Wildlife in Attics and Crawl Spaces: Detecting and Removing Nests

Wild animals are attracted to residential attics and crawl spaces because they provide a safe, warm space for the critters to nest and raise their young. Such areas are easy targets for wildlife infestations because they are often neglected, cluttered, and rarely visited by homeowners. Once inside, nuisance wildlife can cause significant damage to your attic in a short amount of time, including structural damage, insulation contamination, and electrical hazards that put you and your loved ones’ safety at risk.

Here is how you can detect a growing wildlife problem in your attic and some wildlife removal advice on how to get rid of them.

Signs of Wildlife in Attics and Crawl Spaces

Fortunately, it’s easy to tell if you’ve got wildlife in your attic or crawl space. Some common ways to identify the presence of wild animals on your property include:

  • Property damage:

    If wildlife are nesting on your property, a visual inspection will reveal gnawed materials, scratch marks, tracks, moved or damaged insulation, and droppings.

  • Know their behavior:

    Many invasive wildlife species are nocturnal, meaning they will be most active on your property at night. Listen for squeaks or scratches after the sun goes down.

  • Catch them in the act:

    Motion-activated cameras will be able to help you spot signs of nuisance wildlife and pinpoint exactly how and where they’re entering and exiting your property.

Once you’ve identified a critter infestation in your home, it’s time to act. While DIY wildlife removal methods may sound cheap and efficient, they are seldomly effective and can often cause more problems than they resolve. Your best bet for safe and effective wildlife removal is calling a licensed and trained professional. Fortunately, the experienced experts at Critter Control® of Boston are here to help.

Professional Wildlife Removal Services in Greater Boston

At Critter Control® of Boston, our team of wildlife removal professionals use non-toxic, chemical-free, and eco-friendly methods to humanely remove wildlife and keep them from returning. After inspecting your property and completely removing the unwelcome wildlife, we will provide restoration services that decontaminate your property and exclusion services that fortify your attic to ensure your wildlife problem is gone for good.

To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our humane and efficient wildlife removal services, call Critter Control® of Boston today at 617-975-0440.


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