What animal is in my ceiling or attic?

Hearing noises in ceiling? Rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, bats, opossums, and birds are among the most common culprits in this kind of situation. Any noises coming from your walls or ceiling is a solid indicator that an animal has made its way into your house. It could be a wild critters trapped inside, unable to get out. It could also possibly be rodents looking for a new place to call home. The insulation, cables, and other components in the attic are at risk of damaged by the presence of these animals.

Squeaks and other noises made by these animals will aid to identify them. Knowing this information will help homeowners and exterminators choose a pest control approach that works best for their particular situation. An important cue is the time of day when you first hear it. Squirrels are often the source of daytime noises.  During the night, raccoons, rats, or other nocturnal animals may be making noise in the attic.

Are the sounds coming from a wall or a tight place? Does it sound like scampering by something fast and light? It’s likely a rat or mouse.

What about the sound volume? Loud noises like walking and banging around are characteristic of larger animals like raccoons and opossums.


What to do about noises in ceiling or attic?

Identify Which Animal Makes the Sound

There are a variety of critters in the attic that make distinct noises. The kind of noise, the volume, and the frequency of the sound might help you identify the pest. However, without any other information, it’s impossible to precisely establish which species is nesting in the attic.

You may try looking for other clues to their identity if they’re not in the attic every time you check. Animals in the attic may be identified by the size and form of their droppings.


Eliminate the Pest in the Attic

It’s time to bring in pest control to get rid of the animals making sounds in your attic, after you’ve determined what sort they are. It’s possible to save money by doing your own exclusion work in your home, but it’s preferable to leave the job to the professionals.

Professional exterminators have the proper equipment and training to clear your attic of any unwanted guests. Exclusion work that is safe for the family and the environment may be carried out because of this.


Throw Away the Nesting Materials

When the animals have been exterminated, the process doesn’t finish. Disinfecting the space and removing any nesting materials are also critical. Decontamination is usually included in the services of pest control companies, so homeowners do not have to worry about how to properly dispose of nesting materials.

After removing the source of the scratching sounds from their attic, homeowners should dispose of any nesting materials they found. Make careful to use complete protective gear when cleaning out the nests, since their droppings and urine may still pollute the home and spread illness.


Seal All Roof Holes

Once the pests have been exterminated and the nests have been cleaned out, it’s time to check the house for possible animal entry points. Fill in the holes in the wall with steel wool and caulk to keep rodents away.

Repairing the holes in the roof and the gaps in the walls reduces the risk of various animals becoming trapped in the attic.


Trim Trees Near the Attic

Many animals gain access to your home through the roof and attic, which are connected by a series of tall trees. Long branches serve as a means of transportation as they cross the roof in search of an opening. For those who don’t want to cut down the tall trees in their yard, it’s important to trim the branches attached to the roof.

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Call us today for a free inspection and no-obligation estimate. We’ll be able to get rid of the animals in your attic that are making scratching¬†noises.

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