Noises in the Attic – Critter Control Tallahassee

What’s that Sound?

Shh. What’s that noise? Rustling, chittering, and scratching sounds from up above may indicate a rodent problem in your attic.

Attic Infestation

Attics provide welcome shelter from the elements for rodents. From running to fighting, the activities of squirrels, mice, and rats can be noisy, and when they’re residing in your attic, you are likely to hear it. As these critters scurry about, you may hear the scuffling, gnawing, squeaks, and other vocals of these unwelcome house guests.

If you’re able to easily and safely access your attic, take a look around for other signs of infestation, such as droppings. Mouse feces measure about 0.5 cm. Rat and squirrel droppings are larger, at 1.5 to 2 cm.

Rodents and Home Damage

In addition to the unease that these sounds cause, the underlying cause is a potential hazard to your home. Rodents chew incessantly. They chew through insulation, wiring, drywall, flooring, and other building materials. This can lead to fire hazards and other costly and dangerous damage to your home.

Critter Control® of Tallahassee to the Rescue

Trying to rid yourself of these pests on your own can quickly become an expensive and ultimately futile endeavor. There are numerous products on the market, such as odor deterrents and strobe lights, that fail to work at all. Traps and poisons may help, but they come with their own problems and hazards.

Your most effective option is to turn to a professional pest control company, such as Critter Control® of Tallahassee. Our knowledgeable and experienced technicians are skilled in effective rodent control techniques to remove these pests from your attic and take proven steps to deter their return. Call us today at 850-745-4111 to schedule your free consultation.

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