How to use one-way exclusion funnels to remove rodents without trapping them
If you have a rodent in your house this can be a very disheartening and aggravating thing. You want this creature out, not only because they are messy animals that can create a shambles in your kitchen or attic, but also because they pose a serious health risk to your home as well. You want to do everything you can to remove them.
The problem is that many people look at the issue of having a rodent in their home and think that it is too overwhelming of a problem to be able to handle on their own. This is especially true if they have a large animal such as a raccoon or possum. They fear these animals, understandably so, and consider that trying to do something to scare the animal out of their home puts them in danger. They are concerned that by trying to take action they can be harmed.
This is perfectly understandable, but the reality is that you can get a rodent out of your home without having to put yourself in any danger at all. The key to successfully being able to do this is by using a one-way exclusion funnel.
For those of you who were wondering what a one-way exclusion funnel is, this is a funnel shaped device that you attached to the side of your home in the entryway that a rodent is using to gain access to your home. Usually what is found is that a rodent has found a loose board or a hole in the side of your house and is using that to gain entry into the walls of your home or into the attic.
To stop them from being able to get back in, you simply place this one-way exclusion funnel over the entryway that they are using. How this works is that the animal is able to get out through the funnel, back into the outside world, but when the door closes in on it they are not able to push it open to get back into your home. If you have securely attached funnel to the side of your home so that it cannot be knocked off then you have successfully gotten rid of the rodent out of your house without having to trap it at all.
This has quickly become one of the most popular means for getting rid of a rodent in your home. However, you should be aware that its use is going to be most successful when you employ it against larger rodents. Rats and mice don’t really have as much of a need to go back outside of your home to get food because they are able to find access into the main part of your home that grants them access to your food. Raccoons and possums don’t have that same advantage. They need to forage for food outside, and once they get out there they are not able to get back in.
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