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Noises in the Roof

Noises in the roof are worrying and can be an indication that rats or birds may be living in your roof.

The roof in your home are ideal environments for rat infestation and rats have known to damage stored items by gnawing and possibly cause fire hazards by chewing electric cabling.

Noises should be investigated quickly as rats and birds’ nests and droppings can become ideal breeding sites for insects, which may then carry nasty bugs and diseases into your home.

Inspect your roof and look for visible signs of habitation, commonly their droppings.

Rats in the Roof

It is extremely serious if rats get into your home, even if not in a living area. Any rat problem inside the home must be treated urgently.

  • Rats are known to be carrier of diseases like Leptospirosis and Salmonellosis
  • They can also contaminate food left out in the kitchen or dining table
  • They are also known to cause fire by chewing through wiring

Birds in the Roof

Pigeons or other birds in the roof create mess, health risks and annoying noise.

Birds should be removed and the entry points need to be blocked, using a solid barrier. It is possible to proof the exterior of your property from pigeons and other birds using spikes, wire systems or netting.

  • Birds can cause property damage by blocking guttering system with their nests and leaving droppings that corrode building material.
  • Slippery bird droppings may cause slip and fall accidents.
  • Some bird species can become aggressive and are known to attack humans especially during their breeding season when they are defending their young.

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