Do It Yourself - Get Animals Out of the Attic

Depending on the nature of your attic infestation problem, the specific animal(s) you’re dealing with, and the level of commitment you’re willing to put in, getting rid of animals from your attic can be a one-man job. In all honesty, though, you won’t be able to do a quick, efficient and permanent job if you don’t educate yourself beforehand. Many people prefer giving it a go themselves instead of hiring a wildlife pro. And if they do end up having no choice but calling an expert for help, then that’s that, at least they tried. And as knowledge is key here, this website and other similar reliable sources stand at your disposal to help you figure out a plan, and to offer you the tools needed to correctly approach and solve a wildlife infestation in your attic.

The basic principles to getting animals out of your attic apply to all invasive wildlife, but methods of removal vary greatly depending on the species in question. In essence, here are roughly the steps that need to be followed:

• Home inspection;
• Animal access point identification;
• Animal species identification;
• Humane removal;
• Relocation or humanely putting the animal down;
• Home repair;
• Decontamination;
• Prevention measures.

Removal methods and procedures do not only vary from species to species, but also vary immensely depending on specific circumstances within the same species. For example, rats and mice should be exterminated with the use of lethal snap traps, squirrels and bats should be removed by using different exclusion devices, raccoons should be removed with the help of a live cage trap, and so on. Another example, if a single raccoon with no cubs has moved in the attic and the entry hole permits, a cage trap can be mounted at the entry point. If no other points of access are available, the raccoon will have no choice but to enter the cage when it needs to get out of the attic. On the other hand, if the raccoon has cubs, the best way to remove the family is to locate the babies, place the cage trap outside, on the ground, in the shade, and use the babies as bait. In order for you to deal with your specific wildlife problem, just go on the corresponding section available on this website, and continue reading about what you can do to solve it. Wildlife removal is a specialty service, and there’s good reason why that is true. In order to facilitate better communication between homeowners and professional wildlife removers, we’ve put together a directory with only the best experts available nationwide. So, if you end up taking the decision of hiring a pro, we recommend that you consult our list of experts that will always stick to the best standards of practice when it comes to humane and efficient wildlife control.

Go back to the Noises in the Attic home page. Or learn how to do it yourself with these species and topics:
Bats in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Rats in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Raccoon in the Attic
Squirrels in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Baby Animals in the Attic
Animal Poop in the Attic - What Type is It?
Snakes in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Opossums in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Mouse in the Attic - How to Get Rid Mice
Birds in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Dead Animals in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Light or Sound Devices - Do They Work to Get Animals Out of the Attic?
Do It Yourself - Get Animals Out of the Attic
Flying Squirrels in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Pigeons in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Will Poison Get Animals Out of the Attic?
Repellents - Do They Work?
Attic Restoration - How to Clean and Replace Insulation
Rodents in the Attic - How to Get Rid
Stray Cats in the Attic - How to Get Rid