Listen to animal sounds and wildlife calls to help identify nuisance wildlife. 

There are wildlife species that have adapted to live in urban and suburban environments. Some of these animals like squirrels and birds are prevalent and quite obvious. Other urban wildlife like coyotes, raccoons, or skunks are present but more elusive to see.

If you have an animal living in your home or on your property, you probably will not see that animal. But you will find evidence of it. The top compliant people have about a nuisance wildlife issue is hearing animal sounds and noises.

What noises do animals make in your home?

The most common wildlife that live among people can all make a variety of noises. Raccoons have over 200 vocalizations they use to communicate. Hearing the noise and when you heard it, can help identify the animals on your property or in your house.

Identifying Animal Noises

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.

What animals make noises at night?

Raccoons, opossums, rats, mice, bats, and skunks are nocturnal animals that you will most likely have a human-wildlife conflict with. Coyotes, bobcats, and foxes are also nocturnal but are much more rare.
Homeowners can also experience problems with squirrels and birds. Tree squirrels and some birds are diurnal. 

What animals make chirping noises?

Squirrels and birds like chimney swifts will make chirping noises. When squirrel kits feel distressed, they make bird-like chirping noises.  Opossums make clicking noises when they’re trying to attract a mage.

What animal make clicking sounds?

Bats, opossums, and birds can make clicking sounds at night. In an enclosed space like an attic, people can hear the clicks and chirps from a bat.

What animals make squeaking noises?

Squeaking noises might be the most common animal sound. Squirrels, bats, mice, rats, birds, and baby raccoons can all make a high pitched squeaking noise. It is not uncommon for people to think they heard one animal species but actually have another nuisance wildlife issue.

What animals making screaming noises at night?

Coyotes, bobcats, and foxes all can make noises that sound like a scream. Male red foxes make noises similar to the sound of a screaming woman to warn off competing mates. A coyote howl is long, high-pitched. Bobcats can make loud yowls and screams. Some birds like starlings can make screaming sounds.

What animal makes screeching noises at night?

Screeching at night is not a common animal noise homeowners will hear. Opossums, skunks and the Eastern Screech Owl can make screech noises at night. Opossums and skunks are usually silent to avoid detection.