All homes have their own unique sounds. These sounds are often due to the materials which make up your home expanding and contracting.
However, other external forces contribute to your home’s natural harmony. Some of these include the ticking of a clock or alarm system, the rattling leaves, and branches from nearby trees – sometimes even some scratching sounds in your roof.
All these sounds can be quite soothing, except the scratching and tiny footsteps on your roof. If you hear these sounds coming from inside your house, then it’s possible that pests may be living in and around your roofing system.
These pesky critters can cause significant damage to the materials in your home and roof’s structure by breaking through surfaces and walls; causing mold growth that produces foul odors and attracts even more pests; as well as eating away at any wood or other organic material they can get their teeth on.
Birds often use roofing systems as a place to build their nests. However, they may end up breaking off pieces of your roofing materials to build their nests. Their droppings can also cause a foul odor in your home as well as mold growth
Rodents are the most common roofing system pests. These nasty creatures tend to burrow, feed and breed in your roofing system.
Rodents often carry dreadful diseases, so their presence in your roof is not something that you would want.
If you hear your roof making a buzzing sound, there is probably an entire colony of insects living in it. Immediate action should be taken if the insect is venomous or can harm humans through stings and bites because they might crawl inside to hunt for food.
If you find that bugs are nesting up high on the interior walls of your house or in your attic, take precautionary measures as soon as possible before any more damage occurs.
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 warmth.
Though this might be great for the snakes themselves, it’s not so good for you! Snakes can be dangerous if venomous; they may also bring their ‘food’ into your home with devastating results (dead rats & mice), leading to the spread of diseases and illnesses.
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.
For professional roofing solutions, give CMC Roofing Services a call today!