How to Rat Proof The Roof Of Your House in Vancouver

One of the crucial places overlooked by many homeowners is the roof of your house or the attic. If only they knew how important it is and the consequences of ignoring it.

Attics are rats’ favorite places as they provide warmth and safety, so rats like to settle there and grow. If you are the person who doesn’t usually check the attics, then you wouldn’t be able to figure out the uninvited guests early on.

Rats are not clean creatures. They roam around some of the dirtiest places, like the sewers. Therefore, they carry different diseases with them. That’s why it’s imperative to get rid of them as soon as possible.

In this article, you’ll learn about all the details regarding rat-proofing the attic of your house.

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Why should you rodent-proof the attic?

The rodent infestation can spread pretty quickly, and it may start from the attic. It can pose some serious threats to your health and the health of your family as it carries different germs with them. Mostly, the infestation is the worst during the winter season because the rats look for shelter from the freezing weather outside. Rat control is common in most Vancouver houses, and the best solution is to call the pest control company to eliminate these pests. Following are the reasons why it is essential to get your roof rodent proof.

  • Damage: Rodents are those kinds of creatures that can secretly do a lot of damage to your house. You would hate the clutter and smell from their feces and urine.
  • Fire: As rodents are famous for their chewing ability, they will chew on most of the electrical wires, which could eventually cause short circuits and fire in the house.
  • Disease: Some of the common diseases that the rats carry include hantavirus, leptospirosis, and plague. They can be transmitted to humans, and once contracted, they may be fatal. 

Home remedies to get rid of roof rats

When you use poison to kill these pests, you might be putting your health and your family’s health at risk. Not only that, but the pets in your house could also come into contact with the poison and have adverse effects on their health too. You should always figure out the natural ways to get rid of them. Some of the best repellents are:

1-Mothballs

2-Peppermint oil

3-Ammonia

4-Sprinkle pepper flakes

Conclusion

Rodents can cause multiple problems when they have found your house for their shelter, especially when they get into the attic. Rats love the attics. That’s why you have to make sure that you thoroughly check and clean the attics regularly. Rats are not clean mammals, and they spread many diseases, so make sure that you contact the pest control company when you observe rats in your house before the infestation problem gets big.

Also Read: The Best Odours That Control Rats In Vancouver

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Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

Holding a Masters Degree in Agriculture, Waheed fulfilled his vision of helping people with their pest control problems in the Greater Vancouver area. Due to his passion for people, he ensures the best customer service available in the industry. For over 20 years, Waheed continues to help rid homes and business of pests.

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