owl in our attic


how do we get an owl out of our new attic in our new home? We can hear it but are afraid to look for it
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Why do you give a hoot?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_west/6408597.stm
You can tell if it's a blonde owl if it says "What? What?"
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"Some of the buildings will be adapted to provide amenities for local fishermen - including a cold store, ice-making machine, crab and fish processing unit, a cold storage space for bait, and a net repair room."
I see they don't mention and amemities for the owls. Speciesist pigs!

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On Mar 3, 4:39 pm, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

How do you know it's an owl? Find out where it enters then close that off when it is out hunting.
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That's the best solution, it referred to as "exclusion" in the pest control business. I've done a lot of bat jobs, no owls, but I'd think a similar premise would be the best bet.
Watch for that sucker to leave, then close the hole. I don't think owls have eggs in the nest this time of year, so it shouldn't be aggressive. ----- - gpsman
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

I think I would love to have one. At least it would keep the mice and squirrels out.
Check locally and find out from the bird people what the best procedure is. When and how to block entry. You want to find where it is getting in and block the entry when it is out, but not when it is nesting. Owls do us a big favor in keeping the small rodent population down.
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Joseph Meehan

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Afraid of what? Are you a mouse, chipmunk, or other owl menu favorite?
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On 3 Mar 2007 14:39:21 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

We had this problem in an old carriage house that we wee renovating. I did stick my head up through the access I was creating and Mr. Owl let me know he was home by doing a full wing sweep around the attic. He had a wing span of at least six feet.
After consulting wit the aviary people at the Philadelphia Zoo and a member of the local Audubon Society, we took the following steps:
First, make the environment owl unfriendly. That meant putting a light in the attic I think we used some kind of work light clamped to a roof truss. The light was on for about two weeks.
Second, during daylight hours, I slid a claxon horn up into the attic. I ran it intermittently for about a half an hour.
The owl was not there when I finally went up.
This particular attic had a very large vent that the critters had managed to break through.The wooden portion was replaced and backed up with window screen to keep out the bugs, a layer of half inch mesh for overall rigidity and finally a layer of 2x4 mesh for real strength.
The biggest problem after evicting the unwanted guest was removing the nest. It was semicircular with a radius of about three feet and almost four feet high, built of good sized sticks and other yard debris.
When removing the nest, be sure to wear protective clothing, gloves and a dust mask. The nest and its contents can be very disgusting.
__________________ Bill Waller New Eagle, PA
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On 3 Mar 2007 14:39:21 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

According to Native American beliefs, if you have an owl in or near your home, there will be a death in that home real soon. You can not prevent the death, so why bother the owl. That owl is just a messenger telling you the inevitable. I am Native American, and I am just telling you the truth, not trying to scare you.
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