Attic Pests – Fall and Winter
There are a few critters that love to make their fall and winter home in attics. Those include:
- Mice and rats
If your attic is a space where you rarely go, there is a good chance that there is a pest or two up there.
Bats in Attics
Bats need a particular range of temperatures to survive winter. Attic spaces are one place where bats can roost in peace and still have a warm retreat.
Squirrels and Attics
Squirrels are very destructive. They will dig their way into attic space and then proceed to damage whatever is stored there. They are looking for nesting material and may have a litter of pups too.
Rodents in the Attic
Rats are a common attic pest. You can hear them racing around at night. Mice also love attics and will damage anything you have stored there. They chew up paper and fabric for nesting material, and their urine and fecal pellets will stain items too.
Larger Animals in the Attic
On occasion, larger animals, such as raccoons or possums, will find a way into an attic. During the cooler times of the year, these critters seek a warm place to den and give birth. You may hear them or not, but should you go into the attic, a mother raccoon will snarl and possibly bite.
Birds in the Attic
Like bats, birds need only a small opening to find their way into your attic. Then, they will nest and may make noises throughout the night. Birds are damaging because, like rodents, they will seek out nesting materials. It is their feces and urine that cause the most damage as both are acidic.
If noises are coming from your attic, give us a call. You can schedule an attic inspection and then help deal with whatever pest is up there. We offer affordable pest control services throughout Bryan and College Station.