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Attic Finishing West Des Moines IA

Looking for Attic Finishing in West Des Moines? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around West Des Moines that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Attic Finishing in West Des Moines.

Craig Mikesell
Redi-Pro Inspections
515-564-9325
2643 Beaver Ave. #322
Des Moines, IA
 
Josh Sytsma
Sparrow PC
515-967-6853
711 1st St E
Altoona, IA
 
Mccabe Contracting Inc
(515) 255-8664
4458 Ashley Park Dr
West Des Moines, IA
 
Precision Countertops & Flooring
(515) 727-4020
1129 8th St
West Des Moines, IA
 
Am Pm Plumbing
(515) 327-0073
701 Railroad Ave
West Des Moines, IA
 
Randy Smith
Green Earth Recovery & Cleanup, Inc.
515-727-8720
PO Box 1067
Johnston, IA
 
Gregson Construction
(515) 252-0044
4545 Meadow Valley Dr
West Des Moines, IA
 
Md Eggers Construction Inc
(515) 221-2727
609 1/2 S 19th St
West Des Moines, IA
 
Davis Custom Remodeling
(515) 249-2392
228 52nd St
West Des Moines, IA
 
Diversified Construction
(515) 279-1855
201 4th St
West Des Moines, IA
 

How to Keep Critters Out of Your Attic

Written by Matthew C. Keegan  //  2011/11/17  //  Attic  //  No comments

As fall gives way to winter, you’ll notice that squirrels are making a stepped up effort to gather nuts in advance of the cold weather. Acorns are a favorite of these and other rodents, but if you’re not careful they won’t be simply burying them in your yard and coming back later. Some animals, squirrels included, look for a secure and warm place to hide out for the winter. That place might be your attic and the evidence of rodent intrusion may be as simple as hearing the scampering of little feet across your roof throughout the day.

If you suspect that critters have taken up residence in your attic, there are certain things that you can do to remove them before they chew up insulation or, worse, bite into wires and cause a house fire:

1. Trim trees near the house – Unless you spot squirrels scampering up a drain pipe to your roof, the source providing access to your roof is probably one or more trees. If a tree is next to your home, you may want to cut it down. If branches hang over the roof, then have these removed.

2. Cover and remove trash – The smell of rotting food attracts squirrels, possum and raccoons, a problem you can eliminate by securing containers with a lock. Better yet: move your trash far away from your home – place garbage cans next to the shed can still provide them with cover.

3. Consider your bird feeders – Squirrels are attracted to bird feeders and although you like supplying what your feathered friends need, you could be creating a source of attraction for rodents. Either get rid of the feeders or switch to safflower seed, a food source that squirrels find bitter to the taste.

4. Look for points of entry – It may not be enough to trim trees and remove trash. If a rodent wants to get into your home, it’ll find a way. That way may be apparent if there is a hole in your roof or soffit, someth...

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