squirrelMost of us enjoy watching wildlife in their habitat and tend to care for animals in general. Sometimes we do have issues where our lives and the lives of the animals collide and we just can’t cohabitated with each other. So what do we do when that happens?

Humane wildlife removal is the best way to go. Sometimes it requires some craftiness on our part but at the end of the day it is the best situation all the way around. Let’s take a squirrel for example, they have some nasty habits when it comes to our homes. Some of the most common issues with them are things like picking at the wooded areas of our home mainly the roof area. Another issue is getting into our attic and reeking havoc. They tend to chew and dig so they can make quite a mess of things like wire and insulation as well. Humane Squirrel Removal Atlanta is not the easiest thing to do but is the best way to go.

When it comes to removing the squirrel is where we sometimes have to get crafty. A lot of people use small trapper cages to catch them and then release squirrels back into their habitat afterward. The best way to do this is to place some nuts or seeds in the cage far enough in to make sure of two things one that the food is far enough in the trap so that when the door triggers that it don’t hurt the animal and two make sure you put the food toward the middle of the trap so the animal is not able to pull the food through the sides and avoid the cage all together.

When placing the trap make sure to place it either in the area where you are having the animal trouble or if it is not possible (like in places near the roof of the house) then try to place it as close to the problem area as possible. Never place the trap on the roof of a home. The roof is exposed to all types of elements and this could possibly kill the animal before you get back to it to release it. The most common time for problematic squirrels is during the warmer months with this being said if the cage is placed on a roof or top of a shed for example it leaves the animal in direct sun with no water for an extended amount of time which will likely kill it, so that is not the way to go.

squirrelThese rapper cages are a rectangular shaped metal cage. The cage has a flap type door on one end with a spring and a trigger. To set the trap you place the cage where you are having the issues at. Once placed pull the door down and place the nuts, seeds, etcetera into the back center of the cage making sure it is not too close to the cage sides. Once these two steps are done pull the door down and set the trigger wire on the cage. Once the animal makes it into the cage the trigger will pull and it will slam the door shut and the animal is safe inside. Make sure to check the traps often see if anything is in them.