Skip to main content

Eeeek! Animals In The Attic


For many homeowners, this is their worst nightmare. They hate the idea that one day they could venture up into the attic and find something living there. This could be anything from a bird that has built a nice little nest to a bat hanging in the rafters. It could even be a squirrel or some other pest that has crawled over your roof. But before we get into what you need to do about this situation, you have to consider how it happened in the first place. By doing this, you should be able to avoid ever encountering this possibility again.
The Access Point
The access point is typically going to be a hole in the roof. Now, you might say, how could there possibly be a hole in my roof without me realizing it. Well, you would certainly be surprised. A hole in the roof might be the result of a storm. If you don’t get a roof inspection after a storm has passed, there could be serious, severe damage that you haven’t spotted at all. Think about it, how often do you check your roof for issues?

The other possibility is that you knew about the hole and did nothing. You should always use a local roofer to repair the hole, particularly if it’s large enough for an animal to fly through. You might think that means quite a large hole, but it doesn’t have to. You’d be surprised how small a hole can be for an animal to squeeze in.
The Signs

You might be wondering about the signs that there’s an animal living in your roof. Well, you probably won’t see it fly in and out unless you’re very lucky. You might not even see it when you’re up in the attic. An animal won’t typically build it’s home in a place that will be easy to spot. But, you could certainly hear it. For instance, if there’s a bird's nest up there, there will also be chicks, and they tend to tweet. Other animals might scratch on the wood and don’t forget that most are nocturnal. So, late at night if you hear movement above you, it probably means you have a house guest.
Getting Rid Of The Animal
It’s important to be as humane as possible when removing an animal from your home. As such, it is best to call in the expert to complete the job for you, rather than doing it yourself. If only for the reason that approaching an animal, any animal can be quite dangerous if you don’t have the right training.

Of course, it’s possible that the animal is in a place that isn’t accessible to you and in some places it’s even illegal to disturb an active birds nest! Thus, you may want to leave well alone and just let the bird live there until it’s ready to move on. Or, you can wait until breeding time is over, just after September, and complete the repairs, blocking the animals from coming back.
The main thing to remember here is that while noise is annoying, typically an animal like this nesting in your attic isn’t a major issue. But you can still prevent it by keeping your roof in fantastic condition.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

Walmart Box Tops for Education $25 Walmart GC Giveaway!

Hi Neighbors, Looking towards the beginning of school, Walmart is promoting their Box Tops for Education. Starting in mid July you will be able to find 70 participating products that each have 4 box tops. So be sure to shop your local Walmart to help raise funds for your local school. Purchase General Mills products like; Cheerios, Nature Valley and Yoplait. Box Tops for Education has helped America's schools earn over $400 million since 1996. Box Tops also has ways to earn more for your school online. You can even follow your schools progress here. Make sure you stop by and register, so you can support your school online. Another rally nice attraction on the website is a list of recipes using the General Mills products. Walmart and Blog Spark have partnered together to bring you this information as well as give one winner a $25 Walmart Gift Card. I already received mine! You can use the card to purchase products with Box Tops for Education, or perhaps you have som

My Twinn Doll Review and Giveaway!

 Hey Neighbors! This is the last day of the Fall Festival.  Sunday is a day off, and then Monday starts the Gift Basket Bonanza!  So I decided to make the last product a big one.  How many of you have heard of My Twinn ?  They are the most gorgeous dolls!  And the best part is, they can be made to look like your little girl.  I received a ready made doll for review.  She is so pretty.  Dressed for Fall too!  These dolls are so well made.  I am really impressed with the quality of My Twinn.  Not only do these dolls look like your daughter, they can even dress alike.  My Twinn is 23 in. tall.  Of course there are various accessories for your child to get to play with her new doll.  My Twinn also has baby dolls available.  What little girl would not want a My Twinn Doll? Isn't she pretty! When you custom order a doll, you will be asked to choose a skin color.  Send a picture of your child's face and describe any freckles or unique markings.  You also choose hair length