Sure, the animal has been removed from your home, but what now? The feces and odors and stains associated with the animals staying in your attic can be overwhelming and the damage can be costly. Our attic restoration professionals will assess your individual situation and make necessary repairs.
Often, your home insurance will cover attic restoration. We can help you look into that information.
There are a few steps we recommend you take before capping or replacing your insulation:
- Seal any air leaks from the inside of your home to your attic, such as drop ceilings, the top of interior walls, and duct fans.
- Install flashing around heat-producing equipment in your attic, such as the chimney or light fixtures.
- Check your attic for water seepage before adding insulation back in
Benefits of Attic Restoration in Dayton
Attic restoration not only keeps your family safe after a critter infestation but also increases the energy efficiency of your home.
When you replace your insulation or cap what you already have, your home’s energy efficiency increases. Dayton winters are cold—the proper insulation will keep your heat in longer, reducing your energy bill. We recommend you visit the U.S. Department of Energy’s website to see if your current insulation levels meet the minimum recommendations. Many homes in the Dayton area don't meet the minimum recommendations, which leaves a large opportunity for cost and energy savings. Additional insulation will also help your air conditioning in the summer months!
We can remove your soiled/ineffective insulation and replace it with new, energy-efficient insulation—learn more about our attic restoration process here and call the experts at Critter Control of Dayton today for more information or an estimate. 937.854.5761
Attic/Soffit/Louvre Vent Screen Guards
If you want to make sure wildlife can't get into your home through your roofline, talk to one of our wildlife exclusion experts about installing vent screen guards for your attic, roof vents, gable vents, and repairing soffits.
Animals like mice can make their way into your Dayton home through a hole the size of a dime. Small spaces around your soffit are easy targets for rodents to wiggle into your attic to keep themselves warm during winter.
Attic vents are another common place for rodents and birds to enter your home. Over time, vent guards can weaken, and some animals will chew their way into your house.
An expert at Critter Control of Dayton can evaluate these areas to ensure they are critter-proof! Even if you think your vent screen guards are secure, it's a good idea to evaluate them each season to ensure any dexterous critters haven't pulled the screen away from your home.
Call us today about our prevention installation services! 937.854.5761
Chimney Cap and Screen Installation
Critter Control of Dayton provides a broad range of wildlife prevention products and methods. After our technicians remove the animals from your Dayton chimney, they will repair chimney damage and install exceptional prevention products. This includes installing vent screens, chimney caps/screens, and closing entry holes to discourage future conflicts with other nuisance animals.
Vents in your Dayton home that aren’t sealed off are a door wide open for the wildlife in the area. Raccoons, rodents, birds, bats, and more will gladly take residence in your house if you don’t have the proper screens over your vents.
It can be difficult to know what vents are protected, what screen is right for each space, and how to install them, but the experts at Critter Control of Dayton can help. We will do a full evaluation of your home for any problem areas we see and offer a list of affordable actions we can take.
Not only is a chimney without a cap a gateway for wildlife, but it also allows your home to be exposed to the elements. Rain, snow, sleet, and more can damage your chimney and your home if you don’t have the proper chimney cap. Wildlife like raccoons, bats, and birds will happily take up residence in your chimney, have their babies, and leave behind quite a mess.
Closing Chimney Entry Holes
Over time, the mortar on your chimney can break down. If there are holes in your chimney, then there is room for wildlife to enter. Critter Control of Dayton will evaluate your chimney for any damages and repair those holes to ensure your home is locked up tight from the wildlife in your area.
T.A.P. Pest Control Installation
T.A.P. is revolutionary green insulation made for new and existing homes & buildings created from recycled paper that incorporates a borate-based pest control into the product. Not only does T.A.P. outperform traditional insulation in nearly every category, but it also controls pests such as ants, termites, and cockroaches at the same time!
Before we install T.A.P., we will inspect your attic for the amount of material we need, look at your attic's ventilation, and evaluate your current insulation. Then, our team will blow the insulation into your attic with a hose. While there may be a little dust that settles around the entrance to your attic, the process is pretty tidy. Once we complete the installation, you'll receive a card with your attic's new R-value and all the information you need if you'd like to apply for any energy-saving rebates.
Bees, Wasps, Hornets
Some types of stinging insects you may find around your home:
- Africanized "killer" bees look so much like a regular honeybee that the only way to tell the two apart is by measuring their bodies. Africanized bees have different wing measurements than honeybees.
- Bumblebees are beneficial insects because they pollinate crops and plants.
- Carpenter bees look like typical bumblebees but often lack yellow stripes. They are solitary bees.
- Cicada killers can sting but are not aggressive—though their size usually scares people. Their activity is most visible in the spring after the larvae develop and emerge from the nest. Cicada killers are usually found in gardens feeding on pollen.
- Honey bees are social insects found all over the world and are extremely important and beneficial insects because of their role in pollination. Honey bees are responsible for pollinating more than 100 crops in the U.S. alone. Removing a honey bee hive can be very complicated, especially if it is in a wall.
- Hornets and wasps are feared by most people. These insects are very aggressive and can cause severe reactions in people with bee allergies. Unlike most bees, one wasp can sting several times in an attack. Hornets and wasps live in colonies and are generally brightly colored fairly large insects. They nest in many locations in the ground, in trees and tree holes, and inside or on buildings.
- Mud daubers are solitary wasps making a variety of different types of nests. They use mud to make nests and are predatorial, usually hunting spiders.
- Yellowjackets are generally black and yellow in color and 1 1/2 inches long. Their nests may become very large with hundreds to even thousands of individuals living in holes in the ground, walls, etc.
Contact us today for a home inspection and get rid of stinging insects!
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