Your home makes noises every day. The materials that make up your house expand and contract due to temperature changes, producing a series of unique sounds throughout the years as it ages.
However, they are other external forces contributing to your home’s natural harmony. Some of these include the ticking of a clock or alarm system, the rattling of leaves and branches of nearby trees, or sometimes even scratching or pitta-patta in your roof.
While some of these sounds can be pretty soothing, hearing tiny footsteps and little claws scratching on your roofing materials can be pretty unsettling.
Pests in your roofing system can cause significant damage to your roofing materials. They can cause breakages, mold growth, foul odors, rot, and attract even more pests. If you think that pests may be the cause of the noises in your roof, these are the four most likely culprits.
Birds building nests on your roof can lead to several problems, including breaking off pieces of shingles and other roofing materials and causing bacteria to spread in your home. Their droppings also leave behind an unpleasant odor in your home and can encourage mold growth.
Rodents are the most common roofing system pests. These nasty creatures tend to burrow, feed and breed in your roofing system. Rodents are notorious for carrying dreadful diseases; therefore, their presence in your home can lead to significant health issues for you and your family.
Chances are if you’re able to hear insects in your roof, there’s probably an entire nest of them. Insects nesting in your roof can be quite dangerous, depending on the insect.
Bees, wasps, and spiders are all capable of making their way into the interior of your home and can sting or bite you or a member of your family.
Snakes are ectothermic, which means that they don’t produce enough body heat to keep them warm and thus are pretty much always in search of spaces to keep them warm. Some great warm spaces include your attic.
Even though this is great for snakes, it can be dangerous to your family. Snakes are likely to bring their food into your house – which may consist of dead rats and mice, leading to the spread of diseases. If there are snakes in your roof, it’s important to call animal control as soon as possible.
To protect the health and longevity of your roofing system, it’s best to call animal control and rid your home and roof of these nasty pests.
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