Have you heard odd scratching noises in the attic lately, or noticed new signs of animal activity on and around your roofing? These could be clues that you have unwanted roommates within your home! As temperatures drop, attics become irresistible to animals seeking refuge from the cold and a cozy place to multiply. This space is usually warm, dark and filled with clutter – the perfect spot for squirrels, mice, rats, raccoons and other creatures to take up residence.  

Cute Doesn’t Equal Nice

Unfortunately, these animals are no friend to humans. They carry numerous diseases, as well as cause significant property damage ranging from gnawed electrical wiring and chewed wood to shredded attic insulation and even damaged siding, piping and ducts. The longer these animals reside in your home, the worse the problems become.

Roofing & More can put an end to critter problems by blocking the points where animals enter the attic, garage and/or other areas. The entry holes can be surprisingly small and may include:

  • Gaps and rotted areas in wood.

  • Attic vents.

  • Gaps in or around chimneys.

  • Joints at siding and eaves.

  • Openings where pipes and cables are run.

  • Behind gutters.

Call Roofing & More for Professional Help

A routine inspection of your roof, attic and home exterior will often catch these issues before animals can take up residence. If you believe you already have an animal problem, we can recommend a reputable pest control expert in the Northern Virginia area, then perform necessary repairs to keep pests from returning in the future. For more information, contact our roofing and home improvement experts today at (703) 828-1620.