Wild Animal in My Attic

Scratching sounds from animals in the attic or walls is a very common call in Folsom. There are many species of pest wildlife that try to make your home and attic a safe place to have their young. Raccoons, bats, squirrels, birds and rodents are just a few of the possibilities. Like most living creatures they are in search of shelter.  A dry, quiet attic is a perfect space.  While it is a great option for them, it is not great for you as the homeowner. Allowing wildlife to live in your attic can be unhealthy, as their feces harbors many diseases. They can cause extensive damage to your roof, attic and insulation. The best thing you can do is call us right away if you are hearing noises from your attic or noticing foul odors coming from the attic. Do not attempt to handle it on your own. Most wild animals can be very territorial and aggressive. We have the experience to handle the removal of wildlife safely and effectively.  Trapping, removal, clean up, repair and exclusion can all be done by our exceptional team.

Animal waste is one of the biggest problems created by wildlife in an attic. It can contaminate insulation causing a need for insulation replacement.  Drywall may also need to be replaced and sanitization will be necessary. This waste can also attract other animals and insects, so it must be eliminated. The contaminated insulation is removed, and then replaced with new insulation. . Our technicians have the skills and equipment to completely remove, clean, decontaminate and restore all areas of your home or business.

Trapping In Attic

Once we have determined the type of wild animal that you have in your attic we will begin the process of removing them. There are a number of methods that may be used depending on the type of wildlife that you have. When it comes to animals like raccoons or squirrels trapping is the best method to get them out of your attic. Extermination would be used on pests like rats or mice.

When it comes to bats we have to ensure that we follow the laws for getting them out of your attic. We will safely exclude them from your home without causing them harm. Our trained team knows the best way to safely get these animals out of your home without causing further damage to the home or its occupants.

Home Attic Damage

As wild animals attempt to enter your home, they can create a lot of attic damage. They will tear into the roof and eaves to enter your home as a result this can allow other animals to enter. They will tear up insulation as they build nests and they will damage your attic with excrement. They can chew on wiring as well, leading to electrical issues and possible fires. Do not give these creatures time to destroy your home. Call us as soon as you hear the first noises coming from the attic or walls.

The sooner we remove the wild animals the easier the damage will be to fix. We can make all necessary repairs and complete the exclusion process by sealing any and all possible entry points. This includes holes they may have created in the roof to get in. Holes can lead to water damages and should be repaired quickly. Caps can be placed on vents and chimneys to keep them out and many other exclusion techniques will be utilized to make sure your home is not invaded by these pests again. Contact us today to set up an inspection.

Remove Wild Animals from Attic How-to

  1. Inspection – Inspect the attic and search for evidence to identify which animal. This can include damage to insulation or other items in the attic. You may smell or see their droppings or urine and you may also see dead animals.
  2. Trapping – Trap and remove all animals from the attic. Follow state laws. Bats are protected and you must follow the laws when removing them so make sure to understand state and local regulations.
  3. Seal up – Locate and repair all entry points to your attic. Make sure not to miss even the smallest of openings. You want to make sure the animals do not return and cause additional damage.
  4. Damage Repair – It may be necessary to repair any damage to your home and property. Depending on how long the animals have been in the attic this may be extensive.