Protect Your Attic From Wildlife
Did you know that attics are one of the most frequent locations wild animals create nests and raise young in your home? This makes your home's insulation a perfect place to store up various wildlife droppings, fur, and worse. The wildlife technicians at Critter Control of SW Missouri have the professional experience to properly replace your soiled insulation with new insulation and clean the surrounding areas so that your attic looks like new. Critter Control of SW Missouri will insulate your attic the right way which will end up saving you money on the energy bills and ultimately pay for itself.
T.A.P. Pest Control Insulation Installation
T.A.P. is a new type of insulation made from recycled paper that has a borate-based pest control in the insulation. T.A.P. is not only one of the best home insulators available, it also controls attic pests like ants, cockroaches, and termites.
We will start your new green insulation installation with an inspection of your attic. This will allow us to determine the current state of your insulation, look at any heat sources or ventilation we need to plan for, and answer any questions about the process. When it's installation day, we will bring a hose into your home up into your attic and blow the insulation in. We have attic measuring sticks that show us how much insulation we need to achieve the best r-value. When the insulation is in, we will tidy the area. If there is any leftover dust, it's easily wiped with a wet cloth. You will receive a card with your attic's new r-value and all the information you need to apply for energy-saving rebates.
What Types of Animals Get Into Your Insulation?
The most common animals that get into your insulation are raccoons, mice, rats, bats, birds, and squirrels. Having animals in your insulation can create a health hazard for you and your family. If you suspect you have animals in your insulation, it’s important to call Critter Control of SW Missouri.
What do Raccoons Sound Like in your Attic?
Raccoons are nocturnal animals, meaning they are out and about during the nighttime hours. If you hear scratching and scurrying at night, it’s most likely raccoons. Raccoon sounds can range from light bumps in the night to heavy footsteps and loud destruction. Raccoons will rip up your insulation and soil it with their urine and feces.
Signs you have Mice in your Attic:
You may know you have mice in your attic if you hear scratching and scurrying in the nighttime. Like raccoons, mice are also nocturnal. Mice like to make their nests in the warm areas of your attic, such as along the hatches and access panels. They also like to get into your insulation and chew it and rip it. They will also crawl through the insulation, soiling it with their feces.
Signs you have Rats in your Attic:
Rats in your attic sound similar to mice in your attic. Like mice, they like to crawl into your cozy insulation and leave their urine and feces in it. Rats are also nocturnal, meaning they are most active at night and during dawn and dusk.
What do Bats in the Attic sound like?
Bats in the attic can be very dangerous to humans. Bat feces, or guano, in your attic is toxic and can even rot metal and wood. If it’s in your insulation, you will need a professional to help you remove it effectively and safely. You know you may have bats in your attic if you hear their wings flapping, squeaking, or clicking noises. Bats will roost all year and can be found in your attic or other crawl spaces hiberanting in the winter or roosting in the summer and spring months. The best method for bat removal is exclusion, which is a process where you leave an opening for them to fly out, but one they are not able to re-enter. If this process is done properly it typically takes 2-4 for all bats to be excluded.
Signs you have Birds in your Attic:
If you hear chirping in your attic, you can be sure there are birds living up there. Fluttering and banging around is common, as well as constant chirping if you have baby birds in your attic. Birds are not as aware of their surrounding as bats are and will bump into your walls and make a lot of noise.
What do Squirrels in the Attic Sound Like?
Squirrels sleep at night and are active during the day. You may know you have squirrels in your attic if you hear them running around during the day as they’re most likely gathering nuts to store. You may also hear what sounds like rocks rolling around in your attic—that is probably the nuts they’re storing up there.
How much Does Attic Restoration Cost?
If you have wildlife invading your insulation, it’s important to have it properly removed and replaced. The experts at Critter Control SW Missouri will safely remove the insulation to keep your family safe, then replace it with fresh insulation to keep your home energy efficient.
If you’re wondering about attic restoration cleanup cost, we can help by evaluating the area and offering you a quote. Each home needs different types of insulation, has a different amount of square footage, and other variables, but insulation installation is usually an easy process! If you simply need to cap your current insulation, we can do that as well. We can also typically work with most insurance agencies for attic restorations.
For any questions regarding attic restoration in Critter Control of SW Missouri, contact us today!