How to get wild animals out of the attic

Wild Animals Love Attics Various types of wild animals love to invade people’s attics for a number of reasons. People who have a wild animal infestation in their attic usually become aware of the situation only when they start to hear various noises coming from their attic. From this, we can conclude that wild animals are pretty insidious and careful while they dwell in someone’s attic.

The noises that reveal their presence include scratching sounds, scampering sounds, walking sounds, digging sounds, and even crying sounds. Every wild animal produces different noises and at different parts of the day. However, it is relatively easy to conclude what animal is in your attic based on the sound the wild animal makes and when it makes the sounds. Now, let’s analyze the most common animals in the attic!

Squirrels in the Attic
Squirrels are the most common wild animal to invade attics. Squirrels usually get into attics by chewing their way into your home. These animals are especially fond of living in warm and dry attics.

Now, how can you know there’s a squirrel in your attic? Simply because squirrels usually make sounds at day because they are diurnal animals and they will only make sounds at day and never at night. Squirrels are most active before the sunset. In order to get rid of squirrels, you will need to get rid of them physically by placing traps such as cage traps. Another great way to get rid of squirrels is to install one-way exclusion traps on squirrel entry points in your attic.

Raccoons in Attic
Raccoons are also common finds in attics. There animals are mischievous and extremely curious. The most common reason they enter attics is using it as a shelter and a nesting place.

How do they enter attics? Well, raccoons enter attics by tearing holes right through your roof shingles. They also enter attics by ripping off soffits with their paws that resemble human hands. You can be sure that there is a raccoon in your attic if you hear sounds coming from your attic at night.

How to get rid of raccoons in your attic? Well, first of all you need to inspect your attics for raccoons. You can be certain that there are raccoons if you find raccoon scat that is huge and tubular. Once you make sure that there are raccoons in your attic, place live cage traps in your attic and bait them with marshmallows. You can also call wildlife professionals to get rid of them.

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