Noises in the attic are worrying and can be an indication that rodents or other wildlife may be living in your roof.
Attics (lofts or ceiling cavities) are ideal environments for possums, rats and mice, who damage stored items and electric cabling by gnawing and possibly causing fires. They are also ideal environments for nesting birds that can spread disease, mites and fleas.
Noises should be investigated quickly - nests and droppings become ideal breeding sites for insects, which may then carry nasty bugs and diseases into your home.
Inspect your attic and look for visible signs of habitation, commonly their droppings.
Sounds - Scratching and Gnawing.
Dropping - Thin, spindle - shaped (pointed ends),
about ½ cm long.
Wasps & Flies - Sounds - Buzzing - Signs - visible sighting of insect or messes of insect bodies in window fixtures or floor cavities
Other Insects - Some insects will be attracted to your loft if you have food, wood or textiles stored in it.
Get professional targeted treatments to quickly remove mice.
Like problems with mice, a rat problem should be treated quickly to reduce the risk of fire and spread of disease in your home.
Proofing your ceiling space is an effective way of preventing entry, but the infestation must be treated first.
Professional rat control is the most effective and quickest way to get rid of rats.
Pigeons, Indian Mynas or other birds in the attic create mess, health risks and annoying noise.
Birds should be removed and the entry points need to be blocked, using chicken wire or a solid barrier. It is possible to proof the exterior of your building from pigeons and other birds using spikes, wire systems or netting.
To remove birds, it may be possible to scare them away, but long term bird removal is likely to require professional trapping.
Rentokil are experts in all forms of bird control, so if you would like further advice or would like to arrange a visit from a Rentokil expert, call us on (02) 8333 5888 or 1800 10 397 3787 (Toll Free).
Pigeons and seagulls are normally the worst culprits, especially in towns and cities.
Wasps in the attic create mess, they are difficult to get rid of without professional help and can be incredibly dangerous.
Wasps are a common infestation for spring and summer seasons. An attic can provide an excellent place for a nest or even multiple nests. To get rid of wasps you do 'not' need to remove the nest, but you do need to treat it and the nesting wasps.
Rentokil are experts in all forms of wasps removal, so if you would like further advice or would like to arrange a visit from a Rentokil technician, call Rentokil today on (02) 8333 5888 or 1800 10 397 3787 (Toll Free) for safe and effective treatment for wasps.
Wasps nests can be dangerous to handle. Rely on professional treatments to keep safe from stings.
Attic Flies are a species more commonly known as cluster flies. However, there are a number of species of flies that can roost in your attic. Flies in your attic can cause a significant degree of damage to your home, especially if you are finding maggots in the attic.
It is possible to get rid of certian infestations just by following a few DIY cleaning tips, as well as using some DIY products. Certain species of flies are very hard to get rid of and can require professional treatment. Establishing the type of fly is key to identifying a treatment method.
If you know you have a problem with flies in your home, there are ways you can get rid of them quickly.
An insect infestation is most likely to be caused by attraction to food, textiles or wood stored in your loft, or they may be living off the droppings of other pests in the loft such as rats, mice or possums.
Deep cleaning and the use of amateur insecticides will help to keep insects under control, but you may require professional treatment to completely eradicate the infestation by stopping the life-cycle.
Rentokil has extensive experience in eliminating insect infestations, so you can be sure we have the right solution for you.
Find out more on how to deal with particular insects you may find in your loft:
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