Removing a live animal stuck down a wall

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If you have a live animal that is stuck inside the wall of your home, then you know that this can be a real serious challenge in trying to get this critter out. It is likely that you don't want to tear your wall apart in an effort to get it out. This not only means you will have a great deal of work to do to fix the wall once you have remove the animal, but you also may give the animal access into your home by opening up a pathway that allows it to get out of the wall and into your house. That doesn't sound particularly appetizing at all.

It is these kinds of issues that likely leave you wondering how to remove a live animal stuck down a wall of your home. If you're looking for some help, then here are some suggestions.

Where you need to begin is by going around the outside of your home to try to discover where it is that the wild animal gain access into your house. Unless you are talking about something like a rat or mouse, the likelihood is that the animal came through a loose board, a crack, or hole in the outside wall of your house, allowing it to be able to get inside your wall.

You need to go around the outside looking for any kind of gap that could allow this animal to get inside. Once you have discovered this then it is time to start applying a measure that should really help you to get the animal out. The best part about it is that you don't need to really do anything that puts you in danger.

Get yourself a one-way exclusion funnel and attach it to the location on your house where the animal is gaining entry into your home. If you find that there is more than one entryway that the animal is using, then seal up all the other spots with the exception of one. Attach your funnel there.

Next, let the animal do the rest for you. What you will find is that the vast majority of little critters like this need to get outside to be able to get food and water. They are likely living in the wall of your home simply as a place to provide them with shelter, but need to go outside to be able to get the kind of nourishment they need to survive.

Once the animal goes down the funnel, it heads out a door which closes behind it once it leaves. This door does not allow the wild animal to regain access into your home, denying it the ability to get back into the wall of your house. Discouraged by its inability to gain access, the wild animal will leave in your problem is resolved. Take down the funnel, seal and caulk the area to ensure that the animal cannot get back in, and your problem is resolved.

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