Most often, wild animals get into the inside of the attic of homes or buildings. There are a number of reasons that lead them to make your attic home. These animals may be looking for shelter, food, or a safe place for breeding and bringing up their young ones. The attic is usually one of the safest places for these animals since it is well sheltered, secluded and very secure.
Breeding in the attic
When you have animals within the attic, do not be surprised if that animal in the attic is a mom trying to prepare for giving birth if she is not already nursing. Most of the wild animals choose a place where they can give birth and bring up their young ones in seclusion from the rest of the world. If your attic has entry areas, it will become such an ideal place.
Investigate the type of animal that is in the attic
When you suspect that there are animals in the attic, the first step is to investigate the type of animal it is and if there are young ones involved. This should be done by listening to the sounds being made and also by physically checking out the area. You might be lucky to come face to face with the animal.
Get a professional to evict the animals
Even if you love wild animals so much, you should not let them stay in your attic. This is because of many various reasons such as diseases and structural damage. At times it can be difficult for some people to get them out on their own, especially when they do not have any prior experience in the field. The best thing to do is to get an animal professional to do it for you.
The removal method applied depends on the kind of animal that is living in the attic. It is not advisable at all to poison the animals. Some of the methods that can be applied include one way eviction passages, traps and baits. The best method is to get them out and relocate them in the wild. After evicting them, do a thorough inspection to make sure that all entry holes are identified and sealed.
Important things to remember
• Check the attic regularly
• Seal all possible entries
• Determine the type of animal
• Evict them in the most humane way
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