What are the most common types of animals that live in attics?

They Love Attics There are several types of wild animals that are fond of getting inside attics of various buildings and homes. Most commonly, people become aware of the wild animal infestation going on in their attic when it is too late, i.e. when the wild animals have wreaked havoc in their attic. The most obvious sign of wild animal infestation is weird noises coming from the attic. These noises are usually made when a wild animal in the attic scampers, scratches, walks, or even mates.

The type of noises you hear is actually essential in figuring out what wild animal is up there in your attic. Let’s now learn what wild animals are most common in attics of homes and other buildings.

Squirrels are the most common critters people find in their attics. Although several types of squirrels are fond of living in the attic, the Eastern Gray Squirrels is most common type of squirrel found in the attic.

Squirrels are rodents and that means that they are expert chewers. These wild animals chew their way in attics of various homes and buildings. It is important to mention that once a squirrel invades an attic, it will be hard to get rid of the animal. Having a squirrel in your attic is a fire hazard because squirrels love to chew on electrical wires in the attic. The most common reason these critters invade attics is because they want to give birth there.

Raccoons are the second most common type of wild animals that are found in attics. These animals are good climbers and they are also very strong. We can describe raccoons as curious and mischievous creatures. These wild animals have learned to take advantage of us - that means that they eat out of our dumpsters, steal pet food, and invade attics in the search of food and shelter.

Rats and Mice
Rats and mice are also commonly found in attics because they are commensal animals and that means that they associate themselves more with people than with the wild.

Believe it or not, bats also get inside attics. Having a bat inside attic is one of the scariest things that could happen to a homeowner. Bats usually invade attics in groups because they find attics as safe places to roost.

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