Animal Sounds

Using Animal Sounds to Identify Infestations

Since attics and wall voids are typically safe from predators and extreme weather, pest animals often move into these spaces. Depending on the time of year and type of animal, these areas are used for birthing offspring and nursing babies to health. These pests rarely stay quiet, so animal sounds coming from walls and attics are telltale signs of wildlife infestation. Homeowners should be alert for scratching, chirping, chittering, squeaking, and similar noises.

Animal Noises at Night

Many of the pests likely to be found in homes are active at night. Residents can generally tell the difference between tree branches scraping against siding and pest infestations because nocturnal animal sounds also include clawing, rubbing, and whining. As rats and squirrels are common house invaders, homeowners may hear chewing and gnawing, as well. Additionally, certain pests emit vocalizations, from the growls and screams of raccoons to the clicking sounds made by opossums.

Additional Problems

In addition to making lots of noise and disturbing residents, animal infestations lead to contamination. Pests spread disease through fecal matter and collections of urine. Unused food, dead carcasses, and fresh droppings also attract unwanted insects such as flies and maggots. While building nests, animals cause damage by tearing up insulation and making exit points larger with their claws and teeth.

Due to the number of problems pests cause, homeowners should take action as soon as they hear animal noises in the attic or walls. Since most pests will attempt to defend themselves if approached, it’s best to contact local wildlife removal specialists at Trutech for safe and effective removal.