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The below photos should help you properly identify the animal tracks that you see. These are pictures of squirrel tracks. If you see these types tracks in your attic or yard, they were made by a squirrel.
SQUIRREL TRACKS DESCRIPTION: Small, of course. The front feet are about a half-inch by a half-inch, and the hind feet are longer, about an inch long by a half-inch wide. They have five toes, like all mammals, and all five show up in the footprints. The claw marks usually show in snow or mud. The feet have several pads. Tracks made on firm surfaces will look like a bunch of little spots, whereas tracks in mud or snow look more like small handprints.
If you see squirrel footprints in your attic, and you currently hear the squirrels, use my below guides to learn how to get the squirrels out. If you're not sure what footprints you have, then there are other ways to determine what animal you have in your house. Check out my general guide to getting animals out of attics to find out what critter tracks you've got.
Click here for my full guide on how to get squirrels out of the attic for advanced tips and advice
Or my original squirrel removal page with various basic information
The five-step guide to How to Get Rid of Squirrels. Or my comprehensive squirrel trapping tips page.
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Customer email about squirrel tracks:
I wake up every morning to the sounds of the squirrels in the attic. I have seen the squirrel going up the air conditioning cord, and we have identified their tracks in the attic, however we cannot find where they are getting in. I have a crawl attic and it is pretty tight. We tried the trap, it did not work. Does the fox urine work? I need a help, if anyone has a solution that has worked, please share.
My response: No, fox urine doesn't work. You've got to find out how they are getting in, remove them via trapping or exclusion, and seal the openings up afterward. Make sure the young are big enough to go outside, and into the traps. Have you considered hiring a professional wildlife company?