FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

RODENT CONTROL

How do mice get in the attic?


A few of the most common ways mice can get into your attic are:
1. Holes - the minuscule creatures only need a hole about ¼ of an inch big to gain entry to your home meaning that any hole the size of a dime or larger can create a direct path for mice to gain entrance.
2. Climbers - Whether it’s through cavities in your walls or even just on the brickwork outside, they’re natural inclination is to progress upward. This lands them up near your roof, where all they need then is an access point.
3. Warmth & Shelter - Housing and warmth are the obvious reasons why mice congregate in attic spaces, but you should also be keen to the fact that mice will be trying to build their nests there. Newspapers, clothes, and other rubbish are perfect for the job. Meaning, what most people keep in their attics.




What is attic condensation and how to prevent it in winter?


The primary cause of attic condensation is moisture that is transported from the heated portion of the home into your unheated attic during the winter. Condensation can cause your attic rafters and other wood features to rot and cause mold to grow. If moisture accumulates over time, water can drip through the attic floor and into the rooms below. Attic insulation is vital to preventing attic condensation. If you already have insulation, make sure that attic condensation has not damaged it and that you have an adequate amount of insulation.




How much does it cost to insulate an attic?


If you’re planning on living in a house long-term, proper insulation is a wonderful investment. By purchasing the following products - foam, cellulose, fiberglass, radiant/reflective barriers - it will cost you at an average of $1,075, if you do the job yourself. Since some of these products are toxic to the touch, and could lead to health problems when not handled properly, we highly recommend using a professional service. The cost varies, depending on what you want to insulate - walls, attics, garages - and how many square feet need to be insulated.




How often should I clean my attic?


The months that you should be cleaning your attic are late October to the beginning of December, and late in March to the beginning of April. These are the months that it is cool but warm enough to clean these animals out without fear of them trying to weasel their way back in.





ATTIC CARE & INSULATION

How do mice get in the attic?


A few of the most common ways mice can get into your attic are:
1. Holes - the minuscule creatures only need a hole about ¼ of an inch big to gain entry to your home meaning that any hole the size of a dime or larger can create a direct path for mice to gain entrance.
2. Climbers - Whether it’s through cavities in your walls or even just on the brickwork outside, they’re natural inclination is to progress upward. This lands them up near your roof, where all they need then is an access point.
3. Warmth & Shelter - Housing and warmth are the obvious reasons why mice congregate in attic spaces, but you should also be keen to the fact that mice will be trying to build their nests there. Newspapers, clothes, and other rubbish are perfect for the job. Meaning, what most people keep in their attics.




What is attic condensation and how to prevent it in winter?


The primary cause of attic condensation is moisture that is transported from the heated portion of the home into your unheated attic during the winter. Condensation can cause your attic rafters and other wood features to rot and cause mold to grow. If moisture accumulates over time, water can drip through the attic floor and into the rooms below. Attic insulation is vital to preventing attic condensation. If you already have insulation, make sure that attic condensation has not damaged it and that you have an adequate amount of insulation.




How much does it cost to insulate an attic?


If you’re planning on living in a house long-term, proper insulation is a wonderful investment. By purchasing the following products - foam, cellulose, fiberglass, radiant/reflective barriers - it will cost you at an average of $1,075, if you do the job yourself. Since some of these products are toxic to the touch, and could lead to health problems when not handled properly, we highly recommend using a professional service. The cost varies, depending on what you want to insulate - walls, attics, garages - and how many square feet need to be insulated.




How often should I clean my attic?


The months that you should be cleaning your attic are late October to the beginning of December, and late in March to the beginning of April. These are the months that it is cool but warm enough to clean these animals out without fear of them trying to weasel their way back in.





HEALTH HAZARDS

Why is natural rat deterrent better than traditional?


Natural rat deterrent has several benefits over other traditional methods: - There is little odor, no ammonia smells or harsh airborne chemicals. - It is non-staining, so your furniture and flooring will not be compromised. - Natural pest control of rats is safer for children and pets. - This method is less irritating for people with asthma, allergies, and respiratory challenges. - It is organic and environmentally-friendly.




What diseases do mice or rodents carry?


There are disease concerns with both wild (rats, mice) and pet (rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs) rodents and rabbits. They can carry many diseases including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella. Wild rodents also may cause considerable property damage by chewing through wiring in homes, car engines, and other places.




What to do if I smell unexpected foul odors at home?


Household pests such as mice, rats and other rodents can leave foul odors in your attic and throughout your home. Not only do they leave noxious dropping and urine residue around your house, but when the rodents themselves die the decay process can create intense odor that lingers far after the carcass has been removed. Our rodent control experts have immense experience removing foul odors from the home.




Is animal waste dangerous?


If a colony of bats, flock of birds or a family of squirrels, rats, raccoons or other animals takes up your residence building, their droppings will accumulate and create a health risk for anyone who enters the area and disturb the material. The best way to prevent exposure to animal disease is to avoid situations where material that might be contaminated can become airborne and subsequently inhaled.





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