Squirrels in the Attic
At first people notice the sound of squirrels running around overhead, as if in the ceiling. These sounds most frequently occur in the morning or evening, but may be heard throughout the day. People then wonder how they can get rid of the squirrels in the attic. Removing squirrels from attics requires a good inspection of the home, in order to understand how the animals are accessing the building. The squirrels need to be trapped and removed, and all the holes and gaps leading into the attic fixed.
Squirrels cause a number of problems for people. The most common conflicts that occur with squirrels involves their desire to live inside of buildings. Like all members of the rodent family, squirrels are excellent chewers, and they will chew their way into your home or commercial building. Once inside, they may even chew on wires or pipes! People often hear the squirrels running about in the attic or ceiling. They often bring in nesting debris, and can create a fire hazard, not only due to the debris, but also by chewing electrical wires. Squirrels will also chew on the woodwork of a home. Everyone knows about how squirrels steal food from birdfeeders, but that problem can be solved by buying squirrel-proof feeders. Squirrels have two litters per year, and reproduce quickly, like all rodents. This means that at times the squirrel population can grow to high numbers, and extra pressure is placed on buildings. Squirrels will move into attics or chimneys, or even places like drier vents.
So, how do you get squirrels out of your attic? It's actually pretty involved, because most of the time there's a nest of baby squirrels up there. The young squirrels grow quickly, so they may or may not be mobil by the time you notice them up there. If they are younger than 6 weeks, meaning that the mother squirrel has been running about up there for that time, then the nest must be found and the young removed by hand. If the young are weaned and are going outside, you have the option to trap and remove them, or exclude them with a one-way door. Traps can include cage traps set on the roof (never set in the attic, actually - the above photo is the rare exception) or a repeating trap can be set on the main entry/exit hole, if all other areas have been sealed off. An exclusion door is another excellent option. It's very important that all entry points are sealed shut.
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