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How to get rid of squirrels in the attic

If you have a squirrel or a group of squirrels that are living in your attic then you know that they can be quite a lot of work to try to get out. These pesky little critters are difficult to try to catch and remove, and once they are inside they can be quite a challenge to get rid of.

If they weren’t such a disruption it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. However, they can be quite destructive in your home. Not only did they tear up things to build a nest, but the diseases and parasites that they carry can be quite dangerous. This is why they must be gotten rid of.

Because of the hazards that they pose directly coming in contact with the squirrel is a terrible idea. Some would recommend you going out and trying to corner it and capture it in some kind of a net, but this may be quite dangerous to you. Further that you stay away from the squirrel the better.

This really leaves you with two options. The first is to set a trap to capture the squirrel and then move it to some other place. You can purchase a trap for a reasonable price and place it in the attic with some kind of bait that will lure the critter into the trap. The best ones to use are something that a squirrel would normally try to get to store, such as nuts, corncobs, and other materials like this. Once inside the cage, the cage door would close, sealing the squirrel inside. With heavy gloves on, goggles to cover your eyes, and a surgical mask to cover your respiratory system, you would then take the squirrel cage outside where you would release it into the wild.

Of course, before doing that you want to make sure that you seal up any entryway that the squirrel may be using to gain access into your home. This means looking for loose boards, gaps, or holes in your siding that allows the animal to get inside.

If you do not want to attempt this kind of action, then the next idea would be to look into using a one-way funnel to get the animal out. Once you have located the entry way that the squirrel is using, simply attach this funnel to the outside of your home. When the squirrel heads outside for its daily scavenging for food, it will head down the funnel and outside where it is unable to get back in. This will then stop it from gaining access. Once you are sure that it is outside seal up the area on the outside of your home to keep it from getting back in. Read more: Squirrel Control, How to Get Rid of Squirrels, how to get squirrels out of your attic, Squirrel Feces, How to Keep Squirrels Away from House, How to Kill Squirrels.

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