Strange Noises Coming From The Attic
I received a phone call from a local management company today in reference to a complaint from their tenant hearing noises in the attic of a manufactured home. We scheduled an appointment for an inspection of the property, offering same day service to eliminate the management company possibly losing a seasonal renter.
A Thorough Inspection Is Needed
We arrived at the local Bradenton mobile home community and met with the tenants, who were more than grateful to see us. After listening to their observations we were fairly certain that the issue at hand was rodents nesting in the ceiling. But, to be sure, a complete inspection of the entire mobile home was done. It was noted that the entire underneath of the home was wide open. All of the breather blocks along the foundation had never been sealed against rodents or any animals. There were also several vents and a few areas around the water heater that were wide open, allowing easy access for the rodents straight into the walls leading to the ceiling. After we completed the inspection we explained to the tenant that we would call the management company, discuss our findings and proceed upon approval.
We Are Always Intent On Meeting The Customer Needs
We are always very cautious on what we discuss with the tenants, thus leaving it up to the management company to explain in everything in-depth from their standpoint. Again this lessens the chance of them losing their tenant. Everything was discussed with the management company. It was explained that we would need to exclude the entire perimeter of the trailer, screen around the bottom, seal the miscellaneous open vents and water heater area.
Once the exclusion is complete we would then start the trapping process to remove the rodents trapped inside the sealed perimeter. We do not use any poison as we would not want the resident to end up with a dead animal under the home or in a wall.
Their Vacation Was Back On Track
After everything was explained to the management company the proposal was accepted and the exclusion has been scheduled. I then phoned the tenant to let them know that we would be out to relieve them of further sleepless nights. They were more than ecstatic to say the least!