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How to get rodents out of the attic

Rodents, no matter whether you are talking about a rat, squirrel, mice, or raccoon, are truly critters that you do not want to be in your house at all. Not only are they messy, but they carry a large number of parasites and diseases that put you and your family at risk. Even their waste can pose a risk to you, as simply stepping into it or even breathing it can lead to parasites getting into your respiratory track and eventually causing you serious health concerns. These pests clearly have to go.

The problem is that they are not going on their own. Once they have gotten into your home, especially into your attic, they can be quite difficult to get rid of. The attic is even greater challenge, because the likelihood is that this is an area in your home that you rarely visit. You may store some items in there, but the vast majority of people don’t go into their attic but maybe a couple of times a year. This gives these rodents time to build up quite a little residence for themselves because they have lived in relative solitude and anonymity.

So how do you get rid of rodents in your attic? That’s an interesting question because the answer actually depends upon the kind of rodent that you are talking about. Starting with the bigger ones, such as a squirrel, raccoon, or possum, the best way to do so is by using a one-way exclusion funnel.

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How this device works is quite simple. You first locate where the animal is getting into your home. Once you have discovered that, you simply attach the one-way exclusion funnel over the entryway that they are using and then leave them alone. Within a day, they will head out of your house to go and hunt for food, and once they do they are unable to get back in. The funnel allows them to get out of your house, but not to get back in, resolving your problem.

This is not as easy when you are talking about mice are rats. Because these critters can easily get down within the walls of your home and the fact that they have probably become a rather large number in your home makes the challenge a lot more difficult.

To get them out of the attic you are really only left with a couple of options. The first of these is to contact some kind of exterminator to do the job for you. This can be quite expensive, so many don’t like this option.

Your other option is to look at some kind of poison. Yes, you could trap these animals, but if there are dozens or even hundreds of them in your house, then your trap is going to have limited success. You may have a serious issue that requires a permanent solution, and poison may be the only option.

There are those who were going to say that you will then have dozens of dead mice are rats around your home, but that’s a much easier cleanup than having to handle the mass that a dozen or hundreds will make while they are living. Read more: Rat Control, Get Rats Out of the Attic, Rat Trapping, Rats in the Ceiling, Rat Feces.

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