Are a DIY enthusiast? Do you enjoy getting things done on your own? If you answered yes to both the questions and are not afraid of rodents and bats then getting rid of animals from your attic can be a fun activity for you. You need to be informed however of the critter you are dealing with and ensure that your safety is vital. This guide will focus on general instructions on how to remove critter from your attic but different animals might require different approaches.
Identify what animal is in your attic the first thing you need to do is to identify what kind of animal has inhabited the attic. You can do this by listening to the noises it makes. You can also identify whether it is a nocturnal animal or not by identifying when it is most active. Some of the most common animals in the attic include bats, squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, snakes and birds like pigeons among others. Another way of identifying the animal is by looking at the feces excreted and the kind of damage it has caused to the attic. A snake for instance cannot cause the damage caused by rodents. Finally the animal can also be identified by seeing it.
Inspect the attic a thorough inspection of the attic should be done to investigate where the animals are getting in from. All the holes and openings should be identified. Check for marks indicating how the animal gains entry. This is important so that you know where to seal after removing the animal.
Remove the animal this step is crucial and should be done with care depending on the critter in the attic. Some should be removed using traps, exclusion holes or devices and also physically removing them by hand if you can catch them but, always humane animal removal from Orlando homes . Ensure all the animals have been removed if there were more than one of them.
Seal the holes the holes and openings that were identified before are now sealed. During this process also all the necessary repairs should be done so that the house does not lose the aesthetic value. Materials used should be able to keep the critter out and maintain the beauty of the attic as required.
Cleaning after the animal has been removed the next step should involve cleaning the attic to get rid of the fur, feces and nesting material. Repairs inside the attic should also be done and all damaged parts replaced. The attic might also require to be decontaminated because some critters are known to spread diseases to human beings. If in any way you cannot be able to get through the process it is important to consider using professional animal removal services.
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