Rat Sounds

Roof rate climbing a wooden structure

Oftentimes, rat sounds are the first indicators of rodent problems within the home. When indoors, these pests can be heard gnawing on floor joists, siding, and electrical wiring to grind down their front teeth. They also scamper around within walls, commonly leading homeowners to misidentify them as larger pests. However, when the scurrying is paired […]

Chipmunk Sounds

Chipmunk eating a nut

Chipmunks most frequently use a high-pitched chirping noise. Their ‘chuck-chuck’ call is often mistaken for birdsong. But when responding to threats, you may hear a high-pitched ‘wee.’  Chipmunks usually live in underground burrows, but it is not unheard of for them to find their way into human homes. As far as home-invading rodents are concerned, […]

Squirrel Sounds

  If you hear sounds in your attic during the day, most times it is a squirrel. Squirrels will most likely make noises during the early morning and late evening, when squirrels are entering and exiting the home. Squirrels commonly produce scurrying, scampering, and scratching sounds in the attic. Because of their size, it can […]

Bat Sounds

Despite the old idiom, bats are not blind—they just don’t rely on their sight to any meaningful degree. Instead, they “see” the world primarily through sound, using something called echolocation. Echolocation occurs when an animal emits a sound wave that bounces off an object, returning an echo that provides information about the object’s distance and size.  […]