Many different kinds of rodents live in solitude for the most part. If you are talking about something like a raccoon, possum, and even a squirrel, the truth is that the vast majority of them live on their own for the vast majority of their life.
There are really only two instances where you will find that these critters have grouped with others from their species. The first of these is during their breeding period each year. It is during this time that they will go through the process of trying to find a mate, and will spend some time with that mate until the mating process is over.
The other time is when winter is upon them. It is during this time that many different kinds of rodents will grouped together to live to keep warm and to protect one another from the harsh elements and potential predators that could come around during the wintertime.
Not every rodent is like this, however. Rats and mice are known to live in large colonies together, and can form huge nests that can are in the thousands. That sure sounds pretty scary, doesn’t it?
The point that is being made here is that you may have a circumstance where of group of rodents have built a nest in your attic and are living there together. This means that you not only take the risk of having rats and mice that are doing so, but there can be squirrels, possums, and other types of rodents that are also living in a large group together within your attic, especially if it is wintertime.
This may be a horrifying thought to you, and will probably make you wonder what you should do if you find a nest of rodents in the attic?
The answer to that question starts by telling you first to not panic. The normal response to finding a large number of critters like this would be to go screaming out of your attic. That won’t help the situation, so you want to remain calm.
If you are dealing with a group of larger sized drones, like a raccoon or a possum, then the solution may be to use something called a one-way exclusion funnel. Whatever access point the animals are using to get into your house, simply place this funnel over the outside of your home in that location in the animal will do the rest for you. They will go outside and when they do they will be unable to get back in and your problem is resolved.
That will not work with rats or mice, however. It is likely that they are in your home because they are getting everything they need inside. This means they will be coming for your leftover meals and snacks that you have in the pantry or on the counter.
In this case, your best solution may be to hire a professional crew to remove these animals. They can do the job for you quickly and easily and help you to feel like your house is no longer invaded.
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