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Michigan Attic Pest: Bats, Birds, Mice, Raccoon, Squirrels

Common Signs You Have Wildlife Nesting in the Attic

  • You hear scratching in the ceiling and walls at night.

  • You hear running in the attic.

  • You hear chirping in the attic.

  • You have had a bat or mouse in the house.

  • You see bats flying, squirrels running, or raccoon's around your home.

  • You see bats or squirrels coming out of a hole on your roof.

  • You see dirt marks or chew marks on the louvers of your gable vent.

Hearing Scratching in the Attic?

Are you hearing scratching, noises, flapping, running in the attic? Well it could be a mouse, squirrel, bird, raccoon, 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 you will find scenarios in which you may hear scratching in your attic.

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. Squirrels will multiply fast so it is important to get rid of your squirrel problem before it becomes a larger one.

Solutions: One-way doors, live traps, snap traps, and squirrel proofing.

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 sounds are more of a light scratching and a quiet running. Consider the poison free method to solve your mice problem.

Solutions: One-way doors, trapping, and mice proofing your roof

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. Birds will create large nest filled with diseases.

Solutions: One-way doors, nest removal, proofing the attic, visual deterrents, and physical deterrents.

Raccoons in the Attic

Sound like someone broke into your attic? That's raccoon's running across your attic. Raccoon's will tear up your insulation to create bedding. In doing so they damage your insulation. They scratch and thump on your drywall.

Solutions: Trapping, relocation, damage repair and clean-up.

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 of their wings if the bats are trying to move through insulation. Bats will also make a chirping noise which is high pitched.

Solutions: Only way is through a live bat exclusion and proofing.

Contact us About Hearing Scratching

If you are hearing scratching in the walls or attic you may want to have a home inspection to identify the problem. We service several areas for animals in the attic. Our live attic pest exclusions are different than most wildlife control companies. We use a one way door method and wildlife prevention to solve problems with wildlife in your attic. For more information to see if we are in your area, visit our service area page to see if we can help.