One of the most notorious creatures, well-known for its remarkable ability to infest attics, is the squirrel. These freakish and miniscule animals are in the rodent family, but they are certainly privy to doing more than scrambling around trees. Their ability to twist their ankles around 180 degrees makes them a formidable foe when it comes to defending your attic territory, and they are significantly less friendly than they might appear. These creatures can be rather dangerous, which means that you have to be very careful when attempting to trap them. Traps are the only way you’ll be rid of these pesky rodents once they’ve infested, but there are several things you need to know about trapping squirrels in order to make your attempts successful.
Pertinent Fact #1: It’s Never Just One
You have to orient your traps to the knowledge that you will always have more than one squirrel bustling about inside your attic. These critters never travel individually, and you can bet that once they’ve found the safety and security of such a quaint shelter, they’re going to move the whole family in. You’ll have extended squirrel relatives to deal with, not just a nuclear squirrel family. You can either buy multiple individual traps, or invest in a multi-animal trap cage. Both options are potential successes, but the second option has been proven to have a higher success rate and is therefore the preferable alternative.
Pertinent Fact #2: It’s Easier When Limit Their Possibilities
Here’s the thing: your attic has multiple entrances. Even if it didn’t before, these crafty critters have managed to make the space more homey by adding new exits and entrances to make things more comfortable. It’s hard to work with that many squirrels and just one measly doorway. So, you need to block off every other exit, leaving only one open. That way, your traps will be much more effective. If you invest in the multi-animal trap cage that was mentioned in the previous factoid, then you can actually attach it to the exit so that the squirrels are automatically caught the second they try to leave. At the end of the day, it is important for you to realize that trapping squirrels is a challenge, but it is absolutely a necessity. The only thing worse than dealing with trapping live squirrels is attempting to locate dead ones within the confines of your walls.
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