Three Attic Pests You Never Want In Your Attic
Attics are a quiet space where humans rarely go, making the perfect habitat for certain pests. In addition, many pests are shy, unlike mosquitoes. That is why you rarely find mosquitoes in an attic. In this blog, we talk about three pests that you never want to see in your attic.
Bats, like bees, are phenomenally beneficial, except when they take up residence in your attic. Bats are small mammals, and they roost in colonies. Some colonies of bats have over 200,000 bats. The problem with bats in an attic is that they defecate and urinate where they roost. Depending on how many bats call your attic home and how long they are there undisturbed defines the amount of damage they do.
Rodents are another creature that loves attics. There is not a lot of activity from humans in attics, and there are few predators. Therefore, attics are an ideal place to build nests and raise litter after litter of young. No bother that the mice and rats in the attic chewed up your wedding dress to make a nest or urinated all over the holiday ornaments. Where those things special? Rats and mice don’t care if it is special or not. They care that it is there, and they can make nesting material out of it. Left undisturbed mice can fill your home with more mice until you take notice of them all.
3 Large Animals
From time-to-time large animals find their way into an attic. Raccoons, for example, can dig their way into an attic. Possums are another animal that will nest in your attic. Open windows, broken windows, gaps in siding are all possible ways that larger animals can enter the attic space.
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