Wildlife living in the attic is neither useful nor desirable. The animals found residing in the attic are raccoons, squirrels, rats, pigeons, and others. Sounds of constant clawing and squeaks cause irritation and disturbance to residents.
The invading animals don’t stop there. They cause significant damages and pose serious health problems for family members.
Some of the Adverse Effects of Animals Residing in the Attic:
CHEWING OF WOOD AND WIRES
Certain animals, like rodents, squirrels, and raccoons, chew the woods present in the attic to wear down their teeth. The wooden beams, eaves, and soffits are chewed continually causing significant damages to attic and roof.
Electric wires are also chewed by these animals that cause a severe issue to homes. There is a high potential risk for fire hazard due to short circuit. Even the stored items in the attic are not safe from these creatures.
MAKE HOLES IN WALLS
Animals such as rodents, raccoons, and squirrels make holes or paths to access some places in the attic. The damage caused by small rodents is limited, but big animals with large claws can rip walls, ceiling and even roof based on materials utilized in the construction. It is not good news for your home.
DAMAGE TO INSULATION
Rats and other animals cause significant damage to your insulation residing in the attic. They make nests within or on the insulation for breeding and chew the material used in it. The damaged insulation won’t be efficient in heating and cooling your home that cost more money.
Harmful Effects of Droppings and Urines
Regardless of the type of creatures residing in the attic, there will see some sorts of damages owing to droppings and urine. There will be relevant effects for this. Droppings of animals mess the place but are easier to clean than other wastes. Urine of animals causes severe odors and other issues in the attic. It moistens insulation, wood, and other parts weakening the structure. The urine-soaked loft and insulation become a ground for molds growth, flies and bacteria posing a serious health risk for the family members. Inspection is necessary to assess the extent of damages caused and get quick repair to prevent accidents. The best way to avoid further losses to the attic is to get wildlife removed by experts and seal their entry points.
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