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How Can I Tell if My Attic is Infested?

Attics and crawl spaces are the seldom visited parts of the property. This makes them most vulnerable to rodent attack and infestations. It is humble to believe that these innocuous looking creatures just reside in the dark and dreary areas and spell no danger and threat to the living spaces and the dwellers. Ironically, their feces, hair and germs spread through the ventilation systems, which can lead to diseases. Also, they slowly but surely find their way into the living spaces, damaging stuff and contaminating food. Thus, it is important to spot the problem early and take steps to clear the property.

Here are simple ways to learn if you have rodents residing in your property:

  • Noise: Rodents squeak and let out a lot of noise and sounds. They also create sounds when they nibble upon things. Pay close attention to noises that you might hear coming from your attic and crawlspace. The sounds are most prominent at night because that’s when they are running around looking for food.
  • Droppings: Rodent dropping and smell of urine are the obvious giveaway signs. In-fact, an in-depth analysis of the size and shape of the droppings can provide important clues about the type of infestation.
  • Gnaw marks: In search of food and shelter rodents try to cut into everything that comes along. Floors, ceilings rafters, electrical wires, ventilation ducts; everything stored or placed in the attic will have gnawing marks. These are important tell-a-tale signs of rodent infestation.
  • Entry points: Look around your house and attic for possible entry points. Small holes, damaged sidewalls, tampered roofs; any opening bigger than the size of a coin signals towards a rodent attack. Thus, sealing off every point is the best way to get rid of the problem.

A regular and periodic inspection of the attic and crawl space will unveil the presence of unwanted guests. At Quartz Solutions, we extend support not just to inspect, but eradicate and prevent the menace altogether. Get in touch with us at 201-205-2042, 973-536-1013. Our skillful professionals will help you tackle the trouble in the most professional way.

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