What should I do if I find a nest of squirrels in the attic?
The attic is often a delicate place to handle when it comes to the removal of Seattle squirrels. Squirrels
can find their way into attics through small openings, and may not be detected on time . One of the
first noticeable signs that your attic has been infested with Seattle squirrels is the scurrying noises heard,
especially during the day when squirrels are most active. Squirrels are urbanized in nature and you can
notice this even when you look through your windows. Squirrels do not only move through the attic and
build their nests there, they also store their food, defecate and urinate in and around the attic components
(including the insulators and wires).
One of the easiest things you can do is to call a Washington wildlife or animal control agency, they understand the
nature of squirrels more, and can provide the best equipment to remove Seattle squirrel nests, fecal materials,
food, fur, and then de-contaminate the area without causing any damage to the attic structure. Sometimes
the removal of squirrel leftovers can be very difficult to handle as an individual and for this reason ,
you may require the services of an animal control agency. The Seattle attic is the most secured place for squirrels
to live and raise their colonies, and a single colony may contain up to 20 critters.
If you are lucky enough to discover one or two Washington squirrels in your attic, you may set a trap near its entry and
exit points and by doing this, you can catch the animal safely without killing it, however, when dozens of the
creatures have infested your attic, then you will need more than a trap to get rid of them. Body-grip traps,
one-door trap, and repeating live cage traps, are few of the most effective traps you can use in capturing few squirrels.
The use of repellents is also common but may not be advisable due to the harmful nature of the chemical components of
such repellents. Though, the repellent sprays will not kill the Seattle squirrels but can prevent them from coming back to the
attic. Repellents may produce little or long term results depending on the brand you use. Once the Washington squirrels have been
trapped, you need to have a complete access into the attic and make use of a special vacuum cleaner to remove the leftover
foods, fur and fecal materials. After the materials have been removed, then you should consider a complete de-contamination
of the attic with the use of recommended chemicals only- this is usually a misty chemical that can be sprayed in and around
the attic to remove odour and bacteria. You need to ensure that you perform a regular inspection of your Seattle attic after removing squirrels.
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