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There may be times where wild animals are able to get into your home and all you want to do is to see them go away. You aren't interested in poisoning them or trying to trap them in some way, you simply want them out.
If you look online there are many different suggestions on how you can build some kind of one-way trapdoor that will stop the animal from being able to get back into your home once it is gotten outside. Some of these may be successful in helping you to resolve this problem, but the truth is that there is no sense in you reinventing the wheel. There are great options for you out there that can assist you in getting an animal out of your home and keeping it out.
The very best of these is the use of a one-way exclusion funnel. If you have not heard of this before, this is a cone shaped device that you attach to the side of your home at a location where you know that animals are getting in and out of your house.
Frequently, an animal will find a loose board, crack, hole, or other blemish on your home that allows it to gain access. You may even find that there was a small crack at one point, but the animal worked at it and tell it was able to create a large enough gap for it to be able to get into your house.
The animal has use this new entry way to be able to get into your walls, attic, or basement, and now it is time for you to use this location against them. All you do is attach the one-way exclusion funnel over that entryway and let it do all of the work for you. When the animal crawls down the funnel to go outside to forage for food or water, it is unable to get back in, because the door is created in such a way as to allow the animal to get out but not to get back in.
Once you have excluded the animal from your home, you simply go back to the location where the animal had gain entrance to your home, remove the funnel, and make sure you seal the location where the animal was getting in. This should handle your problem and keep this animal from regaining access into your home.
As a note, it is important that you check to make sure that this is the only location that the animal is using to gain access into your house. Do not assume that there is only one spot that the animal is using, meaning you need to do a thorough search of your roof and the side of your home to make sure that there are no other places that the animal is using or could use in the future to get back into your home. If you find them, make sure you fix these as well.
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