Denver Pest Control Pros Warn About Pests In The Attic

It’s almost time to head up into the attic in search of all your holiday decorations. Before you go though, we just want to issue a friendly reminder that you may be surprised at what’s lurking up in the attic. That’s right, since there isn’t much going on in the attic in the way of foot traffic, it makes it the ideal hiding place for spiders, rodents, and other pests.

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The trouble with attic pests

If the calendar wasn’t sufficient evidence that we’ve moved into November, the cooling days certainly remind us that we’re officially into fall season and heading towards Thanksgiving rather quickly. And it’s during this time that bugs and rodents may be more likely to move into attics as they search for shelter from the elements. Unfortunately, pests in the attic are more than a nuisance, they can cause several problems including, but not limited to:

  • Damage to your belongings
  • Structural damage
  • Create fire hazards by chewing on electrical wires
  • Ruined insulation from urine, feces, and pests nesting
  • Spread of harmful bacteria and diseases

You might be thinking that we’re exaggerating the problem and that it’s hard to believe tiny insects and small rodents are capable of creating so many problems, but the truth is, it’s never a good idea to allow any type of pest to remain in your attic or anywhere else in your home, for that matter.

Signs you have pests in your attic

As homeowners make the yearly trek into their attics to gather up Christmas decorations and other holiday décor, they should be on the lookout for signs of pest activity including the following:

  • Droppings
  • Rodent nests or nesting materials
  • Chew marks on cardboard boxes
  • Attic insulation damaged or contaminated by feces and urine

In addition to the signs noted above, listen for scratching, squeaking, and scurrying noises in the ceiling or walls at night and look for missing shingles, holes, and other gaps, cracks, or openings from the foundation to the top of the house that might make it easy for insects and mice to slip inside. 

Contact EnviroPest if you discover mice & other pests in your attic!

So, while you may get more than you bargained for by heading up to the attic to find decorations, the good news is that the pest control professionals at EnviroPest are here to help get rid of pests in the attic! If you have uncovered evidence of pests or have found the critters themselves in your attic or throughout the home, be sure to EnviroPest. Our locally operated pest control team has been providing home pest control services in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Northern Colorado since 1965 and we’re confident we can help you eliminate pests in the attic or elsewhere in your home.

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  • Year-Round Pest Protection
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How to prevent pests from taking over your attic this month and all year round

The best way to keep bugs and rodents out of your attic is to make sure they cannot access it and eliminate the conditions that attract them to your home and property. Try these simple pest prevention tips:

  • Seal all potential entry points
  • Cover vents and chimneys
  • Repair holes and replace shingles
  • Eliminate moisture problems
  • Repair leaking pipes and other plumbing issues
  • Don’t leave trash exposed, especially overnight
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