Even though I love all animals, some animals can be a nuisance to your lawn, trash, garden, or are just plain scary, and need to be removed from the premises as soon as possible. I would never put any harm on an animal, so with that being said, I want to share with you a few methods of removing and preventing unwanted animals from your home or property. We will be focusing on; squirrel removal, raccoon removal, and bat removal.
Squirrels in the attic are not good, the dropping and urine can present a biohazard, and their nesting material may present a fire hazard as well. On top of all of that, they make a lot of noise and can chew through building material. To remove a squirrel properly you must first find all entry holes in the house that are as small as 1 inch. Seal all of these entry holes, leaving only the most obvious and largest hole opened for them to enter and exit out of. They will have to scurry for food sooner or later, so set up an exclusion trap in front of this hole, basically a one way in trap door cage. Once they enter it, you can easily carry the cage over to a new location and let the little critter go. Keep repeating this until the squirrel removal is complete, and seal up the final hole. Make sure you use steel mesh so that the squirrels cannot chew through the material.
Raccoon removal is not an easy business, and though you could possible due it on your own, it’s best to call on the professionals for this one. First off, it may be illegal in your state to trap these raccoons without a proper license. They may also carry rabies, In which case releasing them could cause serious problems for some unlucky bystander who gets in their way. Also sometime if they have a nest of young, even if you relocate them, they may go many miles to try and get back to their nest. The best thing to do is proper prevention. Make sure you don’t leave any food outside; keep your garbage’s shut with bungee cords. Make sure you have your home well protected with steel mesh along any openings in which a raccoon might choose to enter in.
Proper bat removal requires a lot of patience and expertise, and it’s recommended to call in the professionals for such a task as well. However wait until dusk, and see where they are flying out of in your home. Once you found their entry point, make sure you seal all secondary entry holes as small as 3/8 inch with caulk or sealant. Set an exclusion trap in the main entry way, and wait for dusk again. If the trap works properly and the bats are flying in, keep it up there for 2 or 3 days, to make sure all of the bats are gone. Seal the final entry point and your good to go.