What Is That Noise?◀ Back To Blog
September 8, 2016
So, you're lying in bed after a long stressful day, and just as you're about to fall asleep, you hear a noise coming from the attic. At first you think something may have fallen, but then you hear something else. Something disturbing! Is that scratching? You climb out of bed, get a flashlight, and head up into the attic to see what is making the noise. Along the way you grab a baseball bat, just in case something decides to leap out at you from the darkness.
We could go on with this story but every home is different and no two pest invasion stories are the same. However, there are some things that are always the same. Here's what you need to know.
Noises that occur at night are usually done by nocturnal animals such as mice, rats, raccoons, opossums, and flying squirrels.
Noises during the day are usually regular squirrels. Non-flying squirrels are diurnal. That means they are active during the day. If you're hearing bumping at night, it is not likely to be a squirrel, but it still may be. If a squirrel has young, they may make some noise during nighttime hours.
It is never a good idea to go up into an attic space to look for the source of a thumping or scratching sound. No matter how docile or unintimidating an animal normally is, it can be dangerous if it is cornered, protecting it’s young, or infected with rabies.
Calling animal control will not likely resolve your issue. State funded animal control is geared toward dealing with dangerous animals or animals in distress. If there is no imminent threat or a pet animal involved, they will automatically direct you to a wildlife control professional.
Pest control companies name their services "Wildlife Control" because they focus on dealing with issues related to wildlife.
At Thomas Pest Services, we offer the most advanced, complete, and humane wildlife control services in New York. If you need to know what is making noise in your home and want to know that the issue will be completely resolved in a safe and conscientious manner, you can trust the certified wildlife control experts at Thomas Pest Services. Our team will diagnose the issue, humanely, remove the invading animal(s), address issues of contamination, repair damages caused (if requested), and seal the home to prevent their re-entry.
Get a fast and complete resolution to your wildlife invasion. Reach out to Thomas Pest Services today.