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What to do when you find pest in your attic ?

If you find pests in your attic, there are several steps you can take to address the problem:

  1. Identify the type of pest: Different pests require different methods of removal and extermination. Common attic pests include rodents, raccoons, squirrels, bats, and birds.

  2. Seal off entry points: Once you have identified the pests, locate and seal off any entry points to prevent them from returning. Use caulk, steel wool, or other materials to seal cracks and holes in the walls, foundation, and roof.

  3. Remove any debris or nesting materials: Clean out the attic of any debris or nesting materials that may be attracting the pests. This will also make it less hospitable for the pests to return.

  4. Consider professional extermination: If the infestation is severe or you're unable to get rid of the pests on your own, consider hiring a professional exterminator. They will have the expertise and equipment needed to effectively eliminate the pests and prevent future infestations.

  5. Clean and sanitize the attic: After removing the pests, it's important to clean and sanitize the attic to remove any odors or droppings left behind. This will also help prevent the spread of diseases.

  6. Monitor the area: It's important to continue monitoring the area to ensure that the pests do not return.

It's important to note that some pests, such as bats and birds, are protected by law and should be handled by professionals with proper training and permits.

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