There are many different animals that run on roofs at night. Usually, it's squirrels trying to find a place to stash their food. They can also be running around to find a new place to live.
Usually, it is roof rats or mice but squirrels are common animals that run on roofs. One thing that could have attracted the squirrel to your roof is a bird feeder. Squirrels love birdseed, so they can easily be drawn to a bird feeder.
Other common animals that run on roofs are raccoons and rats.
You'll want to figure out what animal is running on your roof at night. In order to do this, it's best to observe the animal for a few nights and set up a game camera if you have one. After a few days of observation, you'll be able to tell what animal is running on your roof.
If you can't identify the animal, contact a professional. A professional animal removal service has the experience and training to identify the animal that's running on your roof.
"Many cases its either a racoon or a roof rat that is running on roof at night. Both animals are noturnal and like high places. I recommend getting rid of these pests becasue I have seen a racoon enter a attic from a roof vent and do some serious damage. Pay for the pest control before you need to also pay for roof repairs!"Jordan Woolf | Owner of a Roofing Company in Huntsville, Alabama.
The first step in getting rid of animals is to identify what animal is running on your roof. Once you've identified the animal, you'll know what type of bait to use.
For example, if you've identified the animal as a raccoon, you'll want to use raccoon bait and set up a live trap. Once you have successfully trapped the animal then relocate them outside of city limits!
A professional animal removal company can help you with the removal of the animal and is the best way to get rid of animals on your roof. They'll trap the animal and remove it from your property. A professional can also identify the animal for you.
It can be costly to get rid of animals that run on your roof. The cost of getting rid of animals on your roof is based on how many animals are on your property.
For example, if you have raccoons running around your roof at night, a professional animal removal service will charge you per raccoon. You'll have to pay for the service to set traps and remove the raccoons.
Most wildlife control companies will have a minimum flat fee between $150 and $250 and then charge an additional hourly fee after the first hour of service and which ranges from $25/hour to $250/hour.
The cost of getting rid of animals on your roof depends on what type of animal you have and how many animals are on your property, and what the company's pricing model is.