What Animal Is Making That Noise?

Hearing scratching sounds in the night? Strange noises in the attic or walls?

Chances are, you've got a new furry (or feathery) friend living in your home. Many animals move into homes looking for food or shelter and end up getting a little too comfortable.

The most common of these noise-causing animals are:

  • bats
  • rodents (rats and mice)
  • birds
  • raccoons
  • squirrels

Animal Noises in House

Bat Scratching Sounds in the Attic or Walls

When bats enter homes through small holes, sometimes they get stuck in the walls. Once in the walls, bats make scratching and squeaking sounds, as they tend to become disoriented when trying to get unstuck.

Since bats are nocturnal animals, you will most likely hear these animal noises at night when the bats are most active.

In order to stop these annoying scratching sounds, a Critter Control professional should come out to your home, identify where the scratching sounds are coming from within the walls and determine the best solution for removing the bat. Bats are also known for forming colonies inside attics, which can lead to significant damage to your home. You can identify bats in the attic by their scratching and scurrying sounds.



Rat & Mouse Noises in the Home

The most common complaints associated with rats and mice are the scratching noises heard in walls or ceilings. Rodents will make the most noise during the night when they are searching for food and during the cold winter nights when they are searching for shelter. Critter Control can help keep rodents out of your home by trapping the rats and mice within the home, identifying their entry points and sealing off these holes.



Birds Trapped in the Walls

When birds enter homes, they are commonly seeking a comfortable place to build their nests. If birds move too far into the home, they can get stuck in attics and walls. When this happens, birds will often make scratching and chirping sounds when trying to get loose. They may also claw at or hit their surroundings with their wings. These bird noises are most often heard homes during the early morning hours when birds are rising for food. Critter Control has professional wildlife personnel who can help remove birds from walls, attics, roofs or ceilings and relocate them and their nests to a safe place.



Raccoon Noises in the Attic

These nocturnal animals are notorious for getting stuck in attics and making loud noises in the middle of the night. Raccoons will enter attics when looking for shelter and will make a comfy home out of your attic insulation. During the night hours, you may hear raccoons running back and forth in the ceiling of your home or scratching at your drywall. Raccoons can be some of the loudest animals when stuck inside the home. To effectively get rid of raccoons and prevent these raccoon sounds from keeping you up all night, a Critter Control professional should be called. Our experts can effectively trap raccoons and keep them out of your home for good.



Squirrel Sounds in the Ceiling

Tree squirrels have a tendency to enter attics and set up permanent residency homes. Homeowners will commonly complain of jumping, scurrying or scratching sounds in the ceiling during the daylight hours. Squirrels will make significant amount of noise when entering and exiting the home in search of food. Critter Control professionals in the area can help keep squirrels from getting into your home by trapping these problem squirrels and sealing off their entry points.



If you are hearing scratching sounds at night or during the day within the walls, ceiling or attic of your home, you most likely have an animal problem. Contact the Critter Control office near you.

We can help you get rid of animal noise problems.  Call today: 1.800.274.8837


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