It is sometimes scary to hear noises in your attic. But, whether it’s a ghost, snake, bat, or rat, there’s a variety of things that make noise. As such, it’s essential to carefully consider what is up there. After all, these animals are potentially dangerous and difficult to deal with. So, it’s important to consider carefully the next steps you take. If you need to know what to do when you’re hearing noises in your attic, we invite you to continue reading for some very interesting tips.
3 Tips About What To Do When Hearing Noises In Your Attic
The easiest and safest thing to do is to listen. Depending on what animal is in your attic, you hear different things. For example, a raccoon litter sounds different from a snake. While you might listen to soft purring or a calm noise coming from one, the other will involve slithering noises, hissing, and more. If you’re worried about what’s in your attic, start by listening as close to the source as is safely possible.
Interestingly, there are countless potential noises, meaning you should listen for these:
- Quiet but quick tapping sounds: it’s likely a rodent, whether a mouse or a rat. These animals move very quickly but are light and have tiny claws.
- Soft scratching: this might also be a rodent, although it could potentially be a bat. Bats are notoriously quiet creatures, although these nocturnal animals might be the source of your sound with high-pitched noises and gentle scratching.
- Digging sounds: also potentially heard as a repeated sound, this is likely a trait of an animal like a squirrel. Squirrels often find their way into an attic, digging directly through your home to get where they want — this is the digging sound.
- Cat sounds or gentle mews: this is likely a raccoon family, which means you should immediately contact a professional service. Young raccoons are notoriously difficult to remove safely, so visit raccoonsattic.com to learn what to do next.
- There are so many more, so you should listen carefully and either match up the sound or contact a professional who could recognize the sound and help you for further action, like CritterPro.
2. Take a look (only if they’re absent).
If your animal in the attic isn’t present for an extended time, try to visit the attic. Only do this if you know that there’s nothing there that could hurt you or surprise you. After all, it’s much better to safely find out what’s causing you trouble than finding out with a surprise.
In this scenario, safely enter your attic and look around. If you can, go equipped in a protective suit with facial gear. But, again, this is only a potential step if you’re determined that there’s no longer anything in your attic. If you have even the slightest doubt, stay out and call the professionals.
3. Getting rid of the noise.
Calling the pros might sound like an advertisement, but it’s a necessity if you don’t know what you’re dealing with. With resources, there’s a bit less mystery, but things can still go south quickly. In these situations, it’s much more important to be safe than immediately solve the problem. Noises can be misleading or downright incorrectly assumed, meaning that you need to gather as much information as you can from a safe distance. The animal control companies will care for animal problems that you don’t know much about, meaning that they’ll put you in safe hands.
If you’re hearing noises in your attic, follow these tips to safely get the pests out of your home. If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links to more fantastic articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.
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