What Animal Is Making Noises in My Wall?

When addressing an animal infestation in your home or office, it is Bat in Wallimportant to remember that these critters often become trapped inside walls when searching for a place to nest. When this happens, you are left with unfamiliar and annoying noises coming from your walls. With as frustrating as these noises can be, it is important to understand which animals cause which noises to ensure proper removal. Some commonly found animals include:

  • Bats – These nocturnal creatures tend to seek out dark places inside your home when nesting. A colony of bats will generally enter the attic first, giving them access to your walls and other areas of your home, where they sometimes become trapped. Scratching up high in the walls is a good indicator of bat activity, and we recommend not trying to free them on your own, as it puts you at risk of being bitten or scratched.
  • Squirrels – Notorious for tearing up attic insulation, squirrels have the capacity to cause a lot of damage. Their quick scampering is a dead giveaway to their presence in your walls, as well as the occasional noise of them gnawing on wooden structures and electrical wiring. Squirrels should be removed as quickly as possible to minimize potential damage.
  • Rats – The heaviest of the three critters on this list, rats are easily identified by their loud and heavy-sounding thumping. Similar to bats, rats are nocturnal in nature and prefer dark areas which often leads them into your walls. This also means that you are more likely to hear their presence during nighttime hours.

Let Us Help

Having animals in your home poses huge problems for the health of your family and wellbeing of your home. Every animal poses different risks, so knowing the warning signs of each is the first step. Let the professionals handle your infestation problems so you and your family can stay safe and out of harm’s way. Call Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407-295-7194 with any questions, or to schedule your complimentary home consultation.