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What animals like to live in attics?

The attic is an amazing place that animals seek refuge so as to make a home for themselves and their young. This is because the attic is a part of the house that no one really visits at all. Most attics are also full of clutter and they are pretty warm during winter. This is the reason as to why animals really love to be there. Having animals in your attic isn’t all about the noises and odd sound. There is also the fear of bites and scratches on your own person as well as the diseases that the animals potentially carry.



These wild animals also gnaw into wires and this may lead to fires and short circuits. Termites can also cause damage to the wood and weaken the structure of the entire house. There are some animals that really love to invade the attic and when not handled in good time, you may end up having really issues in the long run. It is always essential to handle all animal invasions as swiftly as humanly possible as the issues that could potentially arise are many. Some of the animals include:

Squirrels
They can be seen as the animals that are most common within the attic. The creatures are very cure but they are still rodents and they can cause damage similar to that of mice and rats. A small hole can actually allow a squirrel to enter. The droppings look like grains of rice that are fat and brown. Their nests are made of leaves, twigs and leaves and papers and they can be the sign that you looking for. Trap squirrels and relocate them to another area. One way exclusion doors can also work.

Raccoons
These are also quite common. They are amazing climbers and can open screens and shingles so as to enter. They can squeeze through eaves and gaps. They are rather large and leave debris in their wake. The droppings are also rather large and are almost the size of a cat or small dog. Trap them or use one way exclusion doors. Make sure all entry points are sealed off after elimination.

Rats
They don’t like the wild and they love to be near the habitation of humans. They can climb and crawl and can nest just anywhere in the house. They love the attic too and they can leave droppings everywhere. Trap the rats and make sure all points of entry are sealed off.

Others include snakes, possums, bats, hedgehogs, birds, termites, and cockroaches. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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