What Is That Noise In My Attic?
What are those noises in my attic? The first thing some people think of when hearing strange noises in their attic is “Ghosts.” The times when these noises usually occur are very early in the morning. This happens anytime between 12:00 am to 5:00 am. Since the house is very quiet at this time, even the slightest “bump” can resonate throughout the entire house. If you have this problem, it is likely an animal has found its way into your attic. Most wild animals such as flying squirrels, mice, rats, opossums and raccoons are nocturnal. In saying so, this is the time when they are most active. The most common call we get is “Help, I have squirrels in my attic!”
How Do I Know If I Have Squirrels In My Attic?
Most homeowners today do not spend a lot of time on their home’s roof. Consequently, they are not aware of what might be happening up there. The roof is usually the primary access point for wild animals. The attic vent, ridge vent, gable vent and soffit panels under a roofs eve can create an easy entrance and exit into your attic. This happens without the owners knowledge because it is too hard to see these areas from the ground, most of the time.
So how do I know if I have squirrels in my attic? Simply start by asking yourself the following questions:
- Are you hearing scratching or scurrying noises in the ceiling or walls?
- Do the noises you hear occur early in the morning or late in the afternoon?
- Have you noticed chew holes in your home or business’s soffit, siding, gutters, or trim?
- Do you see more squirrels than usual around your home or business?
What Your Next Step Should Be
If the answer is “YES” to any of these questions, you may have a squirrel or other wildlife problem in your home or business. Unfortunately, these animals can be very tricky to remove. The best way to find out if you have wild animals invading your home is to call a wildlife control professional who has experience dealing with these types of problems and knows what to look for.
Varmint Gone is a licensed, insured, and local veteran owned company providing fast and reliable squirrel removal service and squirrel damage repair since 1983. Call Varmint Gone at 888-391-3330 or schedule an inspection online so we may help you get rid of squirrels or other wildlife from your home or business. With our 5-year warranty on all repairs, you can rest assured you will never hear those disturbing noises in your attic again.