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How do you know if you have a wild animal in your attic?

Attic is the awesome and the ideal place where the animals may look for the refuge and where they can build the homes. The attic is not visited too often and it can have clutter and it can be warm during the winter season. When you have the animals in the attic, you should not wait until you hear the scratching sounds within the ceiling or to be bitten by something when you venture in attic. The animals can be the carriers of different diseases and the droppings in the attic may be the reason behind many infections. When the animals gnaw within the wires, it can lead to the short circuits that may lead to fire. When you have an animal in the attic, it is likely to be one of the common animals that you may find in an attic. When you ensnare an adult armadillos you might find after a little bit that the adult had babies and when the babies die in your home or near your home it will be hard to get rid of the odor.

Squirrels: you will know that you have the squirrel if you find the droppings that may look as fat brown rice, the nests that are made using twigs, leaves and paper.

Raccoons are common in the attic and they are good climbers. They have large droppings and you will know that you have them when you find out that you have the insulation and the ducts that are ripped apart.

Rats: contrary to rodents, the rats may not be happy living outside. You can know about their infestation if you find too much droppings in a short period and if you find the tunnels in the accumulated clutter or insulation.

Snakes are good climbers and when they are in the home they are silent. You can know that they are around when they shed skins.

Possums: they are not that common in the attic since they will need to have big openings to enter. You will be aware that you have them because of the droppings and the way that they smell.

Bats may enter in a small entering and they are silent and you may only know that you had them if you see them while flying out or in the house. The indication of the birds in the attic is nests, feathers and bird droppings. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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