Attics and garages are most prone to wildlife and rodent infestations during the cold winter months in New Jersey.

Just as we are hunkering down for the winter in New Jersey, so are many animals. It is not all that uncommon for pests such as squirrels, raccoons and rodents to find their way into your attic or garage. It’s without doubt that just as we seek a warm, cozy home during the cold months of the year, so do wildlife animals; hence the increase in wildlife problems in winter. Can you really blame them? But just because we are after the same things do not mean that we need to open our attic or garage to pests this winter.

At ChemTec Pest Control we get a lot of complaints from homeowners in Bergen and Passaic Counties who are experiencing infestations of rodents, squirrels and raccoons in the attic or garage. Why is it that these pests prefer these areas? Well for one, they are secluded from most human activity and two, often times we don’t have these areas properly sealed. A simple crack or hole in the vents, pipes or chimney is enough for many wildlife pests to squeeze their way through.

Once inside, animals can do a lot of damage to your home. Rodents including mice and rats, as well as squirrels have a constant need to chew on things. This means that your woodwork and the entire structure of your home, insulation and other building materials, and personal belongings are all at risk of serious damage. Most animals will also try to make a nest, which only opens the doors for more damage to your home and belongings. But perhaps the worst wildlife threats are the ones to your health and safety.

The pests mentioned above can spread diseases as well as bacteria from their urine and droppings. And just think, the longer they live in your attic or garage space, the more contaminated it will become. The filth left behind from wildlife infestations in New Jersey can lead to illness for you and your family. And let’s not forget that when electrical wires become the chewing source for rodents, there is a major risk of fire.

To prevent pest problems in your attic and garage this winter, please contact ChemTec Pest Control. Our NJ pest control and wildlife removal experts are ready to get rid of pests and to keep them from coming back. We offer animal control services including raccoon control, rodent control, and squirrel control for those living in Bergen County and Passaic County in New Jersey. Just give us a shout today if you hear noises in the attic or have spotted a problem!