent proofing done to your attic to avoid problems. Mice, rats, and other rodents can cause a host of issues in your attic if they get into it. You should maintain rodent control in San Francisco to keep your home safe. Here are just a few of the many problems that you may encounter if rodents are able to access your attic.

Rodents can cause structural damage to your attic.

If you have mice or rats in the attic, they will begin to set up shop almost immediately. In order to do this, they will often chew through any wood that you have exposed there. They will also have no problem eating through your insulation and making a huge mess. Not only will you need to clean this up later, but you will likely need to replace much of your attic if the rodents and their nests are left untouched for an extended period of time.

Rodents can gnaw through important electrical cords.

Outside of chewing through the structure of your home as well as the insulation, many mice and rats will also take it upon themselves to gnaw on any electrical wires that are present. If they are able to sever these cords, it can knock power out to some rooms in your home and require expensive repairs to be done by an electrician.

Rodents can leave droppings that can cause illnesses in people and pets.

A rodent infestation can lead to a large number of droppings left inside your home. These droppings are often filled with germs that could make you, your family, and even your pets sick.

Atticare is committed to providing you with rodent control. We can evaluate your attic and make sure that no rodents are able to gain access to it. You can schedule an appointment with one of our consultants in San Francisco by calling 1-866-692-5449.


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