What to Do If You Find Baby Squirrels in Your Attic?
As a homeowner, you might have more than one experience with wild animals entering your yard or home.
In most cases, this type of problem involves adult wildlife that happen to be looking for a place to build a nest for their young. On occasion, homeowners discover a nest of baby squirrels in the chimney, or in the garage. What should you do if you find a nest of unattended babies?
Avoid an Angry Attack
In most instances, the mother squirrel is actually close by and hasn’t abandoned her young. She might be in search of food or water or simply be out getting some exercise.
In either case, handling her squirrels could earn you an attack from an angry mother squirrel. Since this animal has sharp teeth and claws, you should avoid any type of attack to eliminate the risk of getting hurt. Therefore, you should not handle the babies or approach the mother squirrel if she returns while you are there.
Signs That the Babies Have Been Abandoned
Although it isn’t likely, it is possible that the litter has been abandoned by the mother squirrel. This unfortunate circumstance happens when the mother has been killed by an animal or motor vehicle, or she has been captured by a unscrupulous wildlife control company. In order to assess whether or not the babies have been abandoned, look for the following signs:
. The babies are constantly shivering.
. The babies are covered with fleas or other insects.
. The baby squirrels have mangled fur.
. The babies are bleeding.
How Do You Get Rid of the Squirrels?
The easiest way to remove squirrels from your home is to hire a wildlife removal company to handle the task for you. This is also the safest method to use.
What Should You Do If You Find Baby Squirrels in Your Attic?
If you live in an area where squirrels are abundant, it is more than likely that you’ll eventually find a litter of babies in your garage, attic, or other areas of your home or yard. When you discover the litter, you should avoid touching the squirrels or getting too close to them. In some cases, the mother is close by and she might attack.
If the babies show signs of illness or neglect, it is more than likely that the mother isn’t going to return. For the safest and easiest way to remove nuisance squirrels, call a wildlife control company to assist you in removing the babies and/or mother from your home.