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Protect Your Home From Roof Pests

Protecting your home from roof pests is vitally important. These pests can cause serious damage, so this is something you will want to avoid. Repairing damage to your roof is unbelievably expensive. And having to do repairs is especially irritating when the damage is caused by easily preventable pests.

What creatures can be classed as roof pests?

There are several types of roof pests that you should watch out for. These include the following:

Pigeons

Your roof is also the perfect living area for pigeons. It provides ledges and places where they can perch and build nests. The main problem with pigeons are their feathers and droppings. The feathers can block drains, gutters and chimneys. Their droppings are also highly acidic and this will cause corrosion and damage to buildings over time. In addition, pigeon droppings pose a health risk and safety hazard.

Squirrels

Squirrels can access your roof from nearby trees. They are similar to rats in that they will use your roof as a place to nest.

squirrel roof pests

They also have strong teeth, and will chew holes in virtually anything. These pests will also urinate and defecate everywhere, causing untold amounts of damage.

Rats

Rodents love building their nests in attics. Your loft provides rats with a place to live undisturbed. Living in the loft or attic also gives them direct access to your home. The problem is that rats can cause huge amounts of damage. This happens because they constantly gnaw on everything. This can include things like water pipes, furniture and wires – which can lead to potentially fatal electrical fires. Be sure to look out for signs of rats in your loft or attic and seek help if necessary.

Wasps

Wasps are notorious for building their nests under the eaves of roofs. They also favour nesting in loft spaces. When this happens, your attic becomes part of the wasps‘ territory, and they are likely to sting anyone who enters. This can be extremely dangerous.

wasp nest in loft

If you have observed these roof pests in or near your home, then it’s important to do something now. The longer you ignore the problem, the worse it can get.

Foxes

Foxes are agile creatures, and are easily able to get onto your roof. And while foxes may not seem like roof pests – they can be. Once on top, these pests can destroy your roof as they clamber across it. If local foxes have made a habit of climbing onto the roof, then you need to do something about it quickly. Start by looking at ways to deter foxes from your garden altogether.

Call Diamond for help and advice any time of day. Remember, these pests can do a lot of damage. This can end up costing hundreds or even thousands of pounds to remedy. It’s far cheaper to call in an exterminator and nip this problem in the bud.

Sally

Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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