Pests can do a great deal of damage to your home, especially if they find their way into the attic. Mammals like raccoons and squirrels will make a huge mess tearing apart insulation to make bedding. They’ll also chew on wiring, a serious fire hazard, and damage your roof as they constantly tread across it to get to their new home. Oklahoma City roofers know firsthand the damage these pests can cause. Here are some tips to help you get rid of them.
They seem like an easy answer, but dangerous chemicals create several problems. The biggest problem is that the pest will often die in an inconvenient spot, and you could easily find yourself living with a mysterious odor that you’re unable to get rid of. The second problem is that if the animal does go off and die outdoors, carnivores like a pet dog or cat could eat part of the carcass and be poisoned.
Traps require a little more work, but they’re well worth it. If you decide to use a humane trap, you should know exactly where you’ll take the critter. You’ll need thick gloves to carry the cage, or a fearful animal could wind up clawing at your hand. If the animal is not relocated far enough away from your home, you could easily find yourself trapping the critter again. Lethal traps eliminate this concern.
Depending on how severe the problem is, you may want to call in professionals. They’ll know where to relocate raccoons, and you won’t have to deal with the unpleasant task of removing dead mice or rats.
Sealing the Entry Point
Once the animals are gone, you must seal off their access points.Experienced roofers can help you find and seal off any access points near head walls or chimneys. They can also help you inspect the fascia and soffits to ensure there are no gaps by which other critters can enter your home.
Before you have a new roof installed on your home, be sure to remove any pests from the attic. This will prevent them from damaging your home further. Robbins Roofing Inc. is happy to handle any roof repair that may be necessary after the pests are gone. Visit us on Facebook today to learn more about our company and the services we provide.