Pests that Can Wreck Your Roof
Do you often hear unusual movements in your home’s roof? Are you woken up by the sounds of rats rustling and scurrying in your roof? If so, then it is time to reach out to Legacy Pest Control in Utah before these pests wreak havoc on your investment. Also, if not dealt with promptly, pest infestation could lead to severe damages on your roof that could cost more to correct or replace. Besides, most pests pose serious health issues.
Pest infestation in Utah is most common during the winter as they seek out a warmer place as they search for food. An infested roof may result in damage to timber, the wiring, the plumbing pipes, and so on.
How Do I Tell My Roof is Infested?
It is not always that pests will make scratching and rustling sounds. Other signs of infestation include:
- Signs of animal urine and droppings
- Gnawed wood and electric cables
- Presence of hives or nests
Ways Pests Can Damage Your Roof
Let’s have a look at how some common pests can damage your roof.
Bird droppings will rot your roof
Utah is home to quite a number of birds; doves and pigeons, hummingbirds, finches, woodpeckers, among others. A bird’s diet mainly contains highly acidic items, which makes the droppings equally acidic, not to mention the bad odor it emits. This acid eventually eat away at your shingles. Ultimately, roof leaks and disintegration will take place if you fail to schedule regular cleanings and inspections.
Rats and mice chew away at your electrical cables
Not only do these rodents create holes through your roof, but they also gnaw on electrical cables’ insulation predisposing you to house fires in the worst case scenario. If this does not happen, they might cause faults in your electrical system. Rats and mice also pose a serious health hazard. Regular inspections will help identify holes that would make rats easily access your roof.
Termites eat away on the timber
No insect can cause as much structural damage to your roof’s timber as the termite. If unattended to, a termite infested roof will ultimately require being replaced altogether as rafters, trusses, the decking will end up getting completely damaged.
Bees, hornets, and wasps damage your shingles
It is no surprise that bees have sometimes formed their hive in a roof. They can even hollow out some sections of your roofs in a quest to build the hive. This weakens the shingles.
Wasps and hornets tend to build their nests in the shingles. They also attract other insects such as termites and ants which leads to extensive damage to your roof.
Save Your Utah Roof by Hiring Legacy Pest Control to Get Rid of Pests for Good
If you are dealing with pests on your roof, contact Legacy Pest Control today for a free quote. Our professional exterminators have been in the business of getting rid of all kinds of pests for over 20 years throughout Utah. This guarantees that you’ll get nothing less than an expert’s advice on how to prevent pesky pests in the future. We are a family owned company and are proud that our treatments are pet and child safe! Stop further damage to your home today by contacting Legacy Pest Control at 801-779-3131.
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