If you think about any kind of mother, no matter what kind of animal you were talking about, there are really two things that she is looking for prior to having her babies. The first of these is a safe location where she can have her young and not have to worry about them being attacked and harmed, and the second is a spot where she can leave them at times to go and fend for food without having to worry about their safety while she is out. When thinking about a location like this it is easy to see why a wild animal would find your attic to be unappealing option.
That may not be something you like to hear, but the reality is that there are many animals out there that could find a way to gain access into your attic and would see that as the ideal location to have young there. Not only would allow limited access for animals to try to hurt her young, but it is also quite likely that you spend a very small amount of time in the attic.
If the truth be told, the vast majority of people use their attic primarily for storage. This may mean that they will spend a few hours a year putting boxes and other memorabilia into the attic area without really ever taking a look around.
For a wild animal, this allows them a great deal of solitude, where they do not have to fear that they will be discovered in their nest will be destroyed. It makes for the absolute ideal situation for them.
Once they have discovered some kind of entryway into your home, something like a broken or loose board, a crack in the siding, or some other kind of hole of this nature, they will then use that to continually get in and out of your home so they can search for food to bring back to their young. They will know about this entryway, but other animals will not. This allows them to go in and out of your home undetected by other animals, leaving their young alone for a brief period of time until they return.
What this tells you is that you should be absolutely certain that if there is some way for an animal to get into your attic that it will most certainly use that place as a spot for a nest for its babies. Depending upon the kind of animal that you are talking about, you could actually be opening the door to dozens if not hundreds of these critters turning your attic into their personal society.
For your own peace of mind, it is a good idea to do regular checks through your attic to make sure that no wild animal is building a nest in caring for its young up there. If you do start to see a nest develop, then you need to take action to remove these animals as quickly as possible.
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