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How To Get Squirrels Out Of Attic

Initial Home Inspection

Our wildlife removal specialist will conduct a complete interior and exterior inspection of your home, including the attic, garage and basement to identify types and areas of infestation and entry points.

Animal Trapping & Wild Critter Removal

Once the critter(s) are identified, we will take care of properly and humanely trapping and removing any unwelcome wildlife and/or rodents.

Damage Repair, Attic Restoration & Wildlife Exclusion

We will clean up any mess (droppings, stored food, nests, etc.) left by your critters and seal off all entry points to harbor areas to ensure that re-entry is not a possibility for additional animals.

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Have you been hearing strange noises in your house at night? Are you concerned that something is living inside your attic? This can be a scary and concerning experience for homeowners, especially when you don't know what the noise is or where it's coming from. If you have been hearing strange noises, especially at night, these are signs of a wildlife or rodent infestation.

Wild animals such a squirrels, raccoons, possums, rodents and even bats can move into your home's attic or crawl space. While you are terrified in your bed, trying to get your rest; these animals are throwing a party in your attic! They quickly make your home theirs; they will nest, mate, have babies, poop, pee, eat and then go to sleep peacefully. All while your pulling your hair out trying to figure out what to do.

The types of noises you may be hearing can range from chewing vibrations, hard thumping, scratching or even worse; moans, cries and growling. Bats do not make as much noise, however you may hear very light, yet high pitched squeaking noises. If you're hearing these type of noises and you believe that you have a wildlife infestation here are some tips to help you out, so you know exactly what you need to do from here.

First things first, you need to inspect your entire property and look for any entry points. This includes the roof top, soffit breaks, attic vents and even under the home. If there are animals nesting in your attic, they got in there somehow, someway. With larger animals these spots will be easy to point out and you will clearly see the damage where they were entering and exiting. However, with smaller animals such as rats and bats, it may be more difficult to locate these entry points. You will need to look for any and all holes that are larger than a quarter. Also with rats and bats you will see black marks around any entry points. Once you have located entry points, you will need to make the necessary repairs. Every home owner's situation will be different; repairs can range from simply patching a hole, all the way to replacing an entire roof!

After fixing any damage or access points, now is when you will need to trap and remove the animals. You can purchase live traps for larger animals and you can purchase rat traps for the rats. However, when it comes to bats, it is highly suggested that you hire a licensed professional wildlife trapper to remove the bats, as there are strict laws and regulations in place to protect this important species. If you remove the bats incorrectly or at the wrong time of year, you can be hit with heavy fines. So, when it comes to bats please make sure to hire a professional animal removal company.

As far as the other animals, you can easily remove these animals yourself, if you feel comfortable doing so. Be very careful as wild animals are known to carry rabies and rabies is a deadly disease, with no known cure. If you do not feel comfortable trapping and removing the wildlife, there are plenty of companies that offer wildlife removal services. What these companies will do is provide an inspection. They will locate the damaged areas and entry points for you, find out what type of animal it is, set up the traps and remove the animals for you.

Then the wildlife trapping company will offer an exclusion service, where they will seal off the holes and repair the damage that is allowing the wild animals access to your home. These are all things that you can do yourself, but I always recommend hiring a professional because the company should offer you a warranty. In fact, if they do not offer a warranty do not go with that company, as they are not professionals. Professionals will always stand by their work and offer renewable warranties. Also check for reviews online before hiring a wildlife trapping company.

Once you have controlled the wildlife problem, it's important to perform some follow up work to prevent the problem from happening again. Here are some tips: trim away all tree and bush branches that are close to your home. Animals can follow the branches on to your roof top. Remove all dog and cat food from outside after the animals are finished eating; as this is one of the biggest culprits to bring wildlife to your home. Another culprit is the bird feeder, as rats and squirrels love the bird seed. If you've been hearing things in your attic, I hope you find this information helpful and I wish you luck in getting rid of the wildlife problem. To learn more about dealing with noises in the attic, click for more information about animal removal and wildlife control.

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You removed the animals from the attic, but are you finished yet? Nuisance wildlife in your attic can create problems many homeowners never think of. These animals can carry ectoparasites, which after the wildlife host is evicted, may move inside the home looking for a new host—YOU! Bat bugs, mites, ticks and fleas are just some of the ectoparasites you need to be concerned about. Mice in the attic, bats in the attic or various other vistors are notorious for bringing these pests in. Ask our Wildlife Management Specialists to inspect your attic and treat for these critters, after your problem species is removed.

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Get Rid Of Raccoons

Squirrels are one of the most adaptable creatures. They can be found in many different locations around the world and in different environments. While their natural habitat is forested areas, they have easily adapted to urban life. Trees, scrubs and debris are for the most part where squirrels build their nests. At the same time however, attics and roofs can also easily become squirrel habitats. Attics, or roof crevices seem natural dwellings to these rodents because of their proximity to their natural habitats, trees. As a result, squirrels often find shelter in our homes and can create a series of problems.

The first thing you need to do when you are attempting squirrel removal from an attic is to make sure that you actually have squirrels. There are many other small animals that can get inside the house through small holes, such as mice, rats, snakes and other vermin. Animals as large as raccoons are known to get into houses; it is actually very common in certain parts of North America.

Squirrels, just like many other animals consider attics a good place to hide, during bad weather during certain seasons of the year. Once you have determined what type of animals you are sharing space with, you can do some research and familiarize yourself on the most proven removal methods. A good place to look for information is the Internet.

What you will find is that the best course of action would be to first determine the entry points. It is usually a hole in the siding of the roof, chimneys or even more obvious ones such as open window in the attic. Once you have determined the entry point get a set of wire traps with one way doors from your local hardware store. Bait and place the traps near the entry points. Once you capture the squirrels, make sure the nest is empty and there are no babies inside. If there are, remove them and reunite them with the adult squirrel in your garden.

Remove the nest and any debris from inside. Cover the obvious entry points and take a minute to inspect the exterior of your home for other possible entry points. Certain squirrel removal jobs are more complicated than others. If you are dealing with a more complicated squirrel removal situation, it is advised to contact a professional wildlife technician.

Animal control technicians have a lot more experience dealing with squirrel removal situations and as professionals they are more aware of the risks of performing animal control and removal. Removing wildlife from one's roof involves climbing on the roof, dealing with tools and potentially other unhealthy, unsanitary situations.

A Different Michigan Wildlife Control Company

How To Get Rid Of Raccoons In Your Attic

Platinum Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Oakland County MI and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Michigan Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Oakland County pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 248-667-7796 - yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!