When squirrels are in an attic, they are dangerous, destructive and noisy. Getting rid of them can be difficult since most methods to control the rodents will not work. They may ignore live traps, sometimes poison will not be effective, and they will not be bothered by sounds or light. The exclusion trap or one way funnel is the most perfect solution to ensure that the squirrels get out and don’t come back. They are not obvious to the squirrels, and they may enter them thinking that it is another crawlspace. If you use the existing hole that the squirrels normally use, the squirrel will never think that there is danger. You will not require poison, special tools or bait to entice the animals to enter. These funnels can be made using inexpensive materials like hardware cloth and wood screws. The entire trap will be ready to put in place in a few minutes.
The funnel can be made with hardware wire which is rolled in the shape of a funnel. It can be attached on the outside of a building with a wide opening that covers the original hole which the squirrels used to enter the building. The narrow end is made big enough to let the squirrel escape the funnel; however, it is too small to re-enter. When a squirrel comes back, it will find out that it is not able to enter the building once again. The exclusion tube or funnel will work using this same principal.
A square door that has hinges on one end can be attached on the hole of the squirrel. When the squirrel exits your attic to go look for food, it will be using its normal exit hole. This is through the one way door that will lead the animal to the wire cage you have placed. Since the cage has no exit, when the squirrel wants to go back into the building, it will find out that this door cannot be removed. You will need diligence to use such traps. When you are sure that the squirrels are gone and there is not a nest of babies left behind, you should then remove the trap and seal the hole. After completing the process, you have to ensure that your home is cleaned and that there will be no future infestation.
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