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The Right Way to Remove Rodents From Your Attic

Posted on February 9th, 2017 by lisaeverbrand

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Rodents, whether they’re small, large, bushy tailed, or winged, always manage to find a way into your home. The most common places you’ll find these pests is in your attic. If you happen to find a mouse, rat, squirrel, or bat in your attic, try one of these removal methods.

 

Mice & Rats

  • If you want to prevent mice and rats from using your attic as their apartment, keep this space clean. The more boxes and clutter you have, the more places these pests will have to hide.
  • Inspect the attic space from top to bottom, looking for holes and cracks that act as possible entry points. Seal these using a caulking sealant, and be sure to use a wire mesh if the hole is big enough.
  • To remove mice and rats from your attic, lay out a few snap traps (or cage traps) throughout the attic, preferably near areas where droppings have been discovered.

Squirrels

  • Like mice and rats, rodents will find their way into your home through cracks, gaps, and holes so be sure to patch any of these up. Be sure to also add caps to your chimney and roof vents.
  • Place mothballs scattered throughout your attic space. The smell of mothballs will repel squirrels, lowering your chances of becoming infested by these bushy tailed pests.
  • Place a few squirrel cages throughout the attic filled with grains, seeds, or nuts as bait in order to try and trap them.

Bats

  • Bats might be the trickiest pest to remove from an attic space because of how attached they become to their new homes. To remove a bat, place a piece of quarter-inch thick mesh over the bat’s entry point during the day. Secure it in place with tacks, but make sure the flap can allow the bat to pass through. The bat will be able to leave the attic space at night, but will be unable to re-enter.

Removing rodents from your attic can be difficult, especially since there are so many different species with different traits. When you need mice, rats, squirrels, or bats removed from your home, contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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