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December 7, 2012
If you are hearing noises in your attic, or in other places in your home a wild animal or rodent may have decided to temporarily use your attic space as a den or nesting site. There are many clues to identify what type of animal or rodent is causing a ruckus:
- What time of day or night you are hearing the most activity?
- What kind of noises you are hearing?
- What “signs” you are seeing (footprints, fecal material, etc.)?
If you are hearing activity between the months of March through October, it is extremely likely that the animal in your attic is a female with dependent young! During the birthing season (March through October), wild animals often seek out den sites that are well protected from other wild animal predators – and, inevitably, closer to human habitation since human dwellings afford many kinds of niches.
For some Albany homeowners, homes in Clifton Park, Saratoga and surrounding areas are hearing sounds and noises coming from the attic, ceiling, walls, crawl spaces, etc. As animals and rodents move around, they can scratch, thump, scurry and pitter-patter.
Let’s help you determine what that noise in your attic, ceiling or wall:
Daytime Noises: Grey Squirrel
The gray squirrel is active during the daytime, particularly early morning and early evening. Squirrels make fast, scurrying noises running.
Sometimes raccoons can make noises during the day, but make heavier and slower noises.
Vocal Noises: Raccoons
Vocal growls or chattering can indicate raccoons.
Fast Pitter-Patter at Night: Rodents
Rats and mice can be surprisingly loud. Sometimes they can scratch, but if you hear fast running, particularly if it goes up and down walls, then you've got rats or mice!
Thumping at Night: Larger Animal.
Thumping usually comes from larger animals, like a raccoon or opossum.
If you are hearing scratching sounds at night or during the day in the walls, ceiling or attic of your home or structure, you most likely have an animal or rodent problem. Once the varmint is identified, Thomas Pest Services, your wildlife removal specialist will create a treatment plan to trap, remove and seal to prevent entry again. The most important thing after removing the animal is cleaning up the mess they left and preventing animal entry again. As your Albany wildlife removal specialists, we help homeowners and business in Troy, Latham, Clifton Park, Charlton, Saratoga and Mechanicsville with effective wildlife solutions. Let Thomas Pest Services identify the noise in your wall or the noise in your attic with a free inspection!