Attic Rodent Removal and Proofing Service Orange CountyThe Only Home Comfort with 10 Years HomeDepot Experience in O.C.!
We have been providing attic rodent removal service Orange County for over a decade. During this time, one of the questions we’ve often gotten from clients is, what does rodent removal have to do with the insulation in their attics?
The answer to this question is twofold. The first is that rodents, such as mice and rats, can carry diseases and parasites that can harm humans and pets. Their droppings, urine, and all the other stuff they leave behind fall on your head and go into your nose. If that’s not healthy, we don’t know what is!
In addition, rodents cause structural damage to buildings by gnawing on electrical wiring and support beams. Additionally, they can contaminate food supplies and cause a fire hazard. So, eliminating or terminating them (rodents) helps to prevent their population from growing and spreading.
You will also need to remove rodents because they love to party in your attic:
• Foraging behavior: Rodents’ incisors are constantly growing and chewing on insulation helps keep them trimmed. So, what do you think they love chewing on?
• Nest building: Rodents use chewed-up insulation to build nests, which provide a warm and safe environment for them to live and breed.
• Sustenance: Some types of insulation may contain ingredients that provide a source of nutrition for rodents. These can be the mineral type, but even your fiber insulation isn’t safe from them.
Overall, chewing on insulation serves multiple purposes for rodents and helps fulfil their natural instincts. However, if addressed in time, you can avoid spending hundreds of dollars on attic insulation replacement.
Rodent Removal Does Not Address Your Problem
Rodent removal has always been part of our attic insulation cleaning, sanitation service, and insulation replacement because simply removing rodents isn’t the answer to your problem. Rodents are like hardened criminals; the only way to deter them and it is to turn off what they instinctively run towards. In other words, start making it very hard to reach your goodies.
There needs to be more than rodent removal to solve a rodent infestation problem because they can quickly return or be replaced by other rodents, sometimes worse than your existing tenants in the attic. So, the goal should be to prevent them from ever returning.
To effectively prevent a reoccurrence, it’s necessary to implement preventive measures that target the root cause of the infestation. Some of these measures include:
Sealing entry points: Rodents can quickly enter buildings through small cracks and gaps. Sealing these points of entry can prevent them from returning. But we need to go above and beyond using regular sealers. Over the years, we’ve found that some types are more effective than others, which is what we use to ensure that your insulation lasts the longest.
Proper food storage: Rodents are attracted to food sources, so properly storing food and cleaning up crumbs and spills can reduce their motivation to enter a building. You should also refrain from storing food in your attic.
Proper sanitation: Rodents are attracted to dirty and cluttered areas, so maintaining a clean and well-organized environment can reduce their motivation to live in a building. We strongly advise clients to spend some time spring cleaning their attic and a weekly cleaning routine.
Traps and bait stations: Placing traps or bait stations around a building can help control the population of rodents and prevent a large-scale infestation from reoccurring. Once we’ve cleaned out your attic, this extra step can help protect your home from these destructive critters.
Exclusion devices: Devices such as screens, door sweeps, and chimney caps can exclude rodents from entering a building. In other words, the harder you make it for them to enter, the better.
Implementing these measures can provide a comprehensive solution to the rodent infestation problem and reduce the risk of them returning. Not only will it ensure a healthier home but also one where you don’t have to continue to spend money on rats’ removal, attic insulation cleaning and sanitation services.
How We Rodent Proof Your Attic?
Our approach to rodent-proofing your attic is one that no other company may dare take. That’s because our goal is to battle harden your attic against these pests.
Our attic rodent removal service Orange County starts by removing all the old and destroyed insulation. We then go about patching up potential areas where rodents may enter to ruin your home. This is probably the hardest and most time-consuming step. However, with this step, all the work we put into attic insulation replacement is well-spent.
Our goal is to save you money in the long term, which is why we use the highest quality materials that deter rodents from entering your attic. Once we are sure that rodents cannot enter the attic, we will install a fresh set of insulation.
Installing the insulation is done keeping in mind that it needs to be best suited to your type of home, age and other factors. We often recommend that homeowners spend on the best insulation they can afford because it helps save them money in the long term.
Have A Question?
As we’ve examined, rodent removal is more than just removing the animals. The goal is to prevent them from ever returning to your home. This can be easier said than done, and many in the pest prevention and rodent removal industry will tell you this.
Fortunately, we have the years of experience needed to rodent-proof your attic. But if you have a question or need to find out more, all you need is to call us during business hours, and we’ll be happy to help.
The Attic Doctors is a professional team of specialists, dedicated to providing a safer, comfortable, and more energy-efficient home environment to homeowners in Orange County & LA County. No matter you just purchased a brand new home, or you are at the stage when you’re going to retire and enjoy your golden years. We’re here to make sure your house is as comfy and clean as possible!
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