ATTIC INFESTATION OFTEN DISCOVERED IN SPRING
Spring is the typical breeding season for wildlife. It is also the time many homeowners discover unwanted animals in the attic. An attic space is ideal for breeding. It offers protection from the elements and provides a hidden place to nest as they birth their young. Vermin are clever and can find a variety of ways to access your attic unnoticed. An attic infestation is not just annoying, it can be dangerous.
HEARING NOISES AT NIGHT?
Yes, those sounds from above may be animals in the attic. An attic infestation may sound like tiny feet scrambling across the ceiling, but more often it is the sound of tiny feet scratching on the topside of your ceiling. Raccoons, rats, mice, and squirrels all scratch at the attic flooring as they carve out space for nesting, burying food, or creating a latrine.
REMOVAL OF ANIMALS IN THE ATTIC
The first step is to identify what animals are in the attic. Then develop a safe removal plan. We have helped hundreds of homeowners, in the Chicago metro area, get rid of various attic 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 animals in the attic 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.
CONTAMINATED INSULATION & ATTIC SURFACES
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. Click here to learn more.
THE RISK 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 contaminated area following the highest safety standards to minimize the risk of spreading contaminants.
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CALL ATTIC AIR FOR HELP – 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.