Ever have problems with squirrels in your attic? Then you probably know how much of a hassle it is to have them running around in your attic. One of the reasons that squirrels are found in the attic is because they are attracted to it. Squirrels need a dry and warm place to live in, and your attic is the best place to go because of the conditions it offers.
They usually find themselves in the attic because it is too cold for the trees and the attic offers a warm alternative. It is widely known that squirrels are excellent climbers. Not only are they great climbers but they too are quick and agile as you may see when they scale high trees and most probably your wall.
Sometimes they may try to chew themselves in, but if they see even the smallest opening, they will take it because squirrels are highly adaptive animals and can fit in even the smallest places. If you are looking for a way to get them out of your attic, then you are in luck. Here is a step by step guide to removing squirrels from your attic to have peace in your home once more.
The first thing to do when you suspect squirrels in your attic is to look for all the possible entry points that they may have taken. Once you have found them, it is time to seal them up. When you seal it up, you prevent other squirrels from coming inside and at the same time it is a way of trapping them so that it would be easier to trap them. Although, it is important that you find the main entry point of the squirrels and leave it open. This is because you would be using this hole, later on, to possibly catch the squirrels.It is suggested to use a steel mesh when sealing the holes for the sealant to be durable and strong.
Once you have completely shut the entry points, prepare the materials you need to catch the squirrels. You would need steel traps to catch these animals. Also, if you have sticky paper for rodents, placing them in the attic will also help find them. When placing the traps, it is important to put at least one by the main entrance of the squirrels so that if ever they decide to come in or out then they would be caught.
After a day or two, the squirrels should have been caught. If after a week they are still there and the traps did not work, it would be best to call in a professional because the traps did not work. The professional would have more tools to deal with the squirrels. These are some of the steps that you should remember when dealing with squirrels in your attic. Make sure that when you have caught them and brought them out of the attic to seal the main entry point, you left out to prevent any squirrels or animals from going inside the attic again.