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What should I do if I find a nest of wild animals in the attic?

While your home is supposed to be your special place where you can get away from the world, you may find that a wild animal will intrude on that solitude at times, setting up a nest in the attic of your house. Just as you want a safe place where you can feel free, so to wild animals. They will see your attic as a great place to live because the vast majority of people spend only a small amount of time in this space. It is usually to store items is the only time that a person comes into the attic area, thus making it so that they have relative solitude the vast majority of the time.

Even if you do not spend a lot of time in your attic, you may come across a point in time where you are in the attic area and find that there is a nest that is located there. Depending upon the kind of animal that has made its home and your attic, you may find that a nest has been made by a bird, raccoon, group of rats, or other kind of animal within your attic space. This is clearly something you want to get rid of as quickly as possible, but you may have no idea of what you should do if you find a nest of wild animals in the attic? So here is some information for you.

Before taking any kind of action at all it is important to protect yourself. This means that you need to ensure that you have on clothing that covers all your exposed skin, boots, heavy gloves, a surgical mask, gloves, and a hat before taking any action at all. This will protect you should the animal or animals turn on you in some way.

Depending upon the kind of animals that are in your home, your next step is to ensure that you get them out of your house. This can be done by using a one-way exclusion funnel. If you place this on the outside of your home at the location of where the animals are gaining access into your attic, the animal will eventually go outside and be unable to get back in. Then your cleanup is about the start.

If you are dealing with something like rats, then you have an entirely different problem. They are not can go out the funnel because they can work their way down to the walls. You may have to hire an exterminator or get a large trap that will capture these little beasts so that you can then get rid of them.

Just as a warning to you, if the nest contains babies you sadly may have to wait a brief period of time before taking action. The mother will not leave her children alone, and even if she does the babies are going nowhere. By excluding her from your house you may actually sentence the babies to death. In this case, the best thing to do may be to contact animal control and see if they will assist you. Read more: Florida Wildlife Control

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