5 Tips for Removing Wildlife from Your Attic

Wildlife, such as raccoons, squirrels, bats, birds, and mice, can enter your attic through the roof or other small openings around your home. Once in your attic, these animals can cause serious damage, leading to costly repairs or replacement. If you encounter wildlife in your attic, do not panic. Check out these steps below to safely remove wildlife from your attic and learn how to prevent future occurrences.

1. Contact a Wildlife Removal Service

When faced with wild animals in your attic, it is best to contact a professional wildlife removal service instead of attempting to handle removal on your own. Experts understand the characteristics of different animals and know the best tactics to remove the animals. Attempting to remove animals on your own can be dangerous for both you and the animal.

2. Keep Everyone in Your Home Away From the Attic

Wild animals can be dangerous and a threat to your family and pets. While waiting for the wildlife removal service, you should ensure your family and pets are safe. Keep everyone away from the attic to prevent run-ins with scared wild animals.

3. Thoroughly Clean Your Attic After Wildlife Removal

Once the wildlife service removes an animal from your attic, you should clean everywhere to keep your home tidy and avoid future infestations. Clean all droppings and urine and remove any nesting material. Below is a guide to cleaning after wildlife removal:

  • Wear safety gear such as gloves and dust masks.
  • Open windows and doors to let in fresh air.
  • Sweep away any droppings on the floor.
  • Mop your floors using a cleaning substance and disinfectant.
  • Clean and disinfect all the affected areas.

4. Seal Up Entry Points

It is imperative to cover any open areas that the animals use to access your attic. Use a ladder if you have the experience to climb up the roof and cover the entryways using roof vent covers. You and also use steel wool to seal minor gaps.

5. Install Critter Guard's Products to Prevent Future Infestations

The best way to keep wildlife out of your home and attic is to prevent them from reaching your attic in the first place. At Critter Guard, our Line Guard and Pole Guard products prevent animals from using utility poles and power lines to gain access to your roof and attic. To learn more about our humane wildlife control products and how they can help prevent infestations in your home or business, contact us today!