Are you hearing scratching, noises, flapping, running in the attic? Well it could be a mouse, squirrel, or flying squirrel. Or in most cases it is a bat roosting under the insulation. Bats have two sets of claws and use them to drag themselves underneath your insulation to find warm areas to roost. Below are some noises you may hear which will help you identify the noises you are hearing.
Squirrels in the attic: When you hear jumping around, rolling of nuts, and fast running you are hearing squirrels. Also when squirrels are preparing their nest you will hear constant digging and clawing at your ceiling.
Mice in the attic: Mice tend to use your insulation for nesting. If you look in your attic and see half dollar size holes through out your insulation, typically you will find a nest of mice. Mice is more of a light scratching and a quiet running.
Birds in the attic: Birds will claw at your ceiling and sometimes fall into a wall cavity. Wings flapping loudly and clawing is what you will hear the most. Sometimes you will hear chirping from younger birds.
Raccoons in the attic: Sound like someone broke into your attic? That’s raccoons running across your attic. Raccoons will tear up your insulation to create bedding. In doing so they damage your insulation. They scratch and thump on your drywall.
Bats in the attic: Bats sound a lot like mice scratching. You will generally hear bats late at night and real early in the morning. Sometimes you will hear a lite flapping from their wings if the bats are trying to move through insulation. You may even hear some chirping noises in your attic or wall.
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