Wisconsin Humane Society's Wildlife Center Receiving Uptick in Phone Calls About Animals in Attics
MILWAUKEE - The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the Wisconsin Humane Society has received an uptick in phone calls about animals in the attic this month.
According to the Center, it's currently "baby season" for squirrels and raccoons. These animals like squirrels and raccoons usually gain access through holes in loose, missing, or rotten roof boards. Animals can also enter through attic vents of various types. Squirrels may gnaw through wooden vent covers and raccoons may tear through them to get inside.
The Wisconsin Humane Society Wildlife Center discourages trapping a wild animal and removing it. Instead, if you have a wild animal trapped in your house, they encourage you to use the humane nuisance-resolution techniques. They can be found here.