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What should I do if I find a nest of wild animals in the attic?

There are so many kinds of wild animals that can find their way into the attic. There are many reasons as to why the animals can choose to use your attic as their home. In some cases, they do so to provide their coming young ones with somewhere warm and safe once they are born. There are telltale signs that inform you that indeed there is an animal living within your home. Taking action is the only real way that you can resolve the issue.



There is a need to look for evidence of the animal existence within the home. Once you have established that there indeed so an animal living in the attic, you have to determine which animal it is so as to know the necessary steps that need to be taken.

How to handle nests

In some cases, you may find a nest within the attic and you may not be sure what to do. Mothers of the little ones can be very aggressive when they feel threatened and they will attack. It is therefore very important to approach the nests very carefully and with caution. If you feel you are not in a position to handle the situation yourself, then you need to contact professionals to do it for you.

You need to determine how old the babies area and if possible get them out of the attic. You can put them in a cage so as to trap the mother too. This can be a great way to relocate the animals safely without having to harm or separate them. You can them relocate them to an area that is permitted and release them.

Some laws do not allow the animals to be removed and you may actually have to wait till the babies are old enough to move around so as to remove them. One way exclusion tunnels are a great way to go. Never close the holes without verifying that all the animals have actually been removed from your attic.

Once all animals are gone, it is time to animal proof the attic. First you will have to clean it thoroughly so as to take care of all sorts of residues that were left there. After this, you make sure each and every entry or exit point is dealt with. This makes it hard for the same thing to happen in the future. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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