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How to get an animal out of a tree

Animals often find refuge in trees, especially animals that can crawl, and jump. While animals such as cats, squirrels and reptiles may stay on trees temporarily and hide there from time to time, other animals such as birds and bats may have permanent home in trees. Birds for instance are known to create nests and raise their babies in stable tree branches, while some do hibernate in trees where they can suck or chew the fruits.



Regardless of the situation you find yourself, having animals around trees close to your home is a bad idea because such trees will give them access into your home where they can gain entrance into the walls, attics, and other places.

There are several ways to get animals out of a tree, first of all , you need to cut down large branches, especially those at the top of the tree where animals can jump on . Branches that extend close to your roof must be cut to reduce the chances of animals using such branches to get into your home. Secondly, the tree itself must be cut significantly to reduce its size and slow down the development of new branches.

Secondly, you can remove animals out of the tree by spraying the tree with irritants. Though this may be effective for a while but weather conditions, rain and wind will eventually reduce the effectiveness of such animals and they may return after a while. Spraying of trees with animal-irritants is advisable as a temporary measure, it must not be relied upon as a permanent animal removal measure.

If possible, you should plant trees very far from the foundation of your home; this will prevent animals from gaining access into your home via trees that are very close. Some trees grow quickly, while some grow rapidly even after cutting them down. Trees that grow rapidly must not only be cut down, they must be sprayed with chemicals that will slow down their growth.

It is quite impossible to set traps on trees, neither is it advisable to poison fruits and leaves that animal feast upon on trees, therefore the best possible way of preventing them is to cut as many stems and branches as possible. When some tree branches are cut, the nests of some animals do fall, it is better to evacuate such animals immediately and relocate them far away from the location. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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