YOU MAY HAVE AN ATTIC INFESTATION
Hearing noises from your attic? Don’t ignore those sounds. You may be dealing with an attic infestation.
It may sound like tiny feet scrambling across the ceiling, but more often it is the sound of scratching. Many animals scratch in the attic, to clear out space for nesting, to bury food, or to create a latrine. Raccoons, rats, mice, and squirrels all scratch. If the noises are mostly at night, you could be dealing with nocturnal animals.
The first step is to identify the vermin, then develop a safe removal plan. We have helped hundreds of homeowners, in the Chicago metro area, get rid of vermin. More importantly, we can properly clean up the mess they leave behind. Attempting to deal with an attic infestation on your own can be very risky. Vermin are defensive animals and can be dangerous if they feel threatened.
DIY TRAPS AND POISON
Many homeowners attempt to deal with attic infestations on their own using traps and poison. Not only are these attempts risky, removing the vermin does not address all the problems these critters create.
When your attic is infested with vermin, insulation and attic surfaces may be contaminated with feces and urine which can also transmit leptospirosis and other dangerous bacteria. In most cases, insulation must be removed. Then the area must be fully disinfected before re-insulating the area.
ACCORDING TO THE CDC
There are several diseases transmitted by vermin. Don’t put yourself at risk, call Attic Air. We assess your situation, inspect the attic, manage the animal removal and clean up the infested area following the highest safety standards to minimize the risk of spreading contaminants.
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CALL ATTIC AIR – 630.830.3870
If you suspect an infestation, don’t wait until spring to address the problem. In spring, new offspring are likely and will only add to the problem and the risk. Call us for a free assessment today. And check with your insurance company, often infestations are covered by homeowners insurance.