If you’re hearing noises in your attic, you might think you’re suddenly in the scene of some horror movie where a goblin waiting to prey on you. But that’s only for the big screens. Instead, those noises might be coming from an animal who has found their way into the space by way of an opening in your roof and has taken shelter there.
Depending on the type of critter living in your basement you may only occasionally hear light scratching noises, or bigger thuds that have convinced you it must be a monster. The good news is, regardless of what’s decided to set up camp in your home, there are professionals trained in safely removing them and remedying the issue so it doesn’t happen again.
Here are 3 critters that might be to blame for your sleepless nights.
Birds in Your Attic
Birds take up refuge in attics more commonly than you think. Especially when seeking a site to make a nest, birds will always choose a location that’s best to keep predators away. And what better than a closed in location like your attic. You might not mind them as much as other critters, but they can attract insects and even snakes, so getting them removed is your safest bet.
Raccoons in the Attic
Raccoons are perhaps the more dangerous of the bunch since they have the potential to transport rabies. Like birds, they will usually seek out shelter in your attic because it’s a safe and dry place to nest young ones. The issue is that they can make tremendous noise and the odor can be offensive and harmful. Even if there isn’t a direct opening into your attic space, raccoons can still claw and scratch their way in right from the top of your roof. If you’re hearing lots of noises at night its likely raccoons.
Squirrels in Your Attic
Squirrels prefer a warm dry place to live during the cold winter months and may find your attic is a prime location. If you’re hearing lots of scratching and noise making during the daylight hours, chances are you have squirrels living in your attic. The problem with squirrels is the amount of damage they can do as they scratch and chew their way in and through things like electrical wires.
At Anderson Wildlife we use safe, humane methods to remove wildlife that has made a home in your attic and use preventative methods to keep them from returning. Contact us today.