Hearing scratching sounds in the attic?

Strange noises in the attic or walls? Chances are, you’ve got a new furry (or feathery) houseguest. Many animals move into homes looking for food or shelter and end up getting a little too comfortable. The most common of these noise-causing animals are rodents (rats and mice), bats, birds, raccoons and squirrels.


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When bats enter homes through small holes, sometimes they get stuck in the walls. Once in the walls, bats make scratching and squeaking sounds, as they tend to become disoriented when trying to get unstuck. Since bats are nocturnal animals, you will most likely hear them at night when they’re most active. In order to stop these annoying scratching sounds, an Ace Wildlife Control professional should come out to your home, identify where the scratching sounds are coming from, and determine the best solution for removing the bat. Bats are also known for forming colonies inside attics, which can lead to significant damage to your home.


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The most common complaints associated with rats and mice are the scratching noises heard in walls or ceilings. Rodents will make the most noise during the night when they are searching for food and during the cold winter nights when they are searching for shelter. Ace Wildlife Control can help keep rodents out of your home by trapping the rats and mice, identifying their entry points and sealing off these holes.


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When birds enter homes, they are commonly seeking a comfortable place to build their nests. If birds move too far into the home, they can get stuck in attics and walls. When this happens, birds will often make scratching and chirping sounds when trying to get loose. These bird noises are most often heard homes during the early morning hours when birds are rising for food. Ace Wildlife Control has professional wildlife personnel who can help remove birds from walls, attics, roofs or ceilings and relocate them and their nests to a safe place.


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These nocturnal animals are notorious for getting stuck in attics and making loud noises in the middle of the night. Raccoons will enter attics when looking for shelter and will make a comfy home out of your attic insulation. During the night hours, you may hear raccoons running back and forth in the ceiling of your home or scratching at your drywall. Raccoons can be some of the loudest animals when stuck inside the home. To effectively get rid of them and prevent these raccoon sounds from keeping you up all night, an Ace Wildlife Control professional should be called. Our experts can effectively trap raccoons and keep them out of your home for good.


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Tree squirrels have a tendency to enter attics and set up permanent residency. Homeowners will commonly complain of jumping, scurrying or scratching sounds in the ceiling during the daylight hours. Squirrels will make a significant amount of noise when entering and exiting the home in search of food. Ace Wildlife Control professionals in the area can help keep squirrels from getting into your home by trapping these problem squirrels and sealing off their entry points.

If you are hearing scratching sounds at night or during the day within the walls, ceiling or attic of your home, you most likely have an animal problem. Call (615)-921-1479 to schedule your FREE inspection today!