How Rodents can Destroy your Home’s Insulation

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It may still be quite warm outside here in Middle Tennessee, but the cooler fall air will be here before we know it. And, when it does, those pesky rodents will find their way inside looking for food and shelter to escape winter’s harsh temperatures. Rodents prefer to stay hidden, especially inside walls, between floors, and in attics, and crawlspaces. In these areas of your home, you have insulation to help maintain a comfortable temperature inside. But, rodents are notorious for destroying insulation. Pest control technicians in Murfreesboro at Ameri Care Services want to explain how these pests can wreak havoc on your home’s insulation, and what you can do about it.

Why rodents like insulation

Rodents like mice, rats, squirrels, and even possums and raccoons like insulation because it keeps them warm, and is easy to make a nest. This is all good and well for the rodents, but not so much for home or business owners. You might not worry too much about pests that are not actually getting inside your home, but rather staying in the attic or the walls or other places you rarely access. However, pests in your insulation could escalate to a dangerous scenario rather quickly.

It could cause a house fire

When rodents flock to these hidden areas for protection, creating holes and nests is going to attract even more pests. This could quickly escalate to an even bigger pest problem. And, at some point, these pests will find their way into your living area looking for food and water. Plus, wiring is usually intertwined behind the walls, and along the attic, and crawlspace, and rodents don’t know the difference between chewing on wires or something else. This could pose a serious threat to the structure, and anyone that is inside if rodents chew on the wire insulation and cause a fire.

It isn’t healthy for you

Not only does all the chewing and nesting tear up your insulation, but so does rodent feces. Rodent droppings and urine eventually will cause a powerful stink that will find its way into your home. This could be potentially dangerous for anyone who already has breathing problems, such as asthma or COPD. Your home constantly breathes as it pulls and pushes air through the walls. Rodent feces and urine smell would easily enter your home, and it would not be pleasant.

Get rodents out of attic in Nashville home

Ignore this type of problem long enough, and you could wind up having to pay someone to remove and replace your insulation. This could end up being a fairly high cost. Plus, think of the cost of medical care or medications to treat any exacerbated health conditions as a result of exposure to rodents or their feces.

When it comes to dealing with pests, prevention is best. It’s also ideal not to let a seemingly small problem escalate into something much bigger where it ends up costing you more money in the long run. Our services help prevent rodents from entering your home. If you already are dealing with this problem, and you need to get mice out of your attic in Nashville, contact Ameri Care Services by calling (615) 893-7111. We provide pest control services and removal of pests in Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Mt. Juliet, TN.