Somethings crawling around in the attic. I talked to a couple of exterminators and they said it was probably mice. I heard them running over the bathroom ceiling and they sounded bigger than mice. There is no easy access to the attic. About 100lbs ago I squeezed up there but thats not going to work now. I plan on cutting a hole in my closet ceiling and getting into the attic that way. Once in I can get in there I will have better luck trapping/killing whatever I find. I've long needed access to the attic anyway to do some other work up there I'm hoping to cut a section of the ceiling out from rafter to rafter (about 15") and about 28" wide. I'll attach a frame to the ceiling that overlaps the hole by 1 inch all around. If the ceiling section stays in one piece I can just put in back in place after. I'll place plywood around the hole in the attic to make it easier to climb up ther. Then I have scrap planks to lay out for a crawlway along the rafters. its only about 4 feet high in the center.
Back to the critters.
Do you think a rat glue trap would hold a squirrel? Not knowing whats up there I put one up last night and today it is covered with fur. I think there is one pisses off bald squirrel up there now. looked like way to much fur for a mouse or a rat.
To get the trap up there I attached it to a board. This would have given whatever it was something to push off against. I wonder if it would have worked if the trap wasnt fastened to anything???
(I had hoped it was a mouse)
There are to many squirrels around anyway, the herd needs thinning. Last year one chewed a perfecr 2.5" hole through a kitchen screen and got into the bread and other food in the kitchen....
Looked into a bb gun but it would cost $150 to take firearms classes to get an FID card.
I have a catch and release trap that I'll try first once I get up there.
I'd appreciate any tips reguarding my attic access and the rodent problem