Having squirrels in the attic is a common problem, and the first signs that you have an infestation are when you hear jumping, bumping, scratching and chirping in the ceiling. It is believed that squirrels live off the ground or in trees, but the reality is that they will not refuse to settle down in the attic.
When you know that you have squirrels in the attic, don’t panic. There is a solution. You have to learn about eradicating the squirrels that are already in the attic. You should also get advice on what to do to ensure that you have prevented a further infestation.
The first step in dealing with the squirrels is to identify whether you really have squirrels in the attic or if it is another animal, and then figure out how they got into your house. The squirrels like the attic because it is warm and dry and it is perfect for nesting or storing food. They use the benefits of the comfortable area and there will be no danger from the surroundings. The attic is also preferred by the animals that are going to have babies. If you do not want to spend money on professionals, you can learn how to do everything on your own. You have to ensure that you have evicted the creatures while keeping in mind that a single colony may have over twenty critters and the process of elimination may take a while.
You should learn how to trap and then remove the squirrels and make sure they are not going to come back in the place. When you trap them, you catch them and remove them. To do this, you need a squirrel sized cage trap that you can put near the entry holes that the squirrels use to enter into your home. You can also set up a one way exclusion door that will allow the squirrels to leave but won’t let them come back in. You have to keep in mind that the squirrels may be most active in the morning or evening. When you set the one-way door, it is easy to get rid of them when they leave to search for food. This effective procedure will be repeated to get all the squirrels out.
The one way door is the most effective option for the people who would like to keep the squirrels away from the attic, but you have to ensure that if there are babies in the attic, they are able to go out with their mother.
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