Animals in the attic can be a health hazard, as they can spread parasites and bacteria, and they can cause a lot of damage to your home. And if you don’t take care of the problem right away, the animal may cause even more damage in the future. It’s important to take action quickly if you suspect animals in your attic, so you can avoid further damage and potential health risks.
Animals will often seek out warm, dry places to survive the cold winter months. Attics are ideal locations for animals to build nests, store food, and find shelter from cold temperatures, rain, snow, and wind. Attics also provide protection from predators and provide a safe, dark place to reproduce.
What Kind of Animal is in My Attic?
Animals may enter an attic during the winter for shelter and warmth. Common animals that may enter an attic include squirrels, bats, raccoons, rats, mice, and opossums. To identify the type of animal in an attic, homeowners may look for signs such as droppings, tracks, nests, and evidence of chewing.
Animals often seek shelter in attics during the winter months as it provides a warm, dry and safe refuge. Bats in particular are known to seek out attics as they are typically undisturbed and provide a great place to roost and hibernate during the colder season. Additionally, the insulation in attics may provide additional warmth during the winter months.
SQUIRRELS, RACCOONS, AND BATS may seek shelter in attics during the winter months in order to escape the cold temperatures and snow. The attics of homes provide a warmth that may be absent in the outdoors, and attic spaces are relatively secure from other animals and humans. Additionally, attics often contain items such as insulation and wood that can be used to build nests.
Raccoons often enter attics during the winter in search of a warm, dry place to rest and raise their young. If a raccoon finds an entry point, such as a hole in the roof or a gap in the soffit, it will likely make a den in the attic for the duration of the cold weather season.
MICE AND RATS
MICE AND RATS SEEK WARMTH AND SHELTER IN ATTICS DURING THE WINTER. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A SAFE, DRY PLACE TO NEST AND STORE FOOD. THEY CAN ALSO ENTER THROUGH SMALL CRACKS, GAPS, OR HOLES AROUND THE FOUNDATION OF A HOME.
How to Get Rid of Animals in My Attic?
How To get rid of animals in an attic the first step is to identify what type of animal has made its home there. Once the animal is identified, the next step is to take steps to humanely remove the animal from the attic. This may include sealing up entry points, setting up exclusion devices, and/or using one-way exclusion doors. Once the animal is removed, it is important to thoroughly clean the attic and repair any damage caused by the animal. Finally, preventive measures should be taken to ensure that future animals do not get into the attic, such as sealing up any potential entry points.
Why Call a Wildlife Removal Company vs. a Pest Control Company for Animals in Attics?
A wildlife removal company is better equipped and more experienced to handle animals in attics than a pest control company. Wildlife removal companies specialize in humanely removing wildlife, whereas pest control companies often use poisons and traps. Wildlife removal companies also have more knowledge of the animal species that can enter attics, as well as how to safely and humanely remove them. Additionally, many pest control companies are not licensed or insured to handle wildlife and can often cause more harm than good.
How To Keep Animals Out of My Attic?
- Seal any entry points: Make sure to check your roof, chimney, and vents for any potential entry points and seal them off with caulk, steel wool, or mesh.
- Install motion-activated sprinklers: Motion-activated sprinklers can startle animals and keep them away from your attic.
- Install bright lights: Install bright lights in your attic to make it too uncomfortable for animals to stay.
- Put up barriers: Put up a physical barrier around your home, such as a fence or hedge, to keep animals out of your attic.
- Use predator urine: Sprinkling predator urine around your property can make animals think twice before entering your attic.
- Use sound deterrents: Playing loud noises or music can also scare animals away from your attic.
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