Animals climbing under your roof can be a big problem. They can make a nice roost in your attic, leading to several issues. One of the problems is that it can actually cause structural damage. One reason for this is that the waste products of the animal damage the insulation, any drywall, and structural members of your home. Animals like squirrels will also chew on your wiring, which can cause short circuits at best and electrical fires at worst. If you think you have some critters living in your attic, you need to call an exterminator so that they can remove them. The exterminator can do several things to get rid of the animals.
Track Access Point
One thing that the exterminator can do for you is to track the access point of the animals. They are getting into your house some way, and the exterminator can find that way for you and close it all. Animals don't need to have a lot of space in order to get into your house. Generally, if the animal can get their head into a hole, it can get the rest of its body into the hole. This is true even for animals like raccoons, which are relatively large. So the access point into your home may not be as obvious as it could be because the animal doesn't need to have a large space. When the exterminator finds the access point, they can seal it off, which will keep animals from entering your attic.
Identify the Animal
The exterminator will also be able to identify the animal for you, which can make it easier to actually have the animal removed. Different animals have different requirements when it comes to removal. For example, with bats, you will need to have the removal done at night since that's when they are active. You will also need to make sure that the holes are sealed up in a different way since bats access your roof using different routes than something like a squirrel would.
When you think you have something living in your attic, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible, so that it won't cause damage to your home. The best way to do that is to call an exterminator. An animal removal exterminator will be able to figure out what animal you have, how they're getting into your house, and a number of other things. They can also help you figure out how to keep the animals from coming back.