Michigan in the summertime is alive with an abundance of vibrant wildlife. While there’s nothing quite like watching the squirrels and birds play through your kitchen window, it’s a different matter entirely when they get into your roof and attic.

At J&J Roofing in Roseville, we regularly help Michigan homeowners repair their roofs after kicking out their unwanted animal tenants. Check out these signs that you’ve got animal invaders and then give us a call to schedule your residential roofing repair today.

Types of Animal Invaders

Whether you live in the city, country, or suburbs, there are all kinds of animals that could move into your home. Birds, mammals, and insects are commonly found in attics throughout Michigan. These animals can be nocturnal, diurnal, or both, which means depending on your work hours and sleep schedule, you may not even realize they’ve moved in.

These are some of the more common animal pests that tend to invade Michigan roofs and attics:

  • Squirrels
  • Raccoons
  • Birds
  • Rats
  • Bats
  • Mice
  • Bees
  • Wasps

Signs of Uninvited Guests

Spring and fall are popular times of year for critters to take up residence in your roof and attic. In the fall, they’re looking for a place to hunker down where it’s warm and cozy. In the spring, they want to find a place to raise their young. But whether they’re napping or moving their families in, the damage to your roof and attic can be disastrous.

You may know you’ve got animals in your attic right away by the sound of their feet overhead. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to tell that you’ve got unwanted guests until they’ve really made a mess of your home.

Any of these signs may indicate your home has become an Airbnb for critters:

  • Visible nests in your gutters or attic
  • Animal droppings
  • Loose fascia
  • Dirt marks or chewing on gables
  • Gaps in the eaves
  • Soffit damage
  • High-pitched chirping sounds (indicating bats)
  • Gnawed materials and damaged insulation in the attic
  • Uncapped chimney
  • Damaged air ducts
  • Gnawing or scratching sounds at night
  • Mouse or rat seen/caught inside home

What to Do About Roof and Attic Damage

Once you’ve identified a critter infestation, you’ll need to contact a pest control or wildlife removal organization depending on the type of problem. After the animals have been removed from your property, have your roof and attic repaired immediately to avoid moisture damage or mold and mildew growth inside your home. If you have identified animal damage to your roof or attic, call J&J Roofing to schedule an online consultation at 586-445-6455 or contact us online.