Bergen County Wildlife and Animal Removal

Stray Cats Living in an Attic

Cats can make for wonderful pets, but if you have stray Bergen County cats that have made their way into your attic uninvited, that's a completely different situation. Cats may decide to make your attic their home in order to get out of the cold winter weather or just to have a safe space to stay. If you hear the telltale meowing and scratching coming from your attic, you may be at a loss for what to do. There are a few options of how to handle the situation. Read on to find out more about what steps you should take to remove the stray New Jersey cats from your attic.

Sometimes when the cats are found in the attic of an apartment building, the problem is that they are climbing up on nearby trees and entering in the attic using a roof duct. In such a case, the ducts should be sealed and a one-way exclusion door can be set. This means that the cat will be able to go out but will not have the chance to re-enter. The trap can also be set on the roof and it can be baited using cat food.

In order to keep the Bergen County cats out, you should use chicken wire or a hardware cloth over any other opening. If the cats enter into your attic, they will urinate there. In order to get out the urine odor, you need to use spray enzyme products. You will need to find the openings the cats have used in order to get inside. While trying to take the cats out, you should not confront them since they may bite. The best way to get rid of the cats is to use a cage trap. If you have stray cats in your attic, you could have just a few cats or a larger group of cats. Either way, there are some effective strategies you can use to capture the cats and relocate them to a more appropriate environment. You will need to take the necessary safety precautions because stray cats can be the carriers of diseases that can be transmitted to humans through direct or indirect contact. You will also want to act quickly because the urine and the feces that the New Jersey cats produce can create much damage in your attic in a short amount of time.

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