What To Do If An Animal Gets Into Your Attic
The recent fluctuating temperatures aren’t just affecting people – animals have a hard time with it too. This time of year, it is possible that an animal has decided to make its home in your attic to avoid the colder temperatures. So, what do you do if you notice that a critter has made its home in your home?
First off, you need to find a safe method to remove the animal from your home. If you want to handle the situation yourself, there are live-traps you can purchase for raccoons, squirrels, and opossums… However, the most common method is to hire someone to trap the animal. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources provides a list of licensed animal control operators that can help you remove the animal safely.
Next, you need to have your attic inspected. If an animal has gotten into your attic, then there is an opening. It is important to have this opening patched or sealed to prevent any more animals from making your attic their home. Furthermore, openings could allow water, snow, or ice to get into your attic and cause long term damage with both your insulation and framing. We offer free attic inspections to get you the information you need.
It is important to take care of both steps to help keep your attic in good condition, and it allows the animal to get back into its natural environment. Contact us today if you notice a furry friend in your attic, we would love to help resolve this issue!