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Types Of Pests That Could Be Living In Your Attic

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by Knockout Pest

When was the last time you went into your attic? If you cannot recall, unwanted pests may have already made your attic their new home. Continue reading to uncover which types of pests could be living in your attic.


Attics are typically filled with insulation. Unfortunately, this makes your attic a very cozy place for rats to settle down. Rats make their presence known because they do not try to conceal their droppings. Your best defense against these rodents includes sealing up any holes, gaps, and cracks in and around your attic.


A bird can easily swoop into your attic and use it as their new nest. You will know if birds are living in your attic from their feathers and chirping noises. To prevent more birds from joining this flock, be sure to seal up any openings. 


It is no secret that termites love chomping on wood. Since attics are usually full of wood, it makes perfect sense why termites would want to stick around. If you notice their sawdust-like droppings all around your attic, you may have a termite infestation on your hands.

Have you noticed a pest infestation of any kind in your attic? If so, turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control for assistance. We can knockout pests and keep them down for the count!

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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