Spring is one of the most popular seasons of the year. Along with longer days and warmer temperatures, spring represents rebirth as new flowers bloom and adorable baby animals are born.
Unfortunately, some of spring’s newest arrivals may be trying to take up residence in your attic. While most homeowners know the signs that animals may be in their chimney, far fewer know how to identify when their attics have been infiltrated.
Many small mammals such as squirrels, raccoons, and roof rats find attics to be the ideal spaces to create nests and nurture their young. Because of this, it is extremely important to find and remove the animals as soon as possible to minimize damage to your home.
Attic animal entry
There are a number of ways that small mammals find their way into attics. Often, they find vulnerable spots in the roof before clawing or chewing a hole large enough for them to enter. Likewise, unscreened vents, windows, and gables all make excellent points for animal entry.
For many small mammals, an attic is an ideal place to nest and give birth. In addition to being protected from the elements and predators, attics are quiet, dark, and offer a relatively stable temperature. Unfortunately, these animals also enjoy the “food sources” that attics provide by chewing through electrical wires and insulation.
Animals in the attic can unknowingly – and quickly – create thousands of dollars in damages. In addition to chewing electrical wires – which can lead to house fire – and other building materials, these animals may also bring fleas or other diseases into your home.
The Coopertown Services difference
There are a number of branded “Johnny come lately” businesses that seem to pop up each spring offering animal removal services. However, they lack one key thing: experience. Since 1978, Coopertown Services has been working in Shelby County to not only humanely remove animals, but also keep them from coming back.
Setting a trap in the attic or yard might catch the existing animals, but it doesn’t guarantee they won’t come back next year – if not next month. At Coopertown Services, we take the time to thoroughly inspect your entire home to find where the animals are getting in. In fact, we spend an average of 40 hours sealing your home against future animal invaders. We are so confident in our abilities to find and remove animals that we offer a one year guarantee on any areas we’ve sealed.
While it is important to remove the animals from your home as quickly as possible, we pride ourselves on safely and humanely removing animals. In our more than 30 years of experience, we have developed techniques that allow us to safely get animals out without hurting them or causing further damage to your home. Likewise, as many animals found in attics during the spring are in nests, we do whatever we can to keep the mothers and babies together.
If you have animals in your attic, go with the company that has the experience to back up their claims. At Coopertown Services, we have had thousands of satisfied customers over the years; contact us today to not just get the animals out, but to keep them from coming back.